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what-is-a-cpaA CPA, or certified public accountant, is an accounting professional who has passed the tlhatlhobo CPA. Ho phaella moo, ba be a phethahalitse boemo thuto le phihlelo mosebetsing ditlhoko tsohle ho ba le laesense CPA. melao-motheo ea tsena di tseo ngotsoeng ke puso boto ea bobalamatlotlo boemong eo a neng a kapa o sebelisoa.

Leha ho le joalo, ho na le ha ho na naha kapa bokahohleng CPA lakesense. All 50 e re US le e eketsehileng tse hlano ipusang diteseletso sebetsa le nosi tsa e 'ngoe e' ngoe. Ho feta moo, ipusang tsena tsohle hlokang mangolo a thuto a fapaneng bakeng sa licensure. hantle, each state board issues its own license based on the current rules and requirements in that state.

In this way, a lengolo CPA is much like an attorney’s license. Certified public accountants are typically only licensed in one state, but they can become licensed in additional states based on the reciprocity laws.

The CPA designation is the most sought after and used credential in the world of accounting and for good reason. This credential gives you the experience, expertise, knowledge, and opportunity to do many things in your career that a non-certified accountant wouldn’t be able to do.

Ka lebaka leo,, let’s take a look at some CPA job descriptions and a list of what CPAs are capable of doing!

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What is a Certified Public Accountant and What Does a CPA Do?

Certified Public Accountants have many different career paths and options available to them. That’s why this certificate is so popular. Leha ho le joalo, the main two career paths include public accounting and industry accounting.

Let’s look at both:

Eng Seo e CPA Na ka Phatlalatsa litaba Tiile?

Ho na le mesebetsi e sa tšoaneng e fapaneng hore CPA etsa ka femeng CPA ka indasteri ea sechaba le boikarabello. Mona ke tse seng kae.

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Mong ba mesebetsi ba ka sehloohong e le ba pakiloeng akhaontente setjhaba o etsa ka boikarabello setjhaba ke ho boloka libuka etsetsoang lipolelo tse lichelete le efe e maikutlo a lipolelo. Ha e le hantle, Mohlahlobi o ile a hlokomela e le mokha oa unbiased boraro ba lekodisisa le atlholang lipolelo lichelete lokisitsoeng ke taolo ya. E Thehiloe ho ya thuno ya, ea CPA fana ka maikutlo a lipolelo tse lichelete senola hore na misstatements efe kapa efe lintho tse bonahalang li ne li fumanoa.

qetellong, lik'hamphani tsohle tsa sechaba tse hlokehang ka set lao ho ba le CPA ba tiile thuno ya mantsoe a bona a lichelete, pele li ntšitsoeng ho boradiabo le setjhaba.

Lekhetho itokisa le Services

E mong oa ka ho fetisisa ratoa le tsebahalang litsela tsa mosebetsi oa ka CPA ke ka lekhetho indasteri ho lokisetsa. This includes preparing all different types of client tax forms from property taxes to income taxes. Ena e boetse e akarelletsa advising bareki ka maqiti le mekhoa ea kamoo ho ka sebōpeho litaba tsa bona ho fokotsa meroalo lekhetho.

rerisane Services

CPAs ba kopanela bangata ba mefuta e fapaneng ya ditshebeletso rerisanang ho thusa bareki bona hlwaya mathata khoebo 'me a balehe tshebetso bona tsela e atlehang haholo. Ba bang ba ditherisano akarelletsa ho hlahloba laola ka hare le ho hlwaya khoneha lintlafatso tshebetso.

Forensiki boikarabello Services

Hole hangata basebetsi kapa beng embezzle tjhelete ho khamphani. Most of the time embezzlement schemes aren’t caught until some time after the initial event. It could take months or even years to uncover a complicated embezzlement scheme.

CPAs are often hired to dig through financial records, identify if money was stolen, and report all fraudulent activities that were uncovered.

Financial Planning and Business Valuation

CPAs are often engaged to advise clients when the best time to sell a business is and how to transfer it to another person.

Nakong ea tshebetso sekasekale le merero e mekhahlelo, ba boetse ba tsebisa bareki bona tsa ramifications lekhetho ho rekisa kapa ho fetisa khoebo. Sena ke tloaelehile thero ea matlo le ho hlahlamana.

sireletsang nyewe Services

Leha CPAs ha ba le laesense ho molao ikwetlisetse, di atisa ho sebelisoa ke babuelli ho fumana 'me le be le bopaki bo e le paki setsebi ka lekhotleng la. Sena ke tloaelehile ditsamaiso tlhalo, bankruptcies, le khoebo kopantswe / ditheko / arohana ka.


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Seo Na e CPA Do ka Industry le boikarabello?

There are several different jobs that CPAs perform outside of the scope of public accounting. Here are a few of them.

Company Management

CPAs make great managers because they understand finance, operations, and how to improve profitability.

Company Executives

Along the same lines, CPAs make great CEOs, CFOs, and COOs because they understand the inner workings of a company. It’s not uncommon for a company to hire a certified public accountant as the CFO or COO.

Non-Profit Organizations

Just like for-profit companies, non-profit organizations need leadership and financial managers who can give advice and guide the organization on how to use its funds the best way.

CPAs are often appointed to the board of non-profits and help manage the day-to-day operations.

Government

The government employs CPAs for a variety of different jobs. The IRS, FBI, military, and Congress itself uses CPAs in different capacities. There are a ton of different opportunities for accountants at every level of government from local to federal.

Education

Most accounting professors at major universities are certified. Although this isn’t a requirement, it is important seeing as they will be telling students to go become a CPA.


What Can a CPA Do that an Accountant Can’t Do?

There are a bunch of different things that CPAs are legally allowed to do that a non-certified accountant is unable to do. Here are a few examples.

Auditing

Non-certified accountants are not allowed to audit public companies, issue audit reports or opinion letters, or review public company financial statements for the SEC. The SEC only allows a CPA firm to perform these services.

Taxation Services

The IRS gives certified public accountants special privileges that non-certified accountants don’t get. A CPA is allowed to sign a clients’ tax return as a paid preparer and represent the client in front of the IRS. These privileges are also awarded to enrolled agents and attorneys.


Will You Become a CPA?

There are so many career options and opportunities available for certified public accountants that it’s crazy to not become one. If you are an accountant or are going into accounting, I would strongly recommend becoming certified. You won’t regret it.

Kenneth w. Boyd

Kenneth w. Boyd is a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the author of several of the popular "For Dummies" books published by John Wiley & Sons including 'CPA Exam for Dummies' and 'Cost Accounting for Dummies'.

Ken has gained a wealth of business experience through his previous employment as a CPA, Mohlahlobi, Lekhetho Preparer le College Professor. Today, Ken continues to use those finely tuned skills to educate students as a professional writer and teacher.