Directory Sites Need Credential Validation

Directory Sites Need Credential Validation

Directory Sites Need Credential Validation – If you know us well, you will instantly recognize this post as the culmination of a recurring theme. It is truly unfortunate that the topic continues to be an issue given the proliferation of digital tools that can address the problem. Specifically, any website that contains a “directory” or list of credentialed “professionals” whose credentials or licenses that does not verify them before listing the individuals or firms before listing them not only does its members/users a tremendous disservice but undercuts its own public credibility.

We are not going to regurgitate the details of tools available for verifying certified public accountants “CPA’s, attorneys, Enrolled Agents “EA’s and every other type of finance or investment professional you can think of.

If our tools don’t have what you are looking for, the FINRA BrokerCheck page has a very comprehensive list. We have invested significant time in developing additional resources to compliment these basic tools including:

Regulation CPAs Accountants Tax Pros – which details the universe of regulation of tax practitioners.

Confidence Levels Tax Reporting Positions – details the hierarchy of authority within federal tax practice in the United States.

Tax Practice Professional Ethics – covers the professional standards for tax practitioners and AICPA members in the United States.

State Board of Accountancy Guidance for CPA’s Serving the Cannabis Industry – covers exactly what you would expect it to.

California Cannabis License Look Up

Bureau of Cannabis Control [“BCC”]

California Dept. of Public Health [“CDPH” – Manufactured Cannabis Safety Board [“MCSB”]

California Dept. of Food and Agriculture [“CDFA”] – CalCannabis – Cultivation

Examples of Varied Degrees of Disclosure and Validation

Excellent – player to be named

Trying But Could Do Better – 

Bottom of the Barrel – Actively Encourages Dishonest & Incompetent Practitioner Listings – James Kaufman and

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Author: abizcannabis

Managing Director & CEO of integrated transactional financial advisory, tax, and technology consulting firm - aBIZinaBOX Inc New York, Chicago, and OaklandCPA.CITP.CISM.CGEIT.CGMAExpertise with: Alt. Investments/Private Equity, Real Estate, Professional Services, CA Cannabis, Tech Start-Ups and Distressed Assets/DebtTechnology Certifications including:Advanced & High Complexity Cloud Integrator AICPA PCPS, CAQ,, IMTA, CITP ISACA CGEIT, CISMState CPA Societies in California, Florida, Illinois, New York and TexasExpertise with Regulatory Compliance - US - HIPAA, FINRA, SEC Rule 17(a)(3)/(4), eDiscovery, FINCEN - EU- EBA, ESMA, EIOPA UK - BoE, PRA, FCA