All about Certified Public Accountants

What it takes to be a CPA

  • Must have taken and passed the CPA exam.
  • Must have also passed the ethics exam offered by the state.
  • Have at least one year of experiance of direct supervision of a CPA.
  • A Bachelor's degree with at least 150 credit hours.
  • Have a number of credit hours in accounting and business related courses.

Duties of an Accountant

  • They are responsible to keep accurate financial records.
  • Business Orgainization.
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Tax Planning

Examples of Public Accounting Firms

  • Delloite
  • Grant Thornton
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG

The Difference between Private and Public Accountants

Private Accountants work for only one business.

Public Accountants work with many different businesses.

Private Accounting careers

  • Interal auditing
  • Buget Consolidation
  • Tax Accounting
  • Cost Accounting

My Personal Reaction

It would be nice to see what a Public accountant does each day. But it also would seem overwhelming to me and very time consuming. Being a Public accountant is probably not for me.