For over 20 years, James Kasim has served as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California. He has held positions at firms such as Ernst & Young LLP and Pacific Office Properties Trust, Inc. In addition, James Kasim has served on the California Board of Accountancy’s Report Quality Monitoring Committee.
A division of the California State Government’s Department of Consumer Affairs, the California Board of Accountancy establishes guidelines for accounting professionals practicing in the state, and the standards and rules by which they must abide. Additionally, the entity safeguards consumers by ensuring that they are served by qualified individuals.
One of the most important components of the California Board of Accountancy is the Report Quality Monitoring Committee. This body evaluates how CPA firms throughout California handle their financial reporting duties and ensures that they comply with proper accounting and reporting regulations. It can also mandate CPAs to complete continuing education classes in specific areas related to their careers. Moreover, the Report Quality Monitoring Committee may penalize these professionals for failing to comply.