What Is a CPA and How Can One Help Me?


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If you think all accountants and other business advisors are alike, think again. Those who are able to call themselves certified public accountants (CPAs) have met stringent education and experience requirements, must perform their work in accordance with high-quality technical and professional standards, and must adhere to a strict code of professional ethics. Individuals have worked hard to obtain the CPA designation, and they are committed to working even harder to deliver the value that it conveys.

Integrity. Objectivity. Independence.

CPAs bring new and diverse value to clients. 

As advisors to businesses and individuals, CPAs provide the technical expertise, innovative thinking and personal service that help organizations thrive and enable families and individuals to achieve financial security

The type and range of services offered by a particular CPA firm will depend on the skill, interest and experience mix of the partners and staff. Services include, but are not limited to:

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assurance Assurance Services information_technology Information Technology
bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Insolvency divorce Divorce Settlements
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