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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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Modem audits require input from and participation by many different types of professionals in addition to CPA auditors.
"You can't meet clients' needs with one hand tied behind your back," Williamson said, referring to the complex maze of regulations with which CPAs must cope to serve clients in more than one state.
One of the most often-cited reasons that CPAs have not previously entered into PFP is a lack of technical skills and training.
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.
They also hoped that CPA graduates would vocalize their experiences and share the knowledge they gained with others in the community.
A CPA specializing in medical practices -- or at least having plenty of experience -- can better understand, anticipate and respond to your major business concerns.
Whichever camp you're in, the inevitable and probably most important question is: How will changes in the structure of CPA firms affect auditor independence?
Miller, CPA, founding and managing shareholder of Miller Grossbard in Houston, says his 24-person, 14-partner firm started offering HR consulting and CFO executive search and placement after a client asked for help recruiting a CFO.
The SEC believes a CPA's involvement in the selection, retention, management or reporting on the performance of a client's investment managers also creates a presumption of reliance by the client, leading to the classification of these activities as investment advice.
CPA programs should cover diverse police topics, and agencies should provide a basic overview of each subject.
Anyone inappropriately using the CPA designation should consider the stakeholders affected by that decision.
Similarly, the neutral CPA should produce scenarios and ranges rather than a single number.