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Governor appoints new Board member

Gov. Glenn Youngkin appointed Dale G. Mullen, of Hanover, as the newest Board member of the Virginia Board of Accountancy.

Mullen is the Public Board Member and a Partner in the law firm Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP. He leads the firm’s Regulatory Compliance, Administrative Law, and Government Investigations section. 

He is a United States Navy veteran and served in the Organized Crime Division of the Richmond Police Department and as a Command Sergeant of the Audit and Inspections Unit, Assistant Attorney General, and Chief Prosecutor for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA), county attorney, and county administrator.

Mullen began his term on March 15, 2022, and took over for previous Board member Jay Bernas.

Renew CPA licenses now

The Virginia Board of Accountancy opened license renewals for all CPAs and firms on March 1, 2022.

All Virginia CPAs who hold an Active or Inactive license and all CPA firms must renew their license annually by June 30, 2022

CPA licenses can be renewed on the VBOA website from March 1 through June 30 by logging into the online account. The expiration date to renew is June 30. There is no grace period for renewals.

The annual renewal fee for an individual license is $60 and the renewal fee for a firm license is $75. An additional processing fee of $25 will be added if renewing by check.

Login to renew on the VBOA website at https://cpaportal.boa.virginia.gov/eGov.

Unrenewed licenses will automatically go into Expired status on July 1, the day after the renewal is due. Once the license goes into Expired status, it will be the responsibility of the licensee or firm to reinstate the license.

Please contact the VBOA by email at boa@boa.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 367-8505 with any questions regarding renewals.

VBOA-approved ethics courses now available for 2022

Beginning Feb. 1, 2022, CPAs can begin taking approved ethics courses to meet the 2022 annual requirement.

The VBOA approves all providers and courses ahead of time and it is the CPAs responsibility to choose an ethics course from a VBOA-approved provider. Courses will continue to be approved and posted on the VBOA website throughout 2022.

All approved courses can be found at https://boa.virginia.gov/individual-cpas/cpe/vboa-approved-ethics-course/approved-ethics-courses-and-providers-2022/.

Providers and CPAs can review the frequently asked questions about the ethics format along with questions about the application process for new providers.

The 2022 VBOA-approved ethics course provider application is also available online.

Winter 2022 newsletter now available online

The Virginia Board of Accountancy’s newsletter, Accrued Interest, is now available online. The winter 2022 issue is filled with news and updates from the last few months. Articles include information tailored to individual licensees, firms and CPA exam candidates.

The winter issue includes information about the CPA Evolution initiative, licensing renewals, 2022 ethics course, disciplinary actions and much more.

The newsletter remains one of the VBOA’s central sources of communicating to the accounting professionals. The VBOA distributes Accrued Interest twice each year, in January and in July.

Contact Kelli Anderson, VBOA Communications Manager, at kelli.anderson@boa.virginia.gov or at (804) 367-1586 with any comments and suggestions.

Also, please do not forget to look back at the VBOA’s previous newsletters.

VBOA to hold Board meeting at Radford University on Nov. 30

The Radford University Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law and the Davis College of Business and Economics are hosting the VBOA’s next Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. The meeting will be held on Radford’s campus in Kyle Hall, Room 340.

Radford students, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend the public meeting to learn more about how the VBOA conducts business related to CPAs and the accounting industry. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and runs throughout the day. Attend all or some of the meeting as your schedule permits.

For more information, contact Kelli Anderson at kelli.anderson@boa.virginia.gov or view the meeting agenda at www.boa.virginia.gov/BoardMeetings/index.shtml.

Summer 2021 newsletter available

The Virginia Board of Accountancy’s newsletter, Accrued Interest, is now available online. The summer 2021 issue is filled with news and updates from the last few months. Articles include information tailored to individual licensees, firms and CPA exam candidates.

The summer issue includes information celebrating the centennial of the first Black CPA, a former Chair being honored, Inactive status requirements, and much more.

The newsletter remains one of the VBOA’s central sources of communicating to the accounting professionals. The VBOA distributes Accrued Interest twice each year, in January and in July.

Contact Kelli Anderson, VBOA Communications Manager, at kelli.anderson@boa.virginia.gov or at (804) 367-1586 with any comments and suggestions.

Also, please do not forget to look back at the VBOA’s previous newsletters.

License renewals open for 2021

The license renewals opened on March 1, 2021, for individuals and firms.

All Virginia CPAs who hold an Active or Inactive license and all CPA firms must renew their license annually by June 30, 2021. 

The annual renewal fee for an individual license is $60 and the renewal fee for a firm license is $75.

Login to renew on the VBOA website at https://cpaportal.boa.virginia.gov/eGov.

Please contact the VBOA by email at boa@boa.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 367-8505 with any questions regarding renewals.

Winter 2021 newsletter available

The Virginia Board of Accountancy’s newsletter, Accrued Interest, is now available online. The winter 2021 issue is filled with news and updates from the last few months. Articles include information tailored to individual licensees, firms and CPA exam candidates.

The winter issue includes information on new ethics course options in 2021, license renewals, the AICPA launching the cpa.com domain and much more.

The newsletter remains one of the VBOA’s central sources of communicating to licensees and exam candidates. The VBOA distributes Accrued Interest twice each year, in January and in July.

Contact Kelli Anderson, VBOA Communications Manager, at kelli.anderson@boa.virginia.gov or at (804) 367-1586 with any comments and suggestions.

Also, please don’t forget to take a look back at the VBOA’s previous newsletters.

2021 VBOA-approved ethics course provider applications now open

The 2021 VBOA-approved ethics course provider application is now available online.

The VBOA will approve all providers and courses ahead of time and it will be the CPAs responsibility to choose an ethics course from a VBOA-approved provider starting on Feb. 1, 2021.

Providers and CPAs can review the frequently asked questions about the new ethics format along with questions about the application process for new providers.

Virginia-Specific Ethics Course – Changes coming in 2021

Board members voted on May 21, 2020, to provide more options to the Virginia-Specific Ethics Course beginning Feb. 1, 2021.

The two-hour annual requirement will remain the same. All licensees (excluding those approved for the Inactive status) will still complete a VBOA-approved ethics course that complies with VBOA regulation 18VAC5-22-90

Every VBOA-approved ethics course will now include the VBOA Segment. The VBOA Segment will be a video covering one or more topics the VBOA has determined should be covered in every VBOA-approved ethics course. The VBOA Segment will include timely regulatory and/or policy changes, as necessary

The VBOA will approve all providers and courses ahead of time and it will be the CPAs responsibility to choose an ethics course from a VBOA-approved provider.

This revised format appeals to CPAs in different types of practices and industries and is consistent with what other state boards of accountancy offer.

Currently, there is only one Virginia-Specific Ethics Course offered each year and all CPAs are required to take the same course.

More information will be available later this year.