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CPA

An abbreviation for certified public accountant. A CPA is a trained accountant who has been examined and licensed by the state. He or she is permitted to perform all the tasks of an ordinary accountant in addition to examining the books and records of various business organizations, such as corporations.

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Each CPA who participates in the program is trained on four critical message quadrants: financial literacy, recruitment, small business success and restoring confidence in the profession.
As a long-time AICPA and Alabama Society of CPAs volunteer over a 30-year career with his firm, Williamson believes the profession's primary purpose is to protect the public interest.
On the Web site, young CPAs can find tools and resources to help them map out their skill development needs, get networking and work/life balance advice and learn about CPE options.
IA-1092, the SEC put forth three tests under which a CPA could lose the exclusion.
2) give CPA students the information they need to better evaluate media reports about police performance; and
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In a divorce, each side traditionally hires a CPA to determine how to separate the couple's finances.
Making arrangements in advance with another CPA to take over the divested clients is clearly the best approach.
Members of a law enforcement agency seeking to initiate a successful CPA program must obtain the support of their administration.
If you suspect an employee may be inadvertently or deliberately using the CPA designation improperly, your company may be vulnerable to repercussions.
Cut-Off Reports: For payable invoices, receivable invoices, checks and cash receipts, these simple reports allow the CPA to see at-a-glance payments made or received outside the audit period for invoices inside the period.
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