Profession Articles


  • Digging through the details

    Become an accounting detective by specializing in audit

    If there’s one thing companies have learned the hard way during the most recent financial crisis, it’s that they need to know exactly how, when and where they are spending... Read >

  • Is it worth it?

    The business valuation credential certainly is

    Imagine you’re a company that’s about to buy another company. You think they’re worth $100 million. They think they’re worth $150 million. Who’s right? No pressure. Only $50 million on... Read >

  • Saving humans from financial disaster

    Come to the rescue as a Personal Financial Specialist

    If you want to be a personal financial planner, set your sights on the most impressive acronym of them all: PFS. There are a lot of other financial planning certifications... Read >

  • Order in the court

    Rise above the law with a Certification in Financial Forensics

    If you’ve always wanted to work alongside Judge Judy, here’s your chance. Whether they’re actually in the courtroom or not (and they often are), forensic accountants are the CPAs who... Read >

  • Download knowledge that’s in demand

    Become a CITP: Certified Information Technology Professional

    If you want to be mega popular in the accounting world, become a CPA, CITP. The CITP—Certified Information Technology Professional—is beloved by employers because it means you’ve got the tech... Read >

  • Stay in school

    Use your CPA license to give back in education

    Practicing CPAs will tell you that one of the things they love about accounting is that it’s always changing and evolving. Which also makes it a great field for educators.... Read >

  • The most stereotyped specