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.

 Is a Forensic Accounting Career for You?
 

Is a Forensic Accounting Career for You?

Posted: March 31, 2015
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.

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.