In the State of Hawaii, both a license and a permit are required to actively practice public accountancy.

The practice of public accountancy includes services that involve the use of accounting or auditing skills.  Included in the definition are such services as issuing reports on financial statements, issuing reports on management advisory or consulting services, preparing tax returns, and furnishing advice on tax matters.

RICO relies on information from consumers to monitor conduct in the industry and to watch for unlicensed activity. For information about filing a complaint, click on the link below or call the RICO Consumer Resource Center to speak with an intake investigator about your complaint.