To expedite complaints against individuals or Firms licensed with the Accountancy Board, please verify an individual's or Firm's license status before filing a complaint. The Board has jurisdiction over businesses (Firms) which advertise as CPA Firms or as public accounting Firms providing accounting, tax preparation, or consulting services. However, it is illegal for an unlicensed person or business to operate as a certified public accountant (CPA), public accountant (PA), or public accounting Firm.
Persons who wish to verify the status of a CPA/CPA Firm can use the Ohio e-License website. Find a CPA/Firm/Sponsor.
To expedite the complaint process:
Note: Complaints submitted anonymously are given due consideration. If the complaint is of such a nature that the complainant's identity is not relevant to the complaint, the Board can act as the complainant.
All complaints should be sent to John E. Patterson, Executive Director, Accountancy Board of Ohio, 77 South High Street, 18th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6128.
The Board's disciplinary actions are posted on the Board’s website under the Disciplinary Actions tab.
John E. Patterson, Executive Director
Accountancy Board of Ohio
77 South High Street, Suite 1820
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6128
Accountancy Board of Ohio Contact List
Main Line: 614.466.4135
Fax Line: 614.466.2628