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Accounting Careers for Dummies has had the great fortune of being able to interview some of the most knowledgeable people in the accounting world. Below is a list of companies, schools, colleges, accounting associations, and agencies that have conducted interviews to date.

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Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation

The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT), acatcredentials.org, is the regulatory and certification board for the Accredited Business Accountant (ABA) Credential and provides specialized information, training and support for prospective and current ABA credential holders.

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ABV

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the regulatory and certification board for the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential and provides access to specialized information, education, tools and support for prospective and current ABV credential holders. The Institute supports those with an Accredited in Business Valuation credential to enhance the quality of valuation services CPAs provide, promote and protect member interests with regulators and other third parties, and achieve public recognition for the ABV as the preferred valuation professional. Those who have earned the ABV credential have achieved yet another level of distinction, building on the rigorous education, experience and knowledge exemplified by the CPA. ABV credential holders further differentiate themselves as professionals because they are able to go beyond providing the core service of concluding a businesses’ value to creating value for clients through the strategic application of this analysis. 

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 Personal Financial Specialist

If you’re looking to improve your career in accounting, obtaining an accounting certificate is an excellent first step. Accounting certifications can expand your accounting knowledge and increase your proficiency in a specific area of the accounting field.

Introduction to Personal Financial Specialist Certification

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Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. With nearly 60,000 members, the ACFE works to reduce business fraud world-wide and inspire public confidence in the integrity and objectivity of the fraud examination profession.

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Association of Government Accountants

The Association of Government Accountants (AGA), agacgfm.org, fosters learning, certification, leadership and collaboration for professionals and stakeholders committed to advancing accountability in government.

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Enrolled Agent

If you’re looking to improve your career in accounting, obtaining an accounting certificate is an excellent first step.  Accounting certificates can expand your accounting knowledge and increase your proficiency in a specific area of the accounting field.

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Accredited Tax Preparer

If you’re looking to improve your career in accounting, obtaining an accounting certificate is an excellent first step.  Accounting certificates can expand your accounting knowledge and increase your proficiency in a specific area of the accounting field.

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Certified Information Technology Professional

If you’re looking to improve your career in accounting, obtaining an accounting certificate is an excellent first step.  Accounting certificates can expand your accounting knowledge and increase your proficiency in a specific area of the accounting field.

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Certified Credit Executive

If you’re looking to improve your career in accounting, obtaining an accounting certificate is an excellent first step.  Accounting certificates can expand your accounting knowledge and increase your proficiency in a specific area of the accounting field.

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