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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How to Become a CPA Education Internship CPA Exam CPA Certification Continuing your Education Education double click to change this title text! In order to become an accountant, you must have a four-year bachelor's degree in accounting. By doing so, not only will you receive more job opportunities, but are also more likely to earn twice the salary of a personwith an associate degree. 1. 2. Internship Perhaps the most important step of achieving a job in the field of accounting is attaining an internship. Often times,employers rate experience as the most important qualityan individual can possess. Although grades are important, internships remain far more significant as employers recognize that with an internship, you have developed skills and experience working in a business environment. CPA Exam To earn their CPA, accountants must pass the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination while meeting state or jurisdiction-specific education and experience requirements. The CPA Exam consists of fourparts: (1:FAR) Financial, (2:AUD) Auditing, (3:REG) Regulation, and (4:BEC) Business. CPA Salary vs. Non CPA CPAs earn 5-15% more than their non-credentialed counterparts. 3. CPA Licencse 4. 5. Continuing Education After completing the CPA exam, Certified Public Accountants must maintainrequirements set by the licensing state board of accountancy to keep their license. State Licensing boards often demand that CPAs preserveand further advance their skills through CPE courses. 2014 Pass Rates (AUD) (BEC) (FAR) (REG) 46.35% 55.46% 47.60% 49.41% References: Accounting Internships -Your Accounting Internship Guide | CPA Insider. (2012, August 15). Retrieved March 9, 2015, from, H. (n.d.). Accounting Degrees | AccountingCoach. Retrieved March 9, 2015, from a CPA. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2015, from\CPA Exam Content. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2015, from a License. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2015, from Rates. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2015, from You Can Earn As a CPA. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2015, from
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