The CPA Career Path

The CPA - Certified Public Accountant - career path is a rewarding one. The CPA credential equates to a world of possibilities. Today's CPAs are the CEOs and CFOs of major corporations, technology managers, forensic experts and much more.

How a CPA License Works Across State Lines
 

How a CPA License Works Across State Lines

Posted: June 14, 2016
Young accountants preparing to take the CPA Exam and college accounting students looking to plot a career must answer several questions. One of the most basic, and most important, is “Where?” Where should I take the CPA Exam? Where will I work? Where should I get licensed? This Q&A will help answer those questions.

Accounting Career Guide
 

Accounting Career Guide

Posted: May 18, 2016
Teens can explore the benefits of a career in accounting and the multiple possibilities that earning a CPA license offers.

The CPA’s Role in Business Valuations
 

The CPA’s Role in Business Valuations

Posted: May 4, 2016
To determine the economic value of a business interest while performing a valuation, you can use various approaches and methodologies.


Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Pursuing the CPA
 

Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Pursuing the CPA

Posted: March 14, 2016
Being a CPA can result in superior financial rewards. Current estimates are that CPAs earn 15 percent more per year compared to non-CPA accountants, which, over the course of a 40-year career, can add up to more than $1 million in additional income.

 Five Nontraditional Jobs for Accountants
 

Five Nontraditional Jobs for Accountants

Posted: December 11, 2015
While a career in accounting can be the perfect path for some, it isn’t unusual for professionals to explore different paths. Here are five examples of nontraditional careers for accountants looking for a change.

 Is a Forensic Accounting Career for You?
 

Is a Forensic Accounting Career for You?

Posted: March 31, 2015
One less-discussed accounting career path that offers a dynamic environment in which to work where every day is different than the next is fraud and forensic accounting.

Internal Audit Careers for Young Professionals
 

Internal Audit Careers for Young Professionals

Posted: March 6, 2015
The job responsibilities in internal audit vary depending on the type of company; however, audit engagements require employees to have similar skill sets. One of the challenging aspects of being an internal auditor is to trust a company and its employees and, at the same time, verify the work of management.

Accounting Careers in IT Assurance
 

Accounting Careers in IT Assurance

Posted: February 23, 2015
As an accounting professional, there are a number of opportunities to develop a career outside of the typical audit and tax stereotypes. One such area is information technology (IT) audit.

Working in Corporate Accounting
 

Working in Corporate Accounting

Posted: February 4, 2015
Working in corporate and general accounting often has a different atmosphere than working in public accounting, academia or government. Here's an overview of what a typical day might be like for a corporate or industry accountant.