Board Member Information:
The State Board of Accountancy shall consist of fifteen members, one of whom shall be the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs in the Department of State or a designee, one of whom shall be the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General or his designee, and the remaining thirteen of whom shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to the consent of the Senate, as follows:
Nine members shall be certified public accountants, all of whom are licensees and at least six of whom are actively engaged in the practice of public accounting as their principal occupation at the time of their appointment. Two of the members who are certified public accountants shall be appointed from the eastern part of the State, two from the western part, two from the central part, and the remainder from any part of the State. At least two of the members who are certified public accountants shall be actively engaged at the time of their appointment in the practice of public accounting with firms that have five or fewer licensees participating in the firm’s practice.
Three members shall be persons who are not affiliated in any manner with the profession, who shall represent the public at large.
One member shall be a public accountant who is a licensee engaged in the practice of public accounting as his or her principal occupation at the time of appointment. The public accountant member shall be eliminated and the number of certified public accountant members increased by one when the number of public accountants who are licensees falls below fifty for the first time. The elimination of the public accountant member as provided in this clause shall not have the effect of shortening the term of the incumbant public accountant member of the board.