Certified Public Accountants in Belleville

What is a CPA?

While a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is always an accountant, not all accountants are CPAs. To become a CPA, an accountant must take and pass a series of rigorous tests administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A number of states also require CPAs to pass state exams as well. Accordingly, there are a number of accountants who never pass the CPA exam and though they can perform a variety of accountancy chores, they are not allowed to perform certain tasks that only a CPA can do.

CPAs are licensed professional accountants that must maintain a high standard of conduct. Only CPAs can perform certain services, such as audits and other attestation engagements.


Why do I need a CPA?

CPAs are professional accountants and must meet strict licensing and continuing education requirements. As a licensed professional, the CPA can function as an independent advisor or auditor.

CPAs can provide advice on a wide range of financial matters including tax preparation, personal financial planning, estate and trust planning, and many more.


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