CPA

Definition

Certified Public Accountant. An individual who has passed the uniform CPA examination administered by the American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants, and who has received state certification to practice accounting. To achieve this designation, an individual usually has to complete 5 years of education, and a certain degree of work experience. Additionally, once an individual becomes a CPA, they typically must complete a certain number of hours of continuing education each year.

Use CPA in a sentence

Before submitting your tax filing to the IRS, it would be beneficial to have a CPA look over it to ensure that your tax filing is correct.

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