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The CPA credential is considered the gold standard certificate in the accounting profession and provides recipients with a diverse range of career path options. CPAs are also regarded as trusted business advisors and members of a highly respected and prestigious profession.

Become a CPA Requirements

Education Requirements

A bachelor's degree in accounting and 120-150 credit hours of academic coursework is required to become a CPA. Find out how many credit hours your state requires to sit for the exam.

License Requrements

Earning a CPA license requires meeting the educational requirements, passing the CPA Exam, and obtaining general accounting experience.

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Salary & Compensation

How Much Do Accountants Make? Find out how getting your CPA license could affect your yearly income.

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Starting a career as a CPA is a smart choice because the profession offers many diverse opportunities and career paths from which to choose.

CPA Outlook & Trends

The CPA profession is showing an uptick in hiring trends for 2021. Find out why it's a good day to be a CPA and all the benefits that come with the credential.

Getting Hired as a CPA

Getting Hired as a CPA

It's important that as you're entering the CPA profession to take the time needed to research, apply for, and interview with an accounting firm whose company culture aligns with your values.

Negotiating as a CPA

If you've received a salary offer that is lower than expected, find out how to work with your future employer to get a more competitive offer.

Resume & Cover Letters

A well-crafted cover letter and resume provides a potential employer an opportunity to know more about you. Find out the best way to craft both and how to stand out to a future employer.

Interviewing as a CPA

Interviewing for a position with an accounting firm is a great opportunity; albeit sometimes stressful. Find out what steps you can take to be prepared for the big interview.

Networking as a CPA

CPA Career Networking

Networking for a job or to connect with colleagues requires strategic thinking while learning how to develop interpersonal skills. We can show you how to build your professional network opportunity as valuable as possible.

Meet the Firms Events

Meet the Firms is an important event for college students who are accounting majors. Learn what it takes to stand out from the crowd and connect with your future firm.

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It's easy to work effectively with a recruiter if you know how to communicate with them. Learn how to build the right relationships to land your dream job.

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How much money does a CPA make?

How much money does a CPA make?

Robert Half International found that accounting professionals with a professional certification such as CPA or master’s degree make 5%-15% more on average.
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Do I have to choose a career within either audit or tax?

Do I have to choose a career within either audit or tax?

As a CPA, you do not have to choose a career in either audit or tax. There are a wide variety of career options available.
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What else can I do with my CPA license other than Public Accounting?

What else can I do with my CPA license other than Public Accounting?

Other than Public Accounting, you can choose a career in a private company, with a government agency, non-profit organization, or university.
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What is the difference between a CPA and an Accountant?

What is the difference between a CPA and an Accountant?

CPAs have met licensing requirements for the state, which vary but typically include education beyond a typical bachelor's degree, documented experience, and passing the CPA exam.
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What other firm employment opportunities are there besides the Big 4?

What other firm employment opportunities are there besides the Big 4?

Besides the Big 4, there are medium-sized, regional, and small firms that provide employment opportunities.
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What career options are available that require a CPA License?

What career options are available that require a CPA License?

Within public accounting, one can also provide services in specialized areas like financial forensics, business valuation, personal financial planning, and IT consulting.
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