The Board of Public Accountancy ensures accountants follow Massachusetts requirements, rules, and regulations. Our goal is to provide guidance to our licensees and protection to consumers.
Who we serve
Licensed Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are the only individuals or firms who can issue independent reports on financial statements of business entities or other organizations in Massachusetts. Licensees also provide management advisory and consulting services, prepare tax returns, provide advice on tax matters and other accounting services.
The Board's mission is to provide quality guidance and services to its licensees and to the consumers they serve. Before granting a certificate to these candidates, the Board determines their competency by evaluating their education, experience and character in its application process.