Arizona Accountancy Board Attorney: AZ Attorneys for Accountancy Board Issues
The Arizona Board of Accountancy is protects and promotes the welfare of the people of Arizona. They do this by ensuring each person who holds a license as a CPA in the State of Arizona is able to practice safely. This means the Arizona Accountancy Board has the authority to discipline the license of any accountancy professional. Chelle Law’s AZ Accountancy Board Attorney’s have represented over 1,000 health care professionals before Arizona licensing boards. Our attorney’s have the experience to help accountancy professionals with all Arizona Accountancy Board matters. Accountancy professionals we assist with Arizona Accountancy Board issues include:
- Certified Public Accountants
Arizona State Board Complaint Against Accountants
Who can file a complaint against a accountancy professional? Patients, health care facilities, other professionals, among others. When the Arizona Accountancy Board receives a complaint, the Board initiates an investigation into the complaint (if the Board has jurisdiction and the Complaint isn’t dismissed). After this happens, the accountancy professional receives notice and the board assigns an investigator to the case. Please note, having an attorney during this step can be crucial for accountancy professionals. This is because the accountant must submit a response, interview with the investigator while also possibly appearing at a Arizona Accountancy Board Meeting.
Arizona Board Application Lawyer Assistance
Applicants to the Arizona Accountancy Board with a criminal history or previous discipline by the Arizona Accountancy Board (or any other Board) may be subject to denial of their application for licensure. Thus, those with a criminal or disciplinary history from other licensing boards will be investigated by the Board.
State Accountancy CPA Board Administrative Appeal and Hearing
Any licensee may request an appeal of an Arizona Accountancy Board disciplinary action. However, Board appeals are not heard by an administrative law judge with the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). This is because this Board oversees their own hearings. Furthermore, in some circumstances, a case is sent automatically to hearing.
These hearings are not as formal as a trial, but are similar. Each party presents evidence using documents or sworn testimony. Each party also gives an opening and closing argument, which should explain why the the Board should rule one way or the other. A accountancy professional’s attorney can cross examine witnesses and testify on his or her behalf. After the hearing, the Board makes a decision to either accept, reject or modify their original decision. If a professional feels there has been an error they can request a rehearing.
Certified Public Accountants Disciplinary Actions
Arizona Accountancy Board disciplinary actions are given to accountancy professionals with a license or certification in Arizona. This is because it’s the job of the Board to review any complaint alleging a violation of the Arizona laws and regulations. If the Board determines formal disciplinary action is necessary it happens after the completion of an investigation. Thus, at an Arizona Accountancy Board Meeting the Board votes to determine the outcome of each investigation. The Board can either vote on a non-disciplinary outcome or to offer the accountancy professional formal discipline. Disciplinary actions a professional can face include:
- Letter of concern
- Decree of censure
- Non-disciplinary order for continuing education
Professional License Defense Attorneys
If you’re interested in setting up a consultation with an Arizona Accountancy Board Attorney at Chelle Law or if you would like to learn more about any of the services we provide to Arizona accountants, reach out to us today.