Jun 21 2010

What is a CPA? What does CPA stand for?

Category: Accounting


CPA is an acronym that stands for certified public accountant. It is a designation given to individuals that have in depth knowledge of accounting laws and practices and have passed the testing requirements of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. CPAs will typically offer tax preparation advice for corporations, small businesses, and individuals. In addition, CPA’s will also often work as consultants, helping firms with auditing financial reports and financial planning. To maintain their license, CPAs are often required to take additional tax education courses to keep up with current tax laws and accounting practices.

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