TEXAS STATE BOARD REPORT Vol. 122 | February 2015 NEWS & UPDATES Presiding Officer’s Message We’re Here For You: ACAN Provides Free Confidential Assistance “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” — Plato Alcohol, drug, mental health, and other related problems are not uncommon in our profession. In fact, as many as 10,000 Texas CPAs are impacted by these issues. Alcohol and drug dependency are often behaviors that begin in college and sometimes continue into our careers. These issues can impair performance and judgment at work and one’s ability to serve the public may suffer. Fortunately, help is available through the Accountants Confidential Assistance Network (ACAN); a statutory peer assistance program specifically dedicated to helping Texas CPAs, CPA candidates, and accounting students. ACAN can help locate professional resources and coordinate professional interventions at the request of a firm or family members. In addition to services for alcohol and drug dependency, resources are also available to help treat depression, anxiety, and other emotional issues. When someone calls ACAN for help they are matched with a trained mentor who can provide support and referrals to structured treatment programs. The network also hosts peer assistance meetings that convene regularly. Even if someone is not sure if they have a problem and want to seek help, the network is available to them. All ACAN services are free. continued on page 3 IN THIS ISSUE 2 CPE Sponsors 4 Frequently Asked Licensing Questions 6 Swearing-In Ceremony 7 Fifty-Year Licensees 8 Enforcement Actions CALENDAR Swearing-In Ceremony Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 a.m. Palmer Events Center Austin, TX The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy publishes the Board Report four times a year for its licensees. Learn more at www.tsbpa.state.tx.us TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY CPE SPONSORS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING REVIEW (as of January 16, 2015) Sponsor # 009036 009522 000010 009936 000192 002509 001043 003592 010032 001846 010030 009420 000225 005306 009859 008722 005294 002985 004789 008353 007369 004259 001101 010012 000837 000154 001028 004151 001224 003113 005773 002510 008341 001049 009409 005848 000038 000113 009403 009198 009735 009858 007756 000131 009523 009752 009857 007006 005850 002554 000134 002349 009042 010007 003541 002566 009018 003702 008968 Sponsor Name AGA Dallas Chapter Alliance For Greater Works Arkansas Society of CPAs Ascende, Inc. Association of Government Accountants ATKG, LLP Bland Garvey, PC Boucher, Morgan & Young, PC Burleson LLP Cain, Watters & Associates, P.L.L.C. Capital Plan, Inc Central Texas Chapter of CFMA Collier, Johnson & Woods, PC Communities Foundation of Texas Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico Construction Financial Management Association Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated DRDA, PLLC East Texas Estate Planning Council Friedkin Services Group Goldin Peiser & Peiser LLP Hein & Associates Henry & Peters, PC Houston Family Office Association Houston Society of Chinese American CPAs Institute of Internal Auditors, Houston Chapter International Assc. of Drilling Contractors Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd & Therrell, PC Kennemer, Masters & Lunsford, LLC Kenwood & Associates, P.C. Kolkhorst & Kolkhorst Laporte, APAC Lockton Dunning Benefits Lott, Vernon & Company, PC Lovvorn & Kieschnick, LLP Marathon Oil Company Oklahoma Society of CPAs Padgett Stratemann & Co., LLP Parmet, Chapman & Madsen, PC Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX) Ratliff & Associates, P.C. Sam Houston Area Council - BSA SMB Suite, Inc. Southern & Western Accounting Group, Inc. TASSCUBO TeachUComp, Inc. Texas A&M University - Commerce Training & Development Office Texas Association of Community Health Centers Texas Association of County Auditors Texas Municipal League Texas State Auditors Office Texas Statewide Telephone Coop., Inc. The Rand Group, LLC The UP Experience, Inc. Trinity Industries, Inc. Urban, Thielemann, Oltmann & Herms, LLP USAA Real Estate Company Vinson & Elkins LLP Wood Group Management Services, Inc. Date of Next Review 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 A A A A A A A A E A A A A E A 06/01/2016 - 05/31/2017 A 08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 06/01/2016 - 05/31/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 06/01/2016 - 05/31/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 06/01/2016 - 05/31/2017 08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A E A A A A A 08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017 A 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 06/01/2016 - 05/31/2017 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 A A A A E E A A A A A Registration Status: A = Currently active E = Currently expired • Check the Board website at www.tsbpa.state.tx.us for qualified CPE providers before enrolling in a CPE course. 