The CPA Career Path

The CPA - Certified Public Accountant - career path is a rewarding one. The CPA credential equates to a world of possibilities. Today's CPAs are the CEOs and CFOs of major corporations, technology managers, forensic experts and much more.

The CPA’s Role in Accounting Policy

Posted: April 26, 2016
The CPA’s Role in Accounting Policy Here is an English-major-turned-accountant's take on how to be a successful accounting policy manager.

Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Pursuing the CPA

Posted: March 14, 2016
Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Pursuing the CPA Being a CPA can result in superior financial rewards. Current estimates are that CPAs earn 15 percent more per year compared to non-CPA accountants, which, over the course of a 40-year career, can add up to more than $1 million in additional income.

Five Nontraditional Jobs for Accountants

Posted: December 11, 2015
 Five Nontraditional Jobs for Accountants While a career in accounting can be the perfect path for some, it isn’t unusual for professionals to explore different paths. Here are five examples of nontraditional careers for accountants looking for a change.

Is a Forensic Accounting Career for You?

Posted: March 31, 2015
 Is a Forensic Accounting Career for You? One less-discussed accounting career path that offers a dynamic environment in which to work where every day is different than the next is fraud and forensic accounting.

Internal Audit Careers for Young Professionals

Posted: March 6, 2015
Internal Audit Careers for Young Professionals The job responsibilities in internal audit vary depending on the type of company; however, audit engagements require employees to have similar skill sets. One of the challenging aspects of being an internal auditor is to trust a company and its employees and, at the same time, verify the work of management.

Accounting Careers in IT Assurance

Posted: February 23, 2015
Accounting Careers in IT Assurance As an accounting professional, there are a number of opportunities to develop a career outside of the typical audit and tax stereotypes. One such area is information technology (IT) audit.

Working in Corporate Accounting

Posted: February 4, 2015
Working in Corporate Accounting Working in corporate and general accounting often has a different atmosphere than working in public accounting, academia or government. Here's an overview of what a typical day might be like for a corporate or industry accountant.

Accounting Careers in Higher Education

Posted: January 23, 2015
Accounting Careers in Higher Education A frequently overlooked accounting career path is higher education. Many accounting professors are CPAs who have chosen to pursue a fulfilling career of teaching instead of practicing.

Counting the Number of Opportunities as a Tax Accountant

Posted: December 23, 2014
Counting the Number of Opportunities as a Tax Accountant As a student, how do you exactly know which branch of accounting is your ideal career path? You’ve spent numerous years learning various topics in accounting, but how does that translate into working in those fields? NJCPA student member Shakor Jukes takes a look at the role of the Tax Accountant.

A Day in the Life of an Audit Professional

Posted: December 3, 2014
A Day in the Life of an Audit Professional How do you know if you are a good fit for auditing? Get an inside glimpse into the life of an auditor from NJCPA member Marilyn Carnevale, CPA.