Someone Should Audit NASBA’s CPA Headcount

Trust but verify!

This is just too good. A tickmark with an explanation. And there's further explanation on the NASBA website:

This statistic is derived from the national database of CPAs, the Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD), and is made up of official Accountancy Board data that is currently aggregated from 51 of the 55 CPA licensing jurisdictions. It represents the total number of individual CPAs that are considered to be in an "Active" status by their respective Boards, a majority of which can be matched across state lines to assure licensees who are licensed in multiple states are only counted once.

Just for fun, I invite anyone who is willing, able and a little bored to write their imaginary audit opinion for NASBA's reported CPA popluation. Seems like a perfectly good way to waste some time.

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Related articles

Accountants Behaving Badly: Ex-Marks Paneth Partner Going to Prison, Duluth Chamber Thief Faces New Charges, Selling Unregistered Securities

Plus, an ex-IT accountant in Tokyo was arrested for allegedly embezzling more than 10 million yen, and a Portuguese accountant is accused of having aided illegal immigration and falsified documents. Prison sentence for $2M Westchester fraud marks former Stamford CPA’s fall from grace [Westfair Online] Steven L. Henning, a former partner-in-charge of a litigation group […]