Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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Definition of 'Certified Public Accountant (CPA)'

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a professional who is licensed by the state to perform accounting and auditing services for businesses and individuals. CPAs are required to have a bachelor's degree in accounting, pass the Uniform CPA Examination, and meet continuing education requirements.

CPAs are responsible for providing a variety of services to their clients, including:

* Preparing and reviewing financial statements
* Auditing financial statements
* Advising clients on tax matters
* Planning and implementing accounting systems
* Providing consulting services

CPAs are held to a high standard of ethics and must comply with the rules and regulations of the state board of accountancy. CPAs are also required to maintain professional liability insurance.

CPAs play an important role in the financial world. They help businesses and individuals make informed financial decisions and ensure that financial statements are accurate and reliable. CPAs are also valuable members of the business community and can provide valuable insights and advice to businesses of all sizes.

If you are considering hiring a CPA, it is important to find a qualified and experienced professional. You can find a CPA in your area by searching the website of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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