T here are a many accounting certifications that finance professionals can use to enhance their careers with each designation being slightly different. Depending on your career focus, some accounting certifications may be a better fit than others, and in some cases, having more than one credential could be beneficial.
The Certified Public Accountant credential is the oldest and most respected accounting designation in the profession and is a designation awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). CPAs are financial advisors who help individuals and business to plan and reach their financial goals. CPAs are:
It’s important to note that all CPAs are accountants, but not all accountants are CPAs.