How to Address an Accountant or CPA

How to Address an Accountant or CPA

—-Envelope, official for an accountant with a CPA:
—-—-(Full name), (post nominal for professional accreditation)
—-—-(Name of firm, partnership, or company)
—-—-(Address)

—-—-Which looks like:
—-—-—-Anthony Francis, CPA
—-—-—-A. Francis and Associates
—-—-—-1234 West 50th Street, #34
—-—-—-(Address)

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—-Envelope, official for an accountant who is not a CPA:
—-—-Mr./Ms. (Full name)
—-—-(Name of firm, partnership, or company)
—-—-(Address)

—-—-Which looks like:
—-—-—-Mr. Francisco Melanzo
—-—-—-A. Francis and Associates
—-—-—-1234 West 50th Street, #34
—-—-—-(Address)

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Dear Mr./Ms. (surname): How to address an accountant or CPA

See also – more information on use of Post-Nominal Abbreviations.

How to address an accountant or CPA

What to Use Socially or When Retired?

Socially, and when retired, members of this category of professionals are addressed as private citizens without reference to their professional training.

—-Social form of address for any type of accountant:
—-—-Mr./Ms./etc. (Full name)
—-—-(Address)

How to address an accountant or CPA

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.

Not Finding Your Answer?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"