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What is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?

Accountants are an integral part of any business. They’re the individuals responsible for maintaining financial record keeping and reporting. But not just any accountant can take the helm of a company’s books. For public companies especially, that individual needs to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). CPAs are professionals certified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). They receive this designation after passing the CPA examination and fulfilling all required education and work experience.
It takes hard work and exceptional knowledge of accounting best practices to become a CPA. Even beyond that, CPAs need to continually maintain their accreditation …read more […]