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The Board is responsible for licensing and regulating Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and Public Accountants (PAs) in Oregon.
Mission Statement

The mission of the Oregon Board of Accountancy is to protect the public by regulating the practice and performance of all services provided by licensed accountants.

 

Organization

Annual Performance Measures

The Oregon Board of Accountancy assures that approximately 9,100 CPAs, PAs, municipal auditors and public accounting firms registered to practice in Oregon demonstrate and maintain professional competency to serve the needs of their clients and other users of their services. The Board is authorized by ORS chapter 673 to establish and enforce standards and regulations and license qualified applicants to practice public accountancy in Oregon.

 

Programs

The Board is always looking for individuals to serve on the various Board committees. If you are interested, please contact the Board office for more information.

 

COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE
 
 
Membership
The Complaints Committee shall consist of at least six members. Committee membership should include members with diverse practice specialties and expertise, which may include attest services, governmental accounting and auditing, income tax return preparation, estates and trusts, investments and bankruptcy. 
 
Functions 
The Complaints Committee shall provide technical assistance to the Board staff in the investigation of complaints received by the Board. The Committee shall review staff investigation reports and make recommendations to the Board regarding disciplinary action or other resolution of complaint investigations. The Committee shall conduct a review of the relevant statutory provisions and administrative rules and make recommendations for revisions to the Oregon Board of Accountancy. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS COMMITTEE

 
Membership
The Qualifications Committee shall consist of at least five members. Membership should include one member in higher education, two members in private industry, and the remaining members shall be involved in the practice of public accounting.
 
Functions 
The Qualifications Committee shall review the experience requirements of individuals applying for an Oregon certificate or license to practice public accountancy, and make recommendations to the Oregon Board of Accountancy regarding such applications. The Committee shall review experience records submitted by applicants to demonstrate achievement of the core competencies in other professional standards, including non-public accounting experience (equivalent experience) and experience obtained through Board approved experience programs. The Committee shall consider requests for extensions of the eight-year rule. The Committee shall conduct a review of the relevant statutory provisions and administrative rules and make recommendations for revisions to the Oregon Board of Accountancy. 

 

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
 
 
Membership
The Continuing Professional Education Committee (CPE) shall consist of at least 5 members. Committee membership should include one member in higher education, one member in private industry, one member in governmental accounting and the remaining members shall be actively involved in the practice of public accounting.
 
Functions 
The CPE Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Board on issues involving continuing education requirements, licensee reinstatements and the licensing program for municipal auditors. The Committee shall conduct a review of the relevant statutory provisions and administrative rules and make recommendations for revisions to the Oregon Board of Accountancy. 

 

PEER REVIEW OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

 
Membership
The Peer Review Oversight Committee (PROC) shall consist of at least three members. Committee membership should include two members with a currently active license to practice, with recent experience in accounting and auditing; one member may be a non-licensee with extensive experience in preparing and/or using financial statements.
 
Functions 
The Committee shall approve, oversee and monitor peer review programs sponsored by professional organizations. The Committee shall review such programs for compliance and implementation of the minimum standards for performing and reporting on peer reviews. Firm names and information concerning a specific firm obtained by the Peer Review Oversight Committee during oversight activities shall be kept confidential. The Committee shall report modifications to approved peer review programs to the Board of Accountancy. The Committee shall conduct a review of the relevant statutory provisions and administrative rules and make recommendations for revisions to the Oregon Board of Accountancy.