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Welcome to the Accountancy Homepage

The Colorado Board of Accountancy regulates certified public accountants (CPAs). CPAs perform a variety of accounting services and will often have the CPA designation after their name. The Board does not regulate accountants, public accountants, tax preparers, or enrolled agents. Accountants and public accountants are not regulated by any federal or state agency, however, there are professional associations who may be able to assist you. Tax preparers and enrolled agents are regulated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Program Information

Program/Board Members

Karen Phelan, Program Director

Colorado Board of Accountancy
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-2310  |  Email: dora_accountancyboard@state.co.us

 

Board Members:

  • Suzanne Owens-Ott, CPA, Board Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: August 1, 2023

  • Lacy Bogan, CPA, Vice Chair
    Professional Member |Term Expires: August 1, 2024

  • Paula Mann, CPA
    Professional Member | Term Expires: August 1, 2026

  • William Trummer, CPA
    Professional Member |Term Expires: August 1, 2026

  • Justin Rojas, CPA
    Professional Member |Term Expires: August 1, 2025

  • David Gestner
    Public Member |Term Expires: August 1, 2025

  • Ronald Collins
    Public Member |Term Expires: August 1, 2026

Public Notices

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 29, 2022

The Division of Professions and Occupations' held a Joint Stakeholder Meeting for all Boards and Programs that allowed stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, and help develop new rules to implement the directives of Executive Order D-2022-034 (Protecting Colorado’s Workforce and Expanding Licensing Opportunities).

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - August 3, 2022

The State Board of Accountancy will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide testimony before the Board considers adopting the proposed revisions to Rule 1.8, to implement Colorado Senate Bill 22-116 (Concerning the ability of an individual to obtain an occupational credential through the occupational credential portability program).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - June 10, 2022

The Division of Professions and Occupations (Division) will hold a Joint Stakeholder Meeting to allow stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback on the implementation of Colorado Senate Bill 22-116 (Concerning the ability of an individual to obtain an occupational credential through the occupational credential portability program) which amends the Red Tape Reduction Act (HB20-1326/Section 12-20-202, C.R.S.); and subsequent proposed draft rules for each Board/Program. In an effort to provide advanced notice of this meeting, the draft rules for each Board/Program will not be available until Friday, May 27, 2022. To review the draft rules, please click on the "Notice, SB22-116, and Draft Rules" link below, on or after the availability date

 

Stakeholder Meeting - May 11, 2022

The State Board of Accountancy will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide testimony before the Board considers adopting the proposed changes throughout the State Board of Accountancy’s rules pursuant to the rule review mandated by section 24-4-103.3, C.R.S. The purpose of the rule review is to assess the continuing need, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of the rules to determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed.

 

Stakeholder Meeting - April 19, 2022

After receiving multiple concerns from licensees and stakeholders regarding widespread scheduling conflicts between and the original date of the Second Stakeholder Meeting and professional obligations, this meeting was rescheduled to promote greater participation and feedback. The State Board of Accountancy (Board) held a Second Stakeholder Meeting on April 19, 2022, that allowed stakeholders another opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the Board’s rules pursuant to the rule review mandated by section 24-4-103.3, C.R.S. The purpose of the rule review is to assess the continuing need, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of the rules to determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed. The Board is also requesting stakeholder input on any additional rule revisions that should be considered. 

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - September 22, 2021

The State Board of Accountancy held a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on September 22, 2021, that allowed stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considered adopting revisions to the Rule 1.6(B), to implement Colorado Senate Bill 21-077 (Concerning the elimination of verification of an individual's lawful presence in the United States as a requirement for individual credentialing).

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