In the midst of handling our everyday tasks, we all face moments when important financial and tax questions arise: Should we start a college fund? What strategies should I be thinking about to make my business more profitable? Should I hire more staff? How can I plan for my family to be financially healthy now and in the years ahead?
At pivotal moments like these, the right advice is essential. And no matter what the state of the economy, it’s important to create and follow financial management and tax planning strategies that focus on your needs today, while keeping a clear eye on the future.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) can help you prepare for the road ahead. CPAs bring an unmatched level of knowledge, experience and education to the process of planning, managing and building your personal or business finances.
As trusted financial advisors, CPAs’ qualifications are extensive. To earn the CPA credential, a person must:
- Graduate from college, often with 150 semester hours and a Master’s in Finance or Accounting
- Pass the demanding CPA exam
- Be licensed by a state to practice
- Commit to strict CPA ethical standards
- Obtain 120 hours of continuing professional education every three years