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Articles on Accounting Certification Programs, the CPA, and Continuing Education Programs:
CHFP

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. 

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Accreditation in Business Valuation®

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 the Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV) Certification

The Accreditation in Business Valuation® (ABV) program is designed for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) who provide business valuation services. Business valuations services assist in quantifying the value of assets, liabilities, or equity in situations including, but not limited to

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Accountant

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 Certified Public Accountant Certification

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a designation granted by individual state boards but regulated, to an extent, by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). This prestigious title can open the door to employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors, with CPAs able to operate in virtually any area of financing. A CPA’s main function is to provide assurance services, also known as financial audit services. This entails confirming the fairness and accuracy of disclosures and making sure clients’ financial statements adhere to generally accepted accounting principles.

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Forensic

Certified Forensic Consultant, CFC Certification

 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.

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Divorce

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 Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™) Certification 

A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) is an individual, generally with a strong accounting, financial planning, or legal background, who has been specially trained to provide expertise on the financial aspects of divorce. As more and more couples look outside the legal system to help them with their divorces — mainly because of the high cost of legal and other professional fees — CDFAs are becoming increasingly instrumental participants in the divorce process. They help their clients (and their clients’ attorneys) navigate important financial matters, such as settlement negotiations, retirement pensions, and child support.

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Business Manager

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 Certified Business Manager Certification

Certified Business Manager (CBM) is a masters-level certification based on the MBA curriculum. The certification isn’t as comprehensive as an MBA program, but more general in nature and provides a basic understanding of business administrative topics. Also, the certification costs less than $2,000 to complete, while an MBA program can cost upwards to $30,000. This certification is an excellent introduction to business administration and can help you decide whether business administration is a long term career goal you might be interested in pursuing. The Certified Business Manager Exam, coupled with a rigorous continuing education program, is at the heart of CBM certification.

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Professional

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.

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Becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) has many benefits. For starters, this credential is required to become a partner at a CPA firm, to start your own firm, or to become an internal auditor. Next, it’s illegal to use the CPA designation if you haven’t passed the CPA exam and paid for (and received) your license. Finally, without the CPA credential, advancement opportunities are limited. As an accountant, you’ll be limited to entry to mid-level positions. In many cases, you’ll have to work under the supervision of a CPA.  

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Discussing the Benefits of a Masters Degree in Accounting

The more education you have as an accountant, the better paid you’re likely to be. An accountant with a master’s degree and several years of experience can end up working in management or some other high-level position. These positions usually fetch six-figure salaries, plus benefits.

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CPA Continuing Education: What are the Requirements to Maintain your CPA? 

Your CPA license must be renewed every two to three years, depending on which state you’re licensed in. No matter what state issues a CPA license, continuing education is required to maintain it.

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