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What is a CPA?

What Is A CPA

Many people wonder “what is a CPA”? A CPA or Certified Public Accountant is a financial advisor that has passed the CPA certification exam, meets work experience requirements, and stays up to date on educational courses required to maintain their CPA certification.

Types of CPAs

  • Tax Consultants
  • Accounting Consultants
  • Financial Consultant
  • Bookkeepers
  • Business & Tax Advisors
  • Enrolled Agents
  • Decision Makers

Are Accountants & CPAs the Same Thing?

The short answer is no. All CPAs are accountants but not every type of accountant is a CPA. The main difference between a CPA and an accountant is the certification. CPA has to have the right education and experience requirements to become a certified CPA.

What Does a CPA Do?

CPAs have many jobs they can have including working for small to large accounting firms, as a CFO for a fortune 500 company and more. Simply stated, A CPA is a financial advisor with experience in helping individuals and business reach their financial goals. These goals could be anything from planning a billion dollar merger to opening a new office.

Need a Certified CPA in Arizona?

If you are looking for a certified public accountant in Arizona, Partridge & Associates can help! We have helped 1000’s of individuals and businesses throughout the Arizona area with business formationaccounting & bookkeeping, personal and business tax preparation (including small business), IRS representation and more.

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