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Two Wilson residents recently received their licenses as certified public accountants in North Carolina.
The N.C. State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners licensed Aditya Mahan of Wilson on Oct. 24, along with 91 other candidates. Maria Hye-Jin Chen of Wilson was among 193 candidates to pass the state licensure exam during the July through September testing window.
The state currently has 21,917 CPAs with active licenses, according to a news release issued last month.
Applicants are required to pass the Uniform CPA Examination and satisfy the board’s education, work experience and moral character requirements. Accountants licensed to practice in North Carolina are required to complete at least 40 hours of continuing professional education each year.
Mahan is the only Wilson-area resident to earn licensure on Oct. 24. Charlotte was the largest city with new accountants, with 28 residents joining the profession. In the Triangle area, Raleigh saw 10 licenses approved while Durham and Cary have five new accountants each.
Out-of-state licensees include five accountants from the Charlotte suburbs of Fort Mill and Rock Hill in South Carolina along with practitioners from Chicago and Denver and from towns in Virginia and Kentucky.
The seven-member CPA examiners’ board grants certificates of qualification to applicants who meet statutory requirements and enforces state professional conduct and ethics rules.