2 • Status 333 Guadalupe Tower 3, Suite 900 Austin, TX 78701-3900 BOARD MEMBERS Thomas G. Prothro, CPA Presiding Officer J. Coalter Baker, CPA Assistant Presiding Officer Everett R. (Ray) Ferguson, CPA Treasurer Maribess L. Miller, CPA Secretary Rocky L. Duckworth, CPA Member-at-Large Jon R. Keeney Member-at-Large John R. Broaddus, CPA Jonathan B. Cluck, Esq. James C. Flagg, PhD, CPA Susan Fletcher Donna J. Hugly, CPA William (Bill) Lawrence Robert M. (Bob) McAdams, CPA Steve D. Peña, CPA Phillip (Phil) Worley Executive Director William Treacy Editor Julie Prien Accounting/Administration (512) 305-7800 FAX (512) 305-7854 [email protected] CPE (512) 305-7844 FAX (512) 305-7875 [email protected] Enforcement (512) 305-7866 FAX (512) 305-7854 [email protected] Executive Director (512) 305-7800 FAX (512) 305-7854 [email protected] Licensing/Peer Review (512) 305-7853 FAX (512) 305-7875 [email protected] Publications (512) 305-7804 FAX (512) 305-7875 [email protected] Qualifications (512) 305-7851 FAX (512) 305-7875 [email protected] NEWS & UPDATES -CONTINUED- ACAN was created by accountants, for accountants. Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) Board member and Peer Assistance Oversight Committee Chair, John R. Keeney, said “We must remember that CPAs are people too and have the same problems that everyone else has. The profession takes care of its own through ACAN.” The CPA volunteers in ACAN understand the pressures of the accounting profession. Most are successful CPAs that once faced problems and now want to share solutions by being friends and mentors to others. There is no stigma and there are no judgments in ACAN. Network volunteers have first-hand experience with some of the same issues others may be dealing with and understand what people are going through. Volunteers receive annual training in mental health and addiction issues, intervention methods, and anger management. They are available to motivate affected persons to seek help and to support them in their recovery. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the 24-hour, toll-free hotline: 1-866-766-2226 The network is also completely confidential. The identity and communications of anyone contacting or participating in the network are confidential and protected by law under Chapter 467 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. ACAN is administered by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (although you don’t have to be a Society member to access ACAN services) and funded in part by the TSBPA. Board Rule §502.2 enacted a TSBPA peer assistance program to oversee the activities of ACAN to provide confidential assistance to CPAs with alcohol or drug dependency and/or mental health issues and to protect the public. The TSBPA prefers to take a preventive and remedial approach to drug or alcohol-related issues. Each year, the Board makes approximately 60 referrals to ACAN. CPAs are required to self-report convictions, so the Board may refer someone to ACAN if the conviction is related to alcohol or substance abuse problems. CPA candidates are also required to self-report their arrest records when they file an application of intent and the Board conducts their own background check on each candidate when they submit the form. If any drug or alcohol-related issues are found, the Board may decide to refer candidates to ACAN. An average of 90% of all Board referrals have completed the ACAN program and less than 5% have ceased pursuing their license due to relapse. ACAN is always looking for volunteers across the state. If you are a CPA in recovery and interested in volunteering, please call the network at the number listed above. Thomas G. Prothro, CPA TSBPA Presiding Officer “Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.” ― Sam Levenson Learn more at www.tsbpa.state.tx.us • 3 Frequently Asked Licensing Questions When and how do I change my address and contact information? You have 30 days to notify the Board of a physical address change. Since almost all Texas CPAs have an email account on file, it is always good to verify that your email address is also current. You can update all of your contact information at any time by clicking on the “Online Services” login buttons on the Board’s website (www.tsbpa.state.tx.us). What notifications will I receive from the Board to renew my license? During the month preceding