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Secretary of State Handel Congratulates the Georgia State Board of Accountancy on 100 Years
Atlanta—Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel today congratulated the Georgia State Board of Accountancy on its 100 year anniversary. In recognition of the anniversary, Governor Sonny Perdue recently issued a proclamation naming August 17, 2008 as Accountancy Law Day in Georgia.
The Georgia General Assembly formed the Georgia State Board of Accountancy on August 17, 1908 for the purpose of protecting the public welfare by providing for the regulation of the practice of public accountancy and the certification of those who are entitled to engage in this practice. Today, the Board uses their authority to license public accountants and public accounting firms.
Karen Handel was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2007. The Secretary of State's office offers important services to our citizens and our business community. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives and the Capitol Museum.