About CPAs

What Does a CPA Do?

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in public practice act as advisors to individuals, businesses, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies on a wide range of financial matters. Many individuals turn to CPAs for help not just with their tax preparation, but also with their business and personal financial planning.

Most CPAs meet substantially the same education, training, and licensing requirements, which equips them to provide a broad and varied range of services. A CPA may specialize in small business, tax or financial planning, insurance, or banking, to name just a few options.

About CPA Services

CPAs act as independent auditors, as well as financial and tax advisors to individuals, businesses, government, and the not-for-profit community. CPAs are professionals, distinguished from other accountants by stringent licensing requirements. They must pass a rigorous national examination, and meet certain experience requirements in order to qualify for the CPA certificate and state license. In addition, CPAs are governed by a strict code of professional conduct. The hallmarks of this profession are independence, objectivity, and integrity.

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