Financial Preparers Oppose the PCAOB’s Plan for More Disclosures

The PCAOB’s proposal requiring additional information in the auditors’ report, is facing opposition from the preparers of financial statements, industry organizations and audit committees.  In a recent Journal of Accountancy article,  they reported more than 60 companies posting letters on the PCAOP’s website expressing opposition to the proposed requirements for the auditor to include descriptions of “critical […]


Florida Contractors Licensing Issues

If your Florida contractors license was suspended unexpectedly and you aren’t sure why, it’s possible that the suspension is for failing to comply with the disciplinary actions taken against your license by the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) or failure to comply with the terms of probation on your license. If the CILB has taken disciplinary action against […]


Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board of Florida

Important information from the Florida Board of Professional Regulation’s Website: Assessment Fee During the August 2010 license renewal, the Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board will charge a one-time special assessment fee of $75.00 per licensee, which will be due along with your renewal fee. The department is statutorily required to maintain a cash balance for each […]


Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office “Sting” Unlicensed Contractors in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE—Friday, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, in partnership with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, completed a three-day sting called “Operation Hammerdown” targeting unlicensed contactors. Twenty-two unlicensed contractors were issued cease and deists notices by DBPR and notices to appear by JSO. “We are committed to […]


The Department of Business and Professional Regulation Protects Consumers with Statewide Unlicensed Activity Operation

March 5, 2010 TALLAHASSEE—From Pensacola to Miami and Jacksonville to Ft. Myers, this week Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigators swept the state for any unlicensed activity. Sweep operations were held throughout Florida to protect consumers from the personal and financial harm that can result from hiring unlicensed individuals. DBPR conducted 21 sweeps in […]