What is the official term for a degree-holding accountant?


What is the official term for a degree-holding accountant?

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The official term for a degree-holding accountant is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). This is the title the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) gives individuals who meet the educational requirements, pass the examination and get certified to become accountants. The CPA validates individuals' expertise in accounting and proves they have acquired the skills and knowledge needed to practice and implement their theories in real-life situations.

Most accountants have a bachelor' s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field. They also must have a minimum of two years of experience in public accounting and pass the exam in order to become certified. CPAs are eligible to work both in public and private companies, and they have different career opportunities. They may specialize in various fields like forensic accounting, auditing, managerial accounting and even more sectors that allow them to advance in corporate positions and become leaders in their companies. Depending on the career path they follow, accountants may have very competitive wages and advancement opportunities that boost their careers.

For more information about accountants, check out this article: Advancement Opportunities for Accountants

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