CPAs in Florida
On Florida’s DBPR’s website the definition of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is someone who has passed the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Uniform CPA examination, met educational, and licensure requirements in the state of Florida and have been issued a license to practice public accounting. CPAs provide accounting, auditing, tax, financial planning, and management consulting services. Florida CPA firms must be licensed and CPAs can only practice in a licensed firm.
Please note that the items below are merely offered as examples of work that requires and does not require a license. The list is not all inclusive. Under certain circumstances, a CPA who holds an active license in good standing from another jurisdiction and does not have an office in Florida could practice in Florida without notification or fee under mobility provisions. You should also check with your county or city to learn whether or not a local business tax receipt or certificate of competency is required for services that do not require a state license. If you have specific questions, please contact Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
|Needs a License||Does not need a License|
|Perform audits, reviews, and compilations||Prepare a tax return for yourself or others or providing advice as to federal tax matters.|
|Express an opinion of financial statements that provide a level of assurance as to the reliability or fairness of the financial information.||Perform basic bookkeeping or accounting functions.|
|Use the CPA designation|
|Advertise or represent oneself as a CPA|
This very valuable information comes from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website.
Soreide Law Group, PLLC, represents CPA’s in front of the Florida Board of Accountancy regarding licensing issues. For more information about professional licensing law please visit: www.floridaprofessionallicense.com or call to speak to an attorney at:(888) 760-6552.