Pursuing a Career as a Cpa

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Pursuing a Career as a CPA Star Keys Everest University Pursuing a Career as a CPA CPA’s are important to all businesses worldwide. A CPA is a Certified Public Accountant. Now what does that have to do with you? Well, I’m sure you have a job and if you do then it means a lot to you. Chances are an accountant makes your weekly paycheck or does your taxes each year. CPA’s are an important part of almost every business from small businesses to big corporations and all the way up to the government and FBI ("What is a CPA?", n.d.). CPA’s are important people. That’s one of the reasons I chose to pursue a CPA license. To become a CPA takes a lot of education and certain personal characteristics and the salary expectations and prospects for growth are fairly flexible. When I was a little girl, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. All I knew is I wanted to help people somehow. After becoming an adult, having a family of my own, working mediocre jobs, and learning how the world works, I finally decided that I could be very helpful to people as a CPA. In this day and age, with financial crisis and a recession going on, everyone can benefit from some help with their finances and I want to be one of the people helping with just that. My great communication skills, my ability to do exceptionally well at math, and the fact that my heart bleeds for people is why I chose to become a CPA. To become a CPA takes time and patience. The minimum education requirement to be a CPA is a four year Bachelor Degree (AICPA, 2012). Wait, that’s not all, there is still a lot of work to do. Aside from a Bachelor Degree, one also needs to complete 120 hours continuing education every three years. This ensures that every CPA is staying up to date with changes in their profession (“What is a CPA?",
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