Certified Public Accountant


CPA. 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.

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He was a certified public accountant and that meant that he was responsible for things that other people gave to him.

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The certified public accountant was tasked with performed the monthly close and bank reconciliation but since he had other projects he assigned to a staff accountant.

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When doing your taxes and looking for someone to do them for you, be sure to hire a certified public accountant which has the educational background to do your taxes.

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