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State Board of Accountancy

RCW 18.04

The Board of Accountancy qualifies, monitors, and regulates Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and the practice of public accountancy within Washington state. The Board of Accountancy will discipline individuals and firms exercising practice privileges in other states while holding credentials issued by this state. The Board of Accountancy also monitors, regulates, and may discipline individuals and firms exercising practice privileges in this state while holding credentials issued by other states.

Agency Mission

The mission of the Washington State Board of Accountancy is to promote the dependability of information which is used for guidance in financial transactions or for accounting or assessing the status or performance of commercial and noncommercial enterprises, whether public, private or governmental; and to protect the public interest.
Request 4,788,000
Net change from current biennium 291,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 6.5% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
CPA scholarship transfer account - Nonappropriated 50,000
Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 1,295,102
4,497,000 Certified Public Accountants' Acct - State 3,480,023 4,497,000 4,788,000
4,497,000 Total Appropriated Funds 4,825,125 4,497,000 4,788,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 2,721,650 2,038,618 627,378 2,308,000 2,480,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
1,901,704 66.2% (2,109,129) (44.2%) 2,122,003 79.6%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 9.9 9.9 9.4 12.3 12.3