The CTCPA is a voluntary membership organization; the CTCPA Professional Ethics Committee only has jurisdiction over complaints against CTCPA members. To determine if an individual is a CTCPA member, please contact Administrative Coordinator Lynette Lindner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-259-1062.
The CTCPA Professional Ethics Committee considers each complaint to determine whether there may be a potential violation of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. If the committee believes the CPA may have violated the Code, the complaint is forwarded to the AICPA Professional Ethics Division for investigation and further communications to the complainant are sent by the AICPA. Members of the CTCPA Professional Ethics Committee are appointed by the CTCPA president.
The Connecticut State Board of Accountancy, part of the Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), is the regulatory body that handles the licensing of individual CPAs and CPA firms. The DCP can be reached by phone at (860) 713-6100, although we have been advised that the best and most efficient way to reach them is via email. They have developed several specialized email addresses to route your inquiry to the correct person as quickly as possible:
- Licensing/certification: email@example.com
- Board meeting and minutes: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Enforcement issues: email@example.com
Professional Ethics Resources and Information
- AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
- How to File a Complaint
- Disciplinary Actions
- CTCPA Bylaws
- Connecticut State Board of Accountancy Laws & Regulations
- AICPA Plain Guide to Independence - Discusses in "plain English" the independence requirements of the AICPA and certain other rule-making and standard-setting bodies in the United States so you can understand and apply the requirements with greater confidence and ease.