your birth month, you will receive licensing renewal fee notifications in the mail. If you have an email address on file you will also receive notifications via email. Ninety-seven percent of individual license holders pay their fees online. If you miss the deadline you will continue to receive periodic paper and email reminders to complete the renewal process. Don’t ignore your renewal deadlines. Extra fees begin accruing per the Act and Board Rules and the costs can add up quickly. How do I report my CPE and when should I report it? Log in to your account to report your completed CPE. You can do this at any time during the year. We recommend reporting your CPE as soon as you’ve completed it so you don’t forget a course. It is not necessary to wait until your renewal period to update your account. You will determine if a course should be classified as technical or nontechnical based on the benefit of the course to your 4 • current area of employment. A licensee cannot claim more than 50% of the total CPE credit hours required as non-technical in a three-year reporting period. We encourage you to take CPE from a sponsor registered by the Board and/or the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). Sponsors registered with the Board can be selected from a dropdown list as the course is submitted. Licensees cannot claim more than 50% of their hours from a non-registered sponsor in a three-year reporting period. You can see the hours that you have recorded and the amount of hours that are due in the current accrual period at any time by clicking on the “Online Services” login buttons on the Board’s website (www.tsbpa.state.tx.us). How are “accrual period” and “license period” defined? Your “accrual period” is the 12 months after your birth month. You should take and record CPE hours during your accrual period so that you can renew your license at the end of the accrual period to be licensed for the following 12 months, which is your “license period.” What are the CPE requirements for a new CPA? Licensees who have been certified for less than 12 months do not have a CPE hour requirement during their partial year period. Your first full accrual period begins on the first day of the month following your birth month. You must take a minimum of 20 hours during this 12-month time period. Hours taken prior to the first accrual period will not count toward your CPE requirement. Your second accrual period will be the 12-month period occurring directly after your first accrual period. You must take a minimum cumulative total of 60 hours, with a minimum of 20 hours taken during the second accrual period. Your third accrual period will be the following 12-month period and you must take a minimum cumulative total of 100 hours, with a minimum of 20 hours taken in each period. This will also be the first year that you have to take the four-hour Texas Board-approved ethics course. What are the CPE requirements for CPAs with at least three years of reporting history? The rolling three year, 120-hour requirement begins in the fourth 12-month license period. In most cases you can determine your minimum hours due by subtracting the total number of hours reported in the previous two accrual periods from 120 total hours. We recommend averaging 40 hours per year after the first year so that you never have a year where there is a large amount of hours due. The four-hour Texas Board-approved ethics course is also due every other year. You can see the hours that you have recorded and the amount of hours that are due in the current accrual period at any time by clicking on the “Online Services” login buttons on the Board’s website (www. tsbpa.state.tx.us). What happens if I miss my renewal deadline and my license status is “expired”? Your license cannot be issued until the annual renewal fees have been received and the required continuing professional education hours have been completed, as applicable. By missing the deadline you will continue to receive periodic paper and email reminders to complete the renewal process. If your license has expired for the current interval, you can still submit your payment and CPE hours online, but expect significantly higher fees to begin accruing to your account. Your license will be issued within two business days after all fees have been paid and your CPE requirement has been completed. If you pay your renewal fees on time but have not submitted sufficient CPE hours for your license to issue, you will receive several more reminder notifications. After 30 days of delinquency, a disciplinary case will be opened to proceed with actions to suspend your license. You will receive a Notice of Hearing by certified mail with a