State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana

Name State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana
Contact Person Lisa A. Benefield, Esq. - Executive Director
Mailing Address State Board of CPAs of Louisiana
601 Poydras Street, Suite 1770
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number 504-566-1244
Fax Number 504-566-1252
Board Email
Legal Authority 37:71 et seq.
Year Created 1908
Organizational Placement Office of Governor
Purpose/Function La. R.S. 37:72 provides that the purpose of this Board is to regulate the conduct of persons and firms permitted or licensed as having special competence in accountancy, and to ensure that the use of titles that have a capacity or tendency to deceive the public as to the status or competence of the persons using such titles be prohibited. In doing so, the Board protects the public’s interest by promoting reliability of information that is used for guidance in financial transactions or for accounting for or assessing the financial status or performance of commercial, noncommercial, and governmental enterprises. The Board is responsible for examining and licensing applicants to be Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), identifying and establishing measures of control over these individuals who have met the prescribed requirements and who offer services as professional accountants, and taking appropriate administrative action to regulate the practice of CPAs and CPA firms in the state.
Budget Message The Board’s objective is to provide a sufficient fund in reserve while maintaining reasonable licensing fees in order for the Board to respond sufficiently to any rapid increase in the number of, or the advent of major enforcement matters that can and do arise at any time. Annual renewal fees, the primary source of revenue, are reviewed annually and the annual fees are set at appropriate levels based on the Board’s financial position and anticipated needs.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 7
Number Currently Serving: 7
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 4
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $18,600.00
  Current year budgeted: $18,600.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $13,186.00
  Current year budgeted: $20,000.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 6
Unclassified: 2
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
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