Certified Public Accountant
Regular Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s) must have completed a program of study in accounting, passed the uniform CPA examination, and have a certain amount of experience in the public accounting field.
To qualify to be a Regular Certified Public Accountant, the CPA must pass a two-day examination administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and meet state licensing requirements relating to work experience.
In addition, every year the Regular Certified Public Accountant must take classes that are approved by their state's Certified Public Accountant board. With the Enron, World Com and Global Crossing accounting nightmares, Regular Certified Public Accountants are now required to take courses dealing with the ethics of business and maintain a high ethical standard.
Regular Certified Public Accountants has a tendency to specialize. Some Regular Certified Public Accountants specialize in financial accounting, cost accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, and others in taxes.
You are going to pay more for a Regular Certified Public Accountant services than other Professional Tax Preparers services. You are not just paying for their time, you are paying for all of the time they had to spend sitting on those “hard chairs” to stay current with the latest tax information.
Just because a person is a Certified Public Accountant is not a indication that they “know” taxes. Make sure you deal with a Certified Public Accountant in which taxes is their specialty.
Regular Certified Public Accountants hourly rates are in the $100 to $175 range. Due to less overhead, CPA Moms rates are less than Regular Certified Public Accountants because they do not have offices and staff.
Why CPA Moms are different?
A Regular Certified Public Accountant must demonstrate continuous proficiency as long as they are associated with CPA Moms. They have to maintain current tax knowledge. They must attend tax classes that are approved by their state licensing board.
All our CPA Moms Certified Public Accountants know TAXES. That is the area in which CPA Moms Certified Public Accountant specialize.
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