scheduled hearing date in the following month. If you encountered extreme circumstances beyond your control that prevented you from paying your fees on time, you may contact our office by email at [email protected] or by phone at 512305-7853 to request special consideration. If your license has expired for two or more consecutive 12month periods you can no longer renew your license online. Please contact our office by email at [email protected] or by phone at 512305-7853 to request an updated paper renewal notice. When and why should a CPA register a firm? A CPA in the client practice of public accountancy must register a firm, if: 1.) The firm performs attest services, including preparing and transmitting a client’s financial statements to the client or a third party; 2.) The firm is represented as a CPA firm, including using CPA in the name of the firm, i.e., “Joe Smith, CPA”; 3.) The firm asserts an expertise in accounting or auditing, i.e., offering “Accounting Services.” If the firm is offering attest services, it must undergo peer review. If the firm does not offer attest services, it may be eligible for an exemption from peer review. A CPA may offer non-attest services through an entity not registered with the Board, provided those services do not appear to be in compliance with the Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services, Statements on Auditing Standards, or any other similar standard of a national or international accountancy organization recognized by the Board. However, if any reference is made to the CPA’s designation and their association with the unlicensed entity in the client practice of public accountancy, a disclaimer stating “This firm is not a CPA firm” is required. I’d like to move to Texas and need to know how to seek reciprocity. If you are currently a CPA in good standing in any state and you are relocating to Texas, you can apply for a reciprocal license by following the reciprocal instructions (http://www.tsbpa.state. tx.us/forms/reciprocal-application.html) on the Board’s website. Your application cannot be completed until all required elements have been received. If you reside in Texas, you cannot solely use your home state CPA designation. Learn more at www.tsbpa.state.tx.us • 5 Swearing-In Ceremony, December 6, 2014 — Austin, TX ABOVE: Outstanding candidates who attended the ceremony were recognized for their high achievement on the Uniform CPA Exam. They included, L-R, back row: Katelyn Woods, Brandon Knott, and Samuel Unruh. L-R, front row: Laura Giese, Gillian Li, and Rebecca Holt. Katelyn Woods and Brandon Knott were recipients of the AICPA’s Elijah Watt Sells Awards, which honor exemplary performance on the exam. ABOVE: Board members who welcomed the new CPAs to the profession were, L-R, back row: J. Coalter Baker, Thomas Prothro, James Flagg, and Jonathan Cluck. L-R, front row: Robert McAdams, Phillip Worley, and Susan Fletcher. LEFT: Members of the Austin CPA Chapter who generously volunteered their time at the event were, L-R, back row: Olivia Espinoza-Riley, David Crumbaugh, and Jesse Dominguez. L-R, front row: Kate Rhoden, Nancy Foss, and Vicky Foisy. ABOVE: Candidates take the Oath of Office. 6 • Fifty-Year Licensees from the December Ceremony Fifty-year honorees who attended the December 6 ceremony included, L-R, back row: Robert Fancher, C. Layne Givens, and Thomas Moore. L-R, front row: Jane Coley Roberts, Donald Sumners, and Wayne Clark. FIFTY-YEAR LICENSEES William Aaron Allen Neva Ann Asbury Gerald C. Batto Roy G. Bedford James Thomas Bland Charles Wayne Bolin Randolph Peyton Burch, Sr. Bob Byrd Earnest W. Cecil Wayne Newell Clark James William Cummings Clifford William Davidson Jerry Alfred Davis Harry Dillashaw, Jr. Grady A. Dorsett Jane Sullivan Elam Loyd A. Eubanks Robert C. Fancher Kent T. Fields William M. Fitch, Jr. Alvin L. Freeman Clarence Layne Givens Robert W. Gray Barry Lee Harris Milton Ben Heckathorn Sara L. Hicks Tom T. Hollingshead John Edmond Jackson Melvin M. Jochec Donald E. King Tommy Edward Leka Tom R. Locke Richard C. Merchant Cecil Henry Moore, Jr. Donald Lee Moore Thomas Lee Moore William David Murphy Jack Oakes George Quentin Offutt Donald Eugene Porter John Charles Porter Joe M. Powell Howard Michael Ratcliff Glenn Adair Ratliff Arley Leroy Richardson Jane Coley Roberts Ronald R. Robertson Glenn R. Rosson Garland Ray Shelton Robert R. Sims Pinckney Franklin Steed, Jr. Donald D. Sumners Stephen S. Swiger James R. Vater Judy W. Walsh Stanley S. West George Zerda Learn more at www.tsbpa.state.tx.us • 7 ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS Ratified at the November 20, 2014 Board Meeting A. AGREED CONSENT ORDERS firm were reprimanded. In