Last updated: May 27. 2014 9:02PM - 115 Views
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ROCKINGHAM — Lien Marie Bailey has received a certified public accountant license, state regulators recently announced.

Bailey, of Rockingham, was among 92 applicants the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners approved for licensure on May 22. Also receiving a CPA license was Michael Keith Fahlikman of Southern Pines.

Applicants are required to pass a standardized test and meet state education, work experience and moral character requirements. Certified public accountants must renew their licenses each year and complete at least 40 hours of continuing professional education, including an ethics course.

More than 19,500 people are licensed as CPAs in North Carolina, the examiners’ board said.

The Tar Heel State’s big cities gained dozens of new accountants in the latest round of license approvals. Of the 92 new CPAs, 26 are from Charlotte, 11 are from Raleigh and three each are in Cary, Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

All 92 people are licensed to work as CPAs in North Carolina, but not all live here. Two are from the town of Fort Mill in upstate South Carolina, and Atlanta and New York City are represented along with Santa Clara, California, Winter Park, Florida, and Houston, Texas.

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