Statement of Organization

Established by Chapter 93-12 of the North Carolina General Statutes, the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examiners (the Board) is an independent, self-funded occupational licensing board that grants certificates of qualification as certified public accountants (CPAs) to those individuals who meet the statutory requirements. The Board also adopts and enforces the Rules of Professional Ethics and Conduct to be observed by CPAs in this State. Other functions of the Board include registration of CPA firms; renewal of CPA certificates and CPA firm registrations; administration of the Uniform CPA Examination; administration of the continuing professional education (CPE) compliance program, administration of the Peer Review compliance program; disposition of administrative hearings with respect to State statutes and rules; and administration of other provisions of NCGS 93.

The Board’s staff includes an Executive Director, a Deputy Director, a Staff Attorney, 10 full-time staff members, and one part-time staff member. The office has five sections:  Administrative Services, Communications, Examinations, Licensing, and Professional Standards (Enforcement). The Administrative Services Section is responsible for the internal operation of the office for functions such as accounting and purchasing. The Communications Section is responsible for designing, writing, and editing Board publications such as the Activity Review and press releases, as well as maintaining the Board’s website and managing its social media presence. The Examinations Section is responsible for processing applications for the Uniform CPA Examination, Exam score notices, and successful Exam candidate notifications. The Licensing Section is responsible for processing applications for CPA certificates and CPA firm registrations, as well as the annual renewal of each. In addition, the Licensing Section is responsible for administering the CPE and peer review compliance programs. The Professional Standards (Enforcement) Section is responsible for all inquiries, complaints, and administrative hearings pertaining to the rules of professional ethics and conduct of CPAs. The Professional Standards Section is also responsible for investigating the unauthorized use of the CPA title. The Executive Staff is responsible for the overall management of the Board staff and the management of the Board’s activities as directed by the Board members.

Contact Us

The Board office is located at 1101 Oberlin Road, Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27605-1169. The mailing address is PO Box 12827, Raleigh , NC 27605-2827. The Board’s main phone number is (919) 733-4222. The main fax number is (919) 733-4209.

Board Members

The Board is composed of five (5) persons who are holders of valid and unrevoked CPA certificates issued under the provisions of NCGS 93 and two (2) persons who are not CPAs who represent the public at large. All Board members are appointed by the Governor for three-year terms. Current Board members are as follows:

Michael H. Womble, CPA
Wm. Hunter Cook, CPA
Vice President
Jeffrey J. Truitt, Esq.
Murchison “Bo” Biggs, CPA
Cynthia B. Brown, CPA, CEBS
Justin C. Burgess
George W. Rohe, CPA

Board Meetings, Agendas, & Public Session Minutes

Board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public, although in accordance with State law, some portions of the meetings may be closed to the public. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the Board office in Raleigh. To request that an item be placed on the agenda for an upcoming meeting, please contact the Board’s Executive Director at least 15 business days prior to the date of the meeting. Minutes of the Public Session of each meeting are usually posted within three months of the date of the meeting. If you have questions regarding the content of Public Session minutes, please contact the Board’s Executive Director.

Calendar of Meetings

Please note that the date, time, and location of each meetings is subject to change.

Date Location Time  Agenda
01/09/2016 Greensboro* 8 am  Strategic Planning Session 
01/25/2016 Raleigh 10 am  01-2016 Meeting Agenda (including Public Hearing)
02/22/2016 Raleigh 10 am  02-2016 Meeting Agenda            02-2016 Public Hearing Agenda
03/23/2016 Raleigh 1 pm  03-2016 Meeting Agenda
04/25/2016 Raleigh 10 am  04-2016 Meeting Agenda      04-2016 Public Hearing Agenda
05/19/2016 Raleigh 10 am  05-2016 Meeting Agenda     05-2016 Public Hearing Agenda
06/23/2016 Greensboro* 10 am
07/25/2016 Raleigh 10 am
08/22/2016 Raleigh 10 am
09/19/2016 Raleigh 10 am
10/27/2016 Raleigh 10 am
11/21/2016 Raleigh 10 am
12/19/2016 Raleigh 10 am

*Grandover Resort and Conference Center, 1000 Club Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407

Annual Financial Audit Report

NCGS 93B-4 requires each North Carolina licensing board with a budget of at least $50,000 to conduct an annual financial audit of its operations and to provide a copy to the State Auditor. If you have questions about the Board’s 2014-2015 audit report, please contact the Board’s Deputy Director.

Occupational Licensing Board Report

NCGS 93B-2 requires each North Carolina occupational licensing board to file an annual report with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee. If you have questions about the Board’s 2014-2015 Annual Occupational Licensing Board report, please contact the Board’s Executive Director.