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Can a self-employed non-accredited accountant while doing

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Can a self-employed non-accredited accountant while doing bookkeeping work for a client print financial statements without a compilation report i.e. from quickbooks and submitt them to the client for whatever client wants to use them?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Stephen G. replied 1 year ago.

Sure unless the "Accountant" is licensed & regulated by some governmental authority. It happens all the time. Generally, the only issue would arise if the "accountant" or "bookkeeper" is violating some state licensing provision, for example, in some states you can't use the word "Accountant" in your title, signs, service descriptions, advertising, phone listings or anywhere else unless you are licensed by the State you are operating in. For example, in Massachusetts you must be a CPA to call yourself an "Accountant". There are no such rules related to Bookkeepers, Financial Annalists, etc., as long as they don't use the word "Accountant".

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