Outstanding CPA in Government 2012 Award Winner, State Level: Roger A. Norman, CPA, J.D 

Roger A. Norman has served as the Legislative Auditor for the State of Arkansas since 2007, and as a member of the Division of Legislative Audit since 1977.  Prior to his appointment as Legislative Auditor, Mr. Norman served the Division of Legislative Audit as legal counsel for twenty-three years and as a staff auditor for seven years. 

As Legislative Auditor, Mr. Norman oversees a staff of 275 which is responsible for conducting approximately 1,000 engagements per year.  Reports are presented to the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee of the Arkansas General Assembly.  Engagements range from audits of the executive and judicial branches of government, higher education institutions, local school districts, counties, and municipalities, along with performance engagements and investigative and special reports.  The Division of Legislative Audit is a member of the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center.

Mr. Norman is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a licensed attorney, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He received a B.A. in accounting, magna cum laude, from Ouachita Baptist University and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law.

Currently, Mr. Norman serves on the executive committees of the National State Auditors Association, the Southwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum, and the Legal Services Staff Section of the National Conference of State Legislatures.  Mr. Norman’s professional affiliations also include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Arkansas Society of CPAs, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants, and the Arkansas Bar Association.


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