As used in this section and sections 20-280 to 20-281n, inclusive:
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 20-279b
- another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
- Appraisal: A determination of property value.
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
- Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
(1) “Board” means the State Board of Accountancy established by § 20-280;
(2) “Certificate” means a “certified public accountant” certificate issued either prior to October 1, 1992, or pursuant to § 20-281c or a “certified public accountant” certificate issued after examination pursuant to the laws of any other state;
(3) “Firm” means any person, proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or association and any other legal entity which practices public accountancy;
(4) “License” means a public accountancy license issued pursuant to § 20-281b or 20-281d;
(5) “Licensee” means the holder of a certificate issued pursuant to § 20-281c, the holder of a license issued pursuant to § 20-281b or 20-281d or a holder of a permit to practice public accountancy issued pursuant to sections 20-281b and 20-281e;
(6) “Permit” means a permit to practice public accountancy issued to a firm pursuant to § 20-281e;
(7) “Practicing public accountancy” means performing for the public or offering to perform for the public for a fee by a person or firm holding himself or itself out to the public as a licensee one or more kinds of services involving the use of accounting or auditing skills, including, but not limited to, the issuance of reports or of one or more kinds of management advisory, financial advisory or consulting services, or the preparation of tax returns or the furnishing of advice on tax matters;
(8) “Quality review” means any study, appraisal or review of one or more aspects of the professional work of a person or firm which practices public accountancy by a person or persons who holds or hold licenses under § 20-281b or 20-281d or their equivalent under the laws of any other state and who are not affiliated with the person or firm being reviewed;
(9) “Registration” means the process by which the holder of a certificate may register his certificate annually and pay a fee of twenty dollars in lieu of an annual renewal of a license and be entitled to use the abbreviation “CPA” and the title “certified public accountant” under conditions and in the manner prescribed by the board by regulation;
(10) “Profession” means the profession of public accountancy;
(11) “Report” means, in reference to any attest or compilation service, any opinion, writing or other form of language that (A) expresses or implies assurance as to the reliability of the attested information or compiled financial statements, and (B) contains or is accompanied by a statement that expresses or implies that the person or firm issuing such opinion, writing or other language has special knowledge or competence in accounting or auditing, which expression or implication arises from, among other things, the use of names or titles by the issuer indicating that the person or firm is an accountant or auditor or from the language of the report itself. “Report” includes any form of language that disclaims an opinion when such form of language is conventionally understood to imply any positive assurance as to the reliability of the attested information or compiled financial statements referred to or special competence on the part of the person or firm issuing such language, including any other form of language that is conventionally understood to imply such assurance or special knowledge or competence;
(12) “AICPA” means the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants;
(13) “Attest” means the provision of any of the following services:
(A) Any audit or other engagement to be performed in accordance with the Statements on Auditing Standards (SAS);
(B) Any review of a financial statement to be performed in accordance with the Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS);
(C) Any examination of prospective financial information to be performed in accordance with the Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE);
(D) Any engagement to be performed in accordance with the Auditing Standards of the PCAOB; and
(E) Any examination, review or agreed upon procedures engagement to be performed in accordance with the Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE), other than an examination as described in subparagraph (C) of this subdivision;
(14) “Compilation” means the provision of a service to be performed in accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) that is presented in the form of financial statements that is the representation of management without undertaking to express any assurance on the statements;
(15) “Home office” means the location specified by the client as the address to which a service described in § 20-281n is directed;
(16) “NASBA” means the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy;
(17) “PCAOB” means the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board;
(18) “Practice privilege” means the privilege for a person or firm to practice public accountancy described in, and subject to the conditions contained in, sections 20-281e and 20-281n;
(19) “Principal place of business” means the office location designated by an individual or firm for purposes of sections 20-281e and 20-281n;
(20) “Substantial equivalency” is a determination by the board of accountancy or its designee that the education, examination and experience requirements contained in the statutes and administrative rules of another jurisdiction are comparable to, or exceed, the education, examination and experience requirements contained in the Uniform Accountancy Act or that an individual certified public accountant’s education, examination and experience qualifications are comparable to, or exceed, the education, examination and experience requirements contained in the Uniform Accountancy Act.