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Nearly 4,000 accountants reside in Idaho state, servicing government agencies, educational institutions and public and private firms. Idaho maintains over 113 CPA offices; two of the “Big Four” international CPA firms (Deloitte & Touche and KPMG) have office locations in downtown Boise (the Boise Metropolitan area), which is also where the largest concentration of workers are employed by Micron Technology Inc., totaling 8,000 workers. Other major employers include the U.S. military and Boise State University.
Although Idaho is primarily an agricultural state, silver and other mining, electronics manufacturing and chemical production also contribute to the state’s gross product of $58.2 billion, making Idaho one of the second most small business friendly state as of 2014.
|Per Capita Income||$33,749|
|Fortune 500 Companies||1|
|Licensed CPA Firms||358|
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1910 University Dr
525 S Center
2750 East Gala Court
9050 W Overland Rd, Ste 101
315 Falls Ave.
Twin Falls, ID
5500 East Opportunity Drive
1600 S 25th E
Idaho Falls, ID
921 S 8th Ave
12302 W. Explorer Dr
500 8th Ave
1000 West Garden Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID
623 S. University Blvd.
901 Pier View Drive Suite 105
Idaho Falls, ID
1444 Entertainment Avenue
2112 Cleveland Blvd
875 Perimeter Drive
1422 S. Tech Lane
Employment for accountants and auditors in Idaho is estimated to rise 11.5% by 2022. The average annual salary is $68,070, with several of the speciality accountant positions earning close to or more than six digits. Although Boise is the largest metro area in the state, and subsequently employs the largest concentration of accountants, other top-paying Idahoan cities for accountants include Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene.
The average annual salary for accountants in Boise is $64,920, however salaries can range from $33,800 to $108,570 throughout the state.
The Idaho State Board of Accountancy administers the Uniform CPA Exam to Idaho candidates who meet the eligibility requirements listed below. Those individuals who have have not been licensed as a CPA but have successfully completed the CPA exam in another jurisdiction should use this transfer form to apply for an Idaho CPA license. Those who do hold a license or certificate from another jurisdiction may complete the Application for License by Reciprocity.
The Idaho State Board of Accountancy states that the following requirements are necessary to be eligible for CPA licensure:
In order to become licensed, candidates must complete an ethics course in addition to meeting the postsecondary education requirements as stated by the Board of Accountancy.
|Social Security # Requirement||Yes|
|Education Requirement for Licensure||150 hours (including B.A.)|
|Participates in International Programs||No|
|Hours in Accounting||24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting or 15 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting at graduate level.|
|Exam Sitting Requirements||B.A. (120 hours)|
|Experience Requirements||1 year experience in government, industry, public practice or academia.|
|Ethics Exam||Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure or exam as approved by the Board of Accountancy|
Source: The American Institute of CPAs
Special fees include $100 for transfer candidates who took the exam in a jurisdiction other than Idaho, and a potential $50 re-examination application fee for those candidates who fail to pass all four sections of the test within the allotted 18-month time period. Credit for passed sections is applicable only within the 18-month period.
|Rank||Logo||School Name||Candidates||Pass Rate||Average Score|
|1||Northwest Nazarene University||7||66.7%||76.5|
|2||Lewis-Clark State College||14||53.5%||73.2|
|3||Boise State University||114||52.8%||72.3|
|4||University of Idaho||66||50.6%||76.5|
|5||Idaho State University||37||49.1%||71.9|
|6||Brigham Young University||127||45%||71.1|
|7||College of Idaho||6||28.6%||66.4|
Schools are ranked by pass rate unless otherwise noted. Results are comprised of scores from both first-time test takers and those returning to take the whole exam or specific sections of it again. Source: National State Boards of Accountancy
The Idaho Board of Accountancy is the official body responsible for regulating public accountants’ conduct and providing the public with reliable and cost effective services, whereas the Idaho Society of CPAs is a professional membership organization that represents accountants in the public sector, business industry, educational and government institutions. The Society strives to uphold codes of ethics and standards in the accounting profession while also providing networking opportunities for licensed or certified CPAs.
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720