MCL - Section 339.724

Act 299 of 1980

339.724 Conduct not prohibited by article.

Sec. 724.

    This article does not prohibit the following:
    (a) An individual who is not a certified public accountant from serving as an employee of, or an assistant to, a certified public accountant or firm composed of certified public accountants who are licensed to practice under this article if the individual does not issue an accounting or financial statement over his or her name.
    (b) A licensed certified public accountant of another licensing jurisdiction who does not meet the requirements of section 727a, or an accountant who is licensed in a foreign country for the practice of public accounting in that country, from temporarily and periodically engaging in the practice of public accounting in this state if all of the following requirements are met:
    (i) The individual is conducting a regular practice of public accounting in another licensing jurisdiction or foreign country.
    (ii) The temporary practice is conducted in conformity with section 736 and applicable rules promulgated by the director, if any.
    (iii) The individual secures a temporary permit from the department to conduct the practice in this state.
    (c) A practicing attorney from preparing reports or presenting records customarily prepared by an attorney in connection with the attorney's professional work.
    (d) A person from preparing a financial report or tax return, not requiring the expression of an opinion on the report or return, for filing with a federal, state, or local governmental unit.
    (e) An officer, employee, partner, or principal of an organization from signing a statement or report in reference to the financial affairs of the organization with wording designating the position, title, or office which the officer, employee, partner, or principal of an organization holds in that organization.
    (f) An act of a public official or public employee in the performance of that individual's official duties.
    (g) An individual who may be employed by more than 1 individual or firm from keeping books, making trial balances or statements, and preparing audits or reports, if the audits or reports are not used or issued by the employer as having been prepared by a certified public accountant.
    (h) A firm that does not hold a valid license under section 728 and that does not have an office in this state from providing its professional services in this state in the practice of public accountancy and from using the certified public accountant designation so long as it complies with the requirements of section 728(4) or (5), whichever is applicable.

History: Add. 1997, Act 10, Imd. Eff. May 16, 1997 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 161, Imd. Eff. June 11, 2008 ;-- Am. 2018, Act 81, Eff. June 17, 2018
Popular Name: Act 299