What Does CPA Stand For?
July 5, 2018
CPAs are “Certified Public Accountants” who have met the requirements of the CPA exam and maintain the required CPA license. Though all CPAs are accountants, not all accountants are CPAs. Which, put differently, means a CPAs must adhere to a certain standard of practice.
What Does a CPA do?
When you call on a certified public accountant, you can expect a wealth of services that will help your company thrive.
A local Mount Dora CPA will provide services for helping you with QuickBooks, accounting, taxes both personal and professional, book keeping, and payroll services. We can also assist you with financial planning and finance projection. We’re here to help you better understand your finances and to give you the tools you need to take control of them.
How Does One Become a CPA?
To become a CPA, first you need to obtain a degree in accounting or finance. Then, you’ll need to complete 150 hours of additional study to obtain the license. This can be done by completing both undergraduate and graduate level coursework.
Before you can obtain the license, you’ll need to get about two years of work experience to qualify. Then, it’s time to take the exam. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has four exams a prospective CPA must pass before they can become a CPA.
One the license is obtained, you will need to complete ongoing education to stay up to date on the current laws and changing financial markets. Courses in ethics are also occasionally required.
Why Work with a CPA?
Finances can be complicated and confusing whether you’ve been in business for one year or ten. A bit of assistance can go a long way when it comes to handling the IRS or simply trying to understand your payables and receivables.
When you work with Relate CPA, you’ll find yourself with the power to take control of your finances with a CPA that cares about your business and the people who rely on it. Our founder, Jon Campion Jr., has 15 years of experience in the field that he would be happy to lend to your finances.<< Back to Blog
“John has prepared our taxes the last 2 years, and we have been very happy and satisfied with his work. His depth of knowledge about current laws, has been wonderful. He is very personable, and has been happy to answer tax questions in a prompt manner. I highly recommend him.”
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