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.

A Typical Day as a CPA
 

A Typical Day as a CPA

Posted: January 16, 2017
Spoiler alert: There is no typical day. So says Karen Koch, a CPA at WithumSmith+Brown. Read why she loves the varied nature of working at a CPA firm.

How a CPA License Works Across State Lines
 

How a CPA License Works Across State Lines

Posted: June 14, 2016
Young accountants preparing to take the CPA Exam and college accounting students looking to plot a career must answer several questions. One of the most basic, and most important, is “Where?” Where should I take the CPA Exam? Where will I work? Where should I get licensed? This Q&A will help answer those questions.

Accounting Career Guide
 

Accounting Career Guide

Posted: May 18, 2016
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
 

The CPA’s Role in Business Valuations

Posted: May 4, 2016
To determine the economic value of a business interest while performing a valuation, you can use various approaches and methodologies.


Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Pursuing the CPA
 

Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Pursuing the CPA

Posted: March 14, 2016
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
 

Five Nontraditional Jobs for Accountants

Posted: December 11, 2015
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.

Accounting Careers in Higher Education
 

Accounting Careers in Higher Education

Posted: January 23, 2015
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
 

Counting the Number of Opportunities as a Tax Accountant

Posted: December 23, 2014
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.