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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.

Learn what CPAs do and the benefits of a CPA career. Read our FAQs and take our quiz to find out if accounting is for you.

 


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  • Accounting Careers in IT Assurance

    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

    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.
  • Accounting Careers in Higher Education

    January 23, 2015
    A frequently overlooked accounting career path is higher education. Many accounting professors are CPAs who have chosen to pursue a fulfilling career of teaching instead of practicing.
  • A Day in the Life of an Audit Professional

    December 3, 2014
    How do you know if you are a good fit for auditing? Get an inside glimpse into the life of an auditor from NJSCPA member Marilyn Carnevale, CPA.
  • Make Your Profession Your Passion — Develop Your Brand

    November 17, 2014
    I’m forever a New York sports fan. Sports have always been an escape for me, a kind of safe haven. I’ve always viewed sports as a hobby—one that wouldn’t cross into my professional life. However, I have a colleague who, to quote the Seinfeld show, was able to make “worlds collide.”
  • Pursuing an FBI Accounting Career

    September 17, 2014
    An accounting degree can lead to a variety of promising career paths. And obtaining the CPA designation can open even more doors. One path that has grown in popularity over the past decade – thanks to the portrayal in several successful television shows – is a career at the FBI.
  • Why Accounting is Cool

    March 10, 2014
    Doing taxes? Crunching numbers? These days, the profession has much more fun.
  • For Accountants, Variety Is the Spice of Life

    August 6, 2013
    An accounting degree is appealing to many employers because of its versatility, which gives job seekers a wide variety of choices when selecting their future career options. Here are just a few of specialties that an accounting career has to offer.
  • From Bunsen Burners to Balance Sheets

    November 7, 2012
    Human resource recruiters often get a quizzical look when they see my resume. While I have an M.B.A. in accounting, my bachelor of science degree is in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and my work experience is in actuarial consulting. So, why do I want a career as an accountant and not as a scientist?
  • My Summer Internship

    September 6, 2012
    Professionals and professors alike suggest that you participate in an internship at a public accounting firm during school. But this NJSCPA student member took the road less traveled and opted for an internship at a Fortune 500 company.