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.
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.
Posted: May 18, 2016
Teens can explore the benefits of a career in accounting and the multiple possibilities that earning a CPA license offers.
Posted: May 4, 2016
To determine the economic value of a business interest while performing a valuation, you can use various approaches and methodologies.
Posted: April 26, 2016
Here is an English-major-turned-accountant's take on how to be a successful accounting policy manager.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.