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Best Accounting Certifications: CPA, CFA, CMA, EA, CIA

There are a ton of different accounting certifications that financial professionals can use to enhance their careers, achieve promotions, and get pay raises. Each of these of these accounting designations are slightly different and have a different career focus. So depending on what you want your career to look like, some of these might be

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How Many CPAs are in the USA

664,532: The Total Number of Active CPA Licenses in the USA

There are well over half-a-million licensed Certified Public Accountants in the US according to a recent study performed by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. This is roughly the population of El Paso, TX! This data was assembled from NASBA’s interstate database that holds records from all 55 state boards and licensing authorities

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CA vs CS | Which is Better for Your Career, Salary, and Wallet?

Both the Chartered Accountant (CA) and Company Secretary (CS) certifications are designations for international accounting professionals. CAs tend to specialize in non-US GAAP and perform high-level accounting and auditing functions in companies and CA firms while CSs specialize in corporate law and perform corporate compliance activities for large companies. Let’s talk about the differences between

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ACCA vs. CIMA – What’s the Difference? Which is Better?

When comparing ACCA vs CIMA, both are great professional organizations to join, but which one will benefit your career more in the long run? It comes down to what you want to do with your career. The ACCA is an organization for chartered accountants whereas the CIMA is an organization for management accountants. Both CAs

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How to Become a CPA

How to Become a CPA in the USA: a Step-by-Step Guide

Becoming a CPA is one of the most rewarding experiences that you will have in your public accounting career. Once you get your certificate in the mail from your state board, you’ll instantly feel a huge sense of accomplishment and pride that you were able to set your mind to something and conquer it. It’s

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Why Become a CPA? | Top 4 Reasons and Major Benefits

Why become a CPA? Should you get a CPA? I’ve heard these questions time and time again. Taking the CPA exam was one of the most nerve-wracking and crazy experiences of my life. It was the most challenging thing I had ever done up to that point in my life. That being said, it was

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CPA certificate vs CPA License

CPA Certificate vs CPA License: What’s the Difference?

There always tends to be a lot of confusion between a CPA certificate vs CPA license. They both mean completely different things and give you different amounts of legal authority and responsibility although they seem like the same thing. A CPA certificate, in most cases, is simply an acknowledgment that you passed the exam and fulfilled the

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