N.J.S.A 45:2B-61 Issuance of report on financial statements prohibited; exceptions.

45:2B-61 Issuance of report on financial statements prohibited; exceptions.

20. a. No individual or firm shall issue a report on financial statements of any other individual, firm, organization, or governmental unit unless that person or firm holds a valid license or registration issued under this act, qualifies for the practice privilege under section 6 of Phamplet Law 2008, Chapter 45 (45:2B-50.1 Standards for individual with principal place of business out-of-State.), or is exempt from registration under section 13 of Phamplet Law 1997, Chapter 259 (45:2B-54 Requirements for registration of firm in practice of attest services or public accountancy.), except that this prohibition shall not apply to: an officer, partner, member, manager or employee of any firm or organization affixing that person’s own signature to any statement or report in reference to the financial affairs of that firm or organization with any wording designating the position, title or office that the person holds in the firm or organization; any act of a public official or employee in the performance of that person’s duties; the performance by any person of other services involving the use of accounting skills, including the preparation of tax returns or financial statements prepared without the issuance of reports, or providing a management advisory service.

b. The prohibition contained in subsection a. of this section is applicable to the issuance, by a person not holding a valid license or a firm not holding a valid registration, of a report using any form of language conventionally used by licensees respecting review of financial statements or compilation of financial statementS.

L.1997, C. 259, S.20; amended 2008, C. 45, S.4.

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