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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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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 Public Accountant

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is an accounting professional who has been licensed by his or her state of residence to practice public accounting. To become certified, CPAs must first pass the Uniform CPA Examination, which is administered by each state’s board of accountancy. Each year, over 100,000 candidates take the test, which is prepared and graded by the Board of Examiners of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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Over the years, regulatory organizations have been formed to ensure that accounting institutions are held to the same high standards as other professional organizations. These regulatory groups consist of either government or nongovernment agencies whose primary function is to define and enforce guidelines that are then applied to various facets of the accounting profession.

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North Dakota

Examining Accounting Careers in North Dakota

The North Dakota accounting industry has been hit hard by the recession. In just three short years, the number of accountants decreased from fewer than 3,000 to less than 2,500. The good news is that the average salary has increased, and not just by a few dollars. In 2006, the average salary for accountants was a little over $43,000. In 2009, it was over $50,000.

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