Why Become a CPA
If your idea of a Certified Public Accountant involves sitting in a back room with ledgers and spreadsheets, think again. CPAs can be CEOs, COOs, CFOs, internal auditors, mayors of cities, tax professionals, college professors, state auditors, business owners, shareholders, entrepreneurs, and FBI agents. They are management consultants, information technology gurus, and investment and financial planning experts.
They evaluate businesses, serve as expert witnesses, uncover fraud, and teach. They work in and with Fortune 500 companies, Mom-and-Pop businesses, nonprofits, government, and schools. They are Certified Public Accountants. In every segment of business, government, and education, CPAs are an important ingredient for success.
In business, hiring a CPA adds a resource with in-depth knowledge of business management. A CPA helps write business plans; evaluate the worth of an organization; secure financing; assess benefits and compensation plans; accumulate, analyze, and report on financial and operational information; develop personal financial and long-term investment plans; represent companies before the Internal Revenue Service; and much, much more.
The CPA profession enables many to create the working environment of their dreams because they know and can speak the language of business: Accounting.