California Board of Accountancy Takes Oppose Unless Amended Position on AB 646 Relating to Disclosures of Expunged Convictions

By Frannie Winters AB 646 (Low), as amended January 24, 2022, is a two-year bill that would add section 493.5 to the Business and Professions Code to require a licensing board under the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), including the Continue reading

Board of Accountancy Finalizes Rulemaking Package Regarding the Definition of Satisfactory Evidence of Educational Requirements

By Frannie Winters At its January 21, 2022, meeting [Agenda item XI.A.], the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) considered the public comments received regarding its proposed amendments to section 2.8, Title 16 of the CCR to streamline the Board’s process Continue reading

California Board of Accountancy Sponsored Bill, AB 298 (Irwin) Becomes Law

By Frannie Winters AB 298 (Irwin), as amended June 17, 2021, amends sections 5007, 5070, 5070.5, and 5094.3 of, and add sections 5009.5 and 5093.5 to, the Business and Professions Code to implement the California Board of Accountancy’s (CBA or Continue reading

Board of Accountancy Proposes Rulemaking Regarding the Sale, Transfer, or Discontinuance of a Licensee’s Practice

By Frannie Winters On July 30, 2021, the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) published notice of its intent to add sections 54.3 and 54.4, Title 16 of the CCR to protect client confidentiality in the sale, transfer, or discontinuance of Continue reading

California Board of Accountancy to Accept Remote-Proctored CPA Examination Scores

By Connor Greth At its January 14, 2021 meeting (Agenda Items II. A and B (recording)), the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) heard an update from representatives of the National Association of State Boards of Accounting (NASBA) and the American Continue reading

California Board of Accountancy Sponsors AB 298 (Irwin) to Implement its Legislative Priorities for 2021

By Connor Greth AB 298 (Irwin), as introduced on January 25, 2021, is a bill sponsored by the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) that would amend sections 5007, 5070, and 5070.5 of, and add sections 5009.5 and 5093.5 to the Continue reading

OAL Approves California Board of Accountancy’s Peer Review Reporting Regulations

By Connor Greth On December 3, 2020, approved CBA’s proposal to amend section 45, Title 16 of the CCR, to clarify that only accounting firms, as opposed to individual licensees, are required to report peer review information to the Board. Continue reading

California Board of Accountancy Contemplates National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Amendments to the Uniform Accountancy Act Model Rules

By Connor Greth At its July 23, 2020 meeting, [Agenda Item I.I], the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) considered the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s (NASBA) “exposure draft” of proposed amendments to the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) Model Continue reading

AB 1525, Providing Financial Services to the Cannabis Industry, Signed into Law

By Connor Greth AB 1525 (Jones-Sawyer), as amended August 21, 2020, adds Chapter 24 (commencing with section 26260) to Division 10 of the Business and Professions Code to establish a safe harbor under California law for financial institutions and accountants Continue reading