addition, Respondent was revoked for a period of five years from BEHAVIORAL the effective date of this order ENFORCEMENT and ordered to pay an adminisCOMMITTEE trative penalty of $10,000; how1. Investigation No.: 14-07-05L ever, the revocation and adminRespondent: Barton R. Payne istrative penalty were stayed Hometown: Oak Ridge and Respondent was placed on North, TX probation for five years. In addiCertificate No.: 044914 tion, Respondent must pay an Rule Violation: 501.90(5) administrative penalty of $1,000 Act Violations: 901.502(6), within 30 days of the date of 901.502(11) the Board order and must take Respondent entered into an eight hours of live continuing ACO with the Board whereby professional education (CPE) in Respondent’s certificate was compilations and reviews. revoked from the effective date Respondent’s license has been of the Board Order for a period suspended since November 22, of three years; however, the 2010 for failure to accrue sufrevocation was stayed and ficient CPE and Respondent’s Respondent was placed on firm license has been expired probation for three years. since 2007. Respondent pracRespondent was convicted of Misdemeanor DWI and sentenced to two years community supervision and ordered to pay $3,462.10 in fines, court costs, and restitution and to complete 100 hours of community service. 2. Investigation Nos.: 14-0318L and 14-03-19L Respondent: Kenneth Aston Meaders & Kenneth A. Meaders, P. C. Hometown: Dallas, TX Certificate No.: 035804 Firm License No.: C04252 Rule Violation: 501.80, 501.81, 501.94 Act Violations: 901.351, 901.502(6), 901.502(11) Respondent entered into an ACO with the Board whereby Respondent and Respondent 8 • ticed public accountancy and used his CPA designation while his license was suspended. 3. Investigation Nos.: 14-0216L and 14-02-17L Respondent: Daniel Wallace Vornsand & Daniel W. Vornsand (Firm) Hometown: Houston, TX Certificate No.: 023777 Firm License No.: S05432 Rule Violation: 501.93 Act Violations: 901.502(6), 901.502(11) Respondent entered into an ACO with the Board whereby Respondent and Respondent firm agreed to the involuntary surrender of their certificate and firm license, in lieu of further disciplinary action. Respondent failed to notify the Board of his change of address and failed to respond to Board communications. B. AGREED CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS 1. Investigation No.: 14-07-21N Respondents: Jerome Charles Griese Hometown: Houston, TX Act Violation: 901.451 Respondent entered into an ACDO with the Board whereby Respondent will cease and desist from providing attest services and using reserved terms until or unless Respondent complies with the registration and licensing provisions of the Act, and until or unless Respondent has obtained a license to practice public accountancy. Respondent used the CPA designation although he does not hold a license in Texas. 2. Investigation No.: 14-06-27N Respondents: Kevin Stockwell d/b/a Akin Business Service Hometown: Austin, TX Act Violation: 901.451 Respondent entered into an ACDO with the Board whereby Respondent will cease and desist from providing attest services and using reserved terms until or unless Respondent complies with the registration and licensing provisions of the Act, and until or unless Respondent has obtained a license to practice public accountancy. Respondent used the CPA designation although he does not hold a license in Texas. CPE Actions The certificate of each respondent listed below was not in compliance with the Board’s CPE requirements as of the date of the Board meeting. Each respondent was suspended for the earlier of a period of three years, or until the respondent complies with the licensing requirements of the Act. Additionally a $100 penalty was imposed for each year the respondent continued to be in non-compliance with the Board’s CPE requirements. The respondents were found to be in violation of Section 523.111 (mandatory CPE reporting) and 501.94 of the Board’s Rules, as well as Section 901.411 (CPE) of the Act. Respondent / Location Board Date Russell Keith Bay, Missouri City, TX 11/20/2014 Danny Angel Bazan, Las Vegas, NV 11/20/2014 Neil K. Brighton, Spring, TX 11/20/2014 Christina Ramirez Brown, Allen, TX 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 Carolyn Macow Leatherwood, Houston, TX 11/20/2014 Martha Kelly Bowman Lipscomb, Dallas, TX 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 Jennifer Cleaver Robertson, Austin, TX 11/20/2014 Kelly Anne Sudderth, Marfa, TX 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 Michael Wayne Warriner, Plano, TX 11/20/2014 Jeffrey V. Cox, Grand Prairie, TX Brian Lozada Espinosa, Houston, TX George Thomas