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What is the best way to switch to an accounting career?

What is the best way to switch to an accounting career?

If you wish to switch to accounting as a second career, then consider getting a Master’s in Accounting. Having a strong foundation in accounting is crucial.
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What is the typical work/life balance of a CPA Candidate?

What is the typical work/life balance of a CPA Candidate?

It is common among all candidates to spend many hours studying for the exam and they must reprioritize their responsibilities to accommodate their studies.
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What is the difference in culture between private, public, and governmental firms?

What is the difference in culture between private, public, and governmental firms?

The main difference in culture is based on whom the accountant is serving.
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What skills are accounting industry recruiters looking for?

What skills are accounting industry recruiters looking for?

Industry recruiters are looking for, at a minimum: A basic understanding of accounting principles, ambitiousness and goal-oriented personalities, excellent technical and communication skills
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Do I have to get my CPA license to be an accountant?

Do I have to get my CPA license to be an accountant?

No, you can be an accountant without obtaining your CPA license by completing a program of study in accounting at a college/university and then acquire a job in the accounting field.
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What kind of degree do I need to become an accountant?

What kind of degree do I need to become an accountant?

In order to become an accountant, you can complete a program of study in accounting at a college/university and obtain a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Accounting.
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Accounting Dictionary

An online dictionary of accounting terms and phrases
written in an easy-to-understand manner with clear definitions.

AICPA

AICPA

AICPA means American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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Audited Financial Statements

Audited Financial Statements

A company’s Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and Statement of Retained Earnings.
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CPA

CPA

CPA is the abbreviation for Certified Public Accountant.
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CPA Exam

CPA Exam

The CPA Exam is a national examination that must be passed by all people wishing to become CPAs (Certified Public Accountants).
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Management Accounting

Management Accounting

The branch of accounting that focuses on producing internal reports to help management make productive decisions for the business.
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Managerial Accounting

Managerial Accounting

This is the branch of accounting that focuses on producing internal reports to help management make productive decisions for the business.
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