Why Hire a CPA?

The CPA (Certified Public Accountant) designation is one of the most widely recognized and highly trusted professional designations in the business world.  CPAs are distinguished from other finance professionals, bookkeepers, and accountants by stringent qualification and licensing requirements.

CPAs must pass a comprehensive four-part exam covering accounting practices and theory, taxes, commercial law, and auditing.  Once licensed, CPAs are required to obtain 40 hours of continuing education each year.  CPAs are also governed by a professional code of conduct and are self-regulated through the peer review program.

CPAs are no longer just number crunchers and tax preparers, they are business and financial strategists who help chart the paths of businesses and individuals.

CPAs act as advisers to individuals, businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies on a wide range of financial matters.  Today, many individuals and businesses turn to CPAs for help with tax preparation, personal financial planning, secure financing, starting a business, auditing services, and advice on developing effective accounting systems.