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.

Accounting Career Guide

Posted: May 18, 2016
Accounting Career Guide  Teens can explore the benefits of a career in accounting and the multiple possibilities that earning a CPA license offers.

The CPA’s Role in Business Valuations

Posted: May 4, 2016
The CPA’s Role in Business Valuations To determine the economic value of a business interest while performing a valuation, you can use various approaches and methodologies.

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.