Only Certified Public Accountants (CPA), by Florida law, can perform audits, and reviews, and give opinions on your financial statements. However, an accountant is not required to have a Florida license to prepare taxes. Certain bookkeeping duties also do not require a Florida license.
Hiring a Florida licensed CPA to do your accounting is the best way to make sure your services are done correctly. Florida licensed CPAs are regulated, and tested by the State of Florida and by law must be recertified every two years.
In the State of Florida, because CPAs are licensed and regulated, complaints may be filed against them. Administrative action can be taken against the license. However, if the person is not a CPA, the Department has no jusidicition and only civil action can be taken.
Attorney Lars Soreide, of Soreide Law Group, PLLC, represents CPA’s in front of the Florida Board of Accountancy regarding any licensing issues. For a free consultation with an attorney please call: (888) 760-6552, or visit our website at : www.floridaprofessionallicense.com.