Maher, Houston, TX Curtis Neal Maxey, Kingwood, TX Shannon Marie O’Brien, Sinton, TX Patricia E. Pfleghar, Houston, TX Glenn Carl Taylor, Jr., Cypress, TX William Averitt Tole, Keller, TX Learn more at www.tsbpa.state.tx.us • 9 Three-Year Delinquent Actions The respondents listed below violated 901.502(4) when they failed to pay license fees for three consecutive license periods. The certificate of each respondent was revoked without prejudice as the respondent was not in compliance as of the Board meeting date. Each respondent may regain his or her certificate by paying all of the required license fees and penalties and by otherwise coming into compliance with the Act. Respondent / Location Board Date Rachel Holmes Agee, Magnolia, TX Samuel Joseph Barrett, Dallas, TX John Thomas Bauer, Woodway, TX William Whytal Bennett, Jr., Vadosta, GA Brandi Michelle Burton, Columbus, OH Ernest Joseph Coose, Garland, TX Valerie Lynn Coss, Beaverton, OR Rebecca Marie Gadoury, Cumberland, RI 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 Christopher Henley Granberry, Houston, TX Julie Dianne Grisonichi, Bedford, TX Kimberly Brook Harrell, Dallas, TX John Robert Harris, III, Fort Worth, TX John A. Hawryluk, New York, NY Maurice Sebastian Hebert, Lutz, FL Finley Lee Hilliard, Lake Charles, LA John Andrew Jacobsen, Cypress, TX William Patrick Kelly, Westminster, CO Ling Li, Plano, TX Sharon Anne Luckes, Dallas, TX Jon Carlos Luna, Plano, TX David James Lyons, Dallas, TX Daphne Lynn Smith Mauer, Houston, TX Joe G. Mayer, Double Oak, TX Donald Ray McLeod, Odessa, TX Kevin Lee McMeans, Houston, TX Michael Ryan McMinn, El Lago, TX Monette Alison Miller, Wimberley, TX Dwight Wesley Olson, Argyle, TX David A. Querrey, Lewisville, TX 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 Thomas Gideon Ratcliffe, Jr., Ingram, TX 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 Don Edward Rigler, Caldwell, TX Christopher Hall Russell, Houston, TX 10 • Three-Year Delinquent Actions Respondent / Location –continued– Jack Leroy Smitherman, Kilgore, TX Cynthia Lynne Sy, Mesquite, TX Nicki Marie Thibodeaux, Kingwood, TX Dewayne Leon Weatherford, Waco, TX George Arthur Weber, Gulf Breeze, FL John C. Wilson, IV, Austin, TX Pui Wah Wong, Richardson, TX Ching-Chih Yang, Houston, TX Ning Zhang, Humble, TX Board Date 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 Failure to Renew Actions The respondents listed below failed to complete their license renewal notices in accordance with Section 515.3 of the Board’s Rules. Following a public hearing, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) of the State Office of Administrative Hearings recommended that the certificate of each respondent not in compliance be revoked without prejudice until such time as the respondents comply with the requirements of the Rules and the Act. The ALJ found that the respondents violated Section 901.502(12) (regarding violations of Board Rules) of the Act. The respondents, although properly notified, failed to appear in person or by authorized representative. No Board committee considered this matter. Respondent / Location Eddie Junior Adkins, Grand Prairie, TX Edward Francis Thomas Stuart, Friendswood, TX Board Date 11/20/2014 11/20/2014 To be immediately notified via email when the Board Report is posted to www.tsbpa.state.tx.us, rather than waiting to receive a paper copy in the mail, email [email protected] with the subject line: “I want to receive the Texas State Board Report electronically.” Learn more at www.tsbpa.state.tx.us • 11 Texas State Board of Public Accountancy 333 Guadalupe, Twr 3, Ste 900 Austin, Texas 78701-3900 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 834 AUSTIN, TEXAS Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Attention: CPAs, Exam Candidates, and Accounting Students If you are dealing with alcohol or drug dependency problems or mental health issues, you can get help from the Accountants Confidential Assistance Network. ACAN volunteers are CPAs who have had first-hand experience with these same issues and who understand what you are dealing with. Don’t hesitate to get the help you need. All communications are confidential. For help, call 1-866-766-2226 Administered by the TSCPA and Funded in Part by the Board Additional Volunteers Needed ACAN needs volunteers across the state. If you are a CPA in recovery and interested in volunteering, please call 1-866-766-2226. Legal Notice: The identity and communications and the fact of membership of anyone attending this group are confidential and protected under penalty of law under Chapter 467 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
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