State Boards of Accountancy: This directory includes the phone numbers, addresses and contact information for 55 U.S. state and territory boards of accountancy. Since there is no national licensure board, the state boards define the CPA standards for each jurisdiction. Professionals rely on them for initial licensure, renewals, firm registration and practice guidelines.
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy)(NASBA): This umbrella organization for the 55 state and territory boards advocates for regulatory laws, accessible CPA training and state sovereignty in making accountancy licensure decisions. NASBA also provides CPAs with professional services like a National CPA database, licensing library and education tools.
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board(FASAB): This regulatory board sets federal financial reporting and accounting standards. Members include six public members and three federal members.
Governmental Accounting Standards Board(GASB): An independent standards board for accountancy regulations applied to state and local governments in the United States. Professionals can subscribe to GASB Online, a virtual library of all board pronouncements and implementations.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): This agency of the federal government enforces investor and securities protections. It oversees five divisions: Corporation Finance, Investment Management, Trading and Markets, Economic and Risk Analysis, and Enforcement.
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS/ IASB): The IFRS Foundation is a nonprofit that oversees industry guidelines at a global level, while the IASB works as its independent standards-setting board. Both of these organizations host public meetings that can be attended in-person or through web conferencing tools.