What Is A CPA?

What Is A CPA

A Certified Public Accountant or CPA is a financial advisor is someone that has passed the CPA certification exam, meets work experience requirements and stays up to date on educational courses required to maintain their CPA certification.

Types Of CPAs

  • Tax Consultants
  • Accounting Consultants
  • Financial Consultant
  • Bookkeepers
  • Business & Tax Advisors
  • Enrolled Agents
  • Decision Makers

Are Accountants & CPAs The Same Thing?

The short answer is no. All CPAs are accountants but not every type of accountant is a CPA. The main difference between a CPA and an accountant is the certification. CPA has to have the right education and experience requirements to become a certified CPA.

What Does A CPA Do?

CPAs have many jobs they can have including working for small to large accounting firms, as a CFO for a fortune 500 company and more. Simply stated, A CPA is a financial advisor with experience in helping individuals and business reach their financial goals. These goals could be anything from planning a billion dollar merger to opening a new office.

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If you are looking for a certified public accountant in Arizona, Partridge & Associates can help! We have helped 1000’s of individuals and businesses throughout the Arizona area with business formationaccounting & bookkeeping, personal and business tax preparation (including small business), IRS representation and more.

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