what does a CPA do?
What does a CPA, Certified Public Accountant, do?
CPAs or Certified Public Accountants work closely with the tax department to ensure performance of tax planning, client interaction and special projects.
Research and resolve tax and accounting issues.
Review completed tax forms and provide recommendations when applicable.
Collaborate with staff on income tax preparation and planning.
Represent clients with IRS and other audits.
Cultivate and grow relationships with clients through regular communication and extraordinary service.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required, Master's preferred
CPA certification required
Experience in public accounting
Comprehensive tax knowledge at the local, state and federal levels
Strong knowledge of Accounting software such as QuickBooks
Committed to providing exceptional customer service to clients
Able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
National Average Salary
The average salary for a CPA is $85,304 per year in the United States in 2019.
*Our salary estimates are based data collected anonymously and varies greatly by experience, location, industry and other factors. These estimates should only be used as a guideline and only given to the for the purpose of general comparison only.
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