Patricia A. Thompson

Patricia ThompsonWe are pleased to announce that Patricia Thompson, CPA (Certified Public Accountant) was appointed by Governor Gina M. Raimondo as Treasurer of the Rhode Island Board of Accountancy. The announcement was confirmed at the Board’s September meeting held on September 24, 2019. The term of the position expires July 1, 2024. The board consists of five appointed members.

“I am honored to be selected by Governor Raimondo to serve the state in this role;” said Pat Thompson, partner with PG&Co. “I look forward to joining the other board members regulating the professional conduct of licensed individuals and protecting the public interest in matters of accountancy in Rhode Island.”

The Rhode Island Board of Accountancy is established and governed by Chapter 5-3.1 of the Rhode Island General Laws. It is an autonomous executive branch board administratively housed within the Department of Business Regulation. The Board is responsible for licensing certified public accountants (“CPAs”), grandfathered public accountants (“PAs”) and public accounting practice units (CPA firms). The Board handles complaints that allege violations of statutory and regulatory provisions under the Board’s jurisdiction. The Board periodically reviews its statutes, regulations, future CPA applications, and processes for updating and streamlining. The Board is comprised of qualified individuals appointed by the Governor to serve on the Board on a voluntary basis. To view information about board member appointments, please visit