CPAs are trusted advisors in every industry serving the public and the organizations they serve.
Certified Public Accountants complete rigorous academic training and then pass the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination. In addition, once licensed, CPAs are required to complete ongoing education and training to stay relevant throughout their careers.
CPAs are considered trusted advisors, and apply their expertise in a wide variety of fields including public accounting, business and industry, government, small business, and non-profits. Almost every organization is influenced by CPAs at some level.
CPAs often begin their careers in public accounting, because the field serves as the fastest and broadest exposure to a variety of businesses. Many CPAs move into corporate positions as they advance in their careers, or pursue opportunities with governmental and not-for-profit entities. Others choose academia.