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Make the smart choice, become a CPA

A career as a Certified Public Accountant equates to a world of possibilities: opportunity, mobility, job security and high earnings. To be a CPA is to count yourself among one of the most highly respected and prestigious professionals, sharing company with CEOs and CFOs of major corporations, technology managers, forensic experts and more.

 

What a CPA career does for you: The perks

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Opportunity

Most desired credential
Entry-level demand

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Higher Earnings

Earn 10 to 15 percent more than entry-level accountants

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Mobility

Change industries without changing careers

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Security

Unemployment rate for CPAs is below 4 percent

The road to becoming a CPA: The requirements

EDUCATION

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150 Hours

Graduate degree; baccalaureate degree including 24/30 semester hours; or 24 semester hours of business courses

EXAM

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4 Exam Sections

Auditing and Attestation; Financial Accounting & Reporting; Regulation; Business Environment & Concepts

EXPERIENCE

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Work Experience

One year of “diversified and intensified” experience under the supervision of a CPA with an active license

NJCPA resources and support: The partner you need

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Whether you’re a college student, new graduate or CPA Candidate — or something else — we have articles, advice and tools to support you.

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ARTICLE

The 2020 AICPA CPA Exam Booklet Is Now Available

February 24, 2020 Source: AICPA
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Why Should Aspiring CPAs Join a State CPA Society?

February 20, 2020 Source: Next Stop: CPA
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Prometric's Top Tips for Exam Day

February 5, 2020 Source: Next Stop CPA
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