Board of Accountancy

Present Duties​

The board regulates approximately 8,500 Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and Public Accountants (PAs), as well as approximately 1,000 public accounting firms. Applicants for licensure must meet minimum standards in terms of education, work experience and successful completion of the national CPA exam. Thereafter, licensees must renew their license by demonstrating professional accounting competency every two years through 80 hours of education for active licensees.

The board holds licensees accountable for adhering to all professional and ethical standards that apply to their practice. Complaints can be submitted to the board from members of the public, other sources or may be self-initiated by the board. A complaint form can be found on the board’s website. If an investigation finds a violation of board statutes or rules, licensees are held accountable for their conduct through disciplinary action. The public can verify the status and disciplinary history of an Oregon licensee or public accounting firm on the board’s website or by calling the board office. Seven staff members support the board.​
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Contact Information

Telephone: 503-378-4181
Fax: 503-378-3575
Contact: Martin Pittoni, Executive Director; Nancy Young-Oliver, CPA, CISA, CFE, Chair​
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Accountancy​
Public Information Officer: Martin Pittoni ​

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 673

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
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Records & Publications

State Archives Holdings from This Agency

The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee. Take the Web tour for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
Title: Board Minutes and Agendas
Dates: 1913-1964
Cubic Ft.: 1