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
- 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.
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