What is a CPA? A CPA (certified public accountant) is a trusted financial adviser who has passed the rigorous CPA Exam and met work experience requirements before being licensed. A CPA also takes continuing professional education courses to maintain the CPA certification.
These requirements for licensure ensure CPAs maintain the highest standard of knowledge and ethics when operating in financial positions. CPAs can be:
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