The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 17, 2009
FTB employees earn public accountant certification

This is from the Franchise Tax Board's intranet site, as sent by FTB spokeswoman Brenda Voet:

The FTB is privileged to have a program available for candidates interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The program is administered by the CPA Internal Review Committee. CPAs are licensed by the State, and as an FTB employee you can earn the prestige associated with the CPA license. Individuals are required to demonstrate their knowledge and competence by passing an exam, meeting high educational standards, and completing a specified amount of general accounting experience.

Please join with us in congratulating the following employees who became CPAs using the general experience requirement for certification:

Click the following link to see the list of employees who have earned certification and where they work.

Shawna Acree
Central Office - Individual and Special Audit Bureau
Personal Income Tax

Dong Chow
Van Nuys - California Business Audit Bureau

Gregory T. Lou
West Covina - Administrative Services

Robert M. Parks
Central Office - Finance & Executive Services
Political Reform Audit

Douglas Middleton
Central Office - Pass-Through Entity Program
Partnership Audit

Michael Preskar
Central Office - Individual and Special Audit Bureau

Irene Qi
San Francisco - California Business Audit Bureau
Multistate Audit Northern California

Kathy Shin
San Francisco - California Business Audit Bureau
Multistate Audit Northern California

Rainbow Wan
Central Office - Finance & Executive Services
Financial Systems & Analysis Unit

Congratulations to all.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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