CPA Accountant

A CPA Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, is a accountant who is licensed by a state border of accountancy. They are required to passes a Uniform CPA Exam set by the American Institute of Certifies Public Accountants (AICPA). This exam is later administrated by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). They prepare financial reports, make sure that taxes are filled correctly, and oversee andy financial records.

Education Required

The requirements to be a CPA is to complete 150 semester hours of college education, a Bachelors Degree or higher, 24 semester hours of working in a business, and a specified number of accounting and business courses.

Outlook for the Future

The outlook for an accountant is predicted to grow 22% over the next 5 years. However, CPA candidates with 3 to  years of experience will have a better chance of find a job. It would also be recommendable to get at least a Master's Degree in Accounting and get a CPA license or an MBA with a concentration in Accounting.


A CPA accountant can earn an average of $58,666 annually. They can also get a bonus of up to $10,205, a profit sharing of $973 to $9,771, and a commission up to $19,000. In a total from $40,971 to $102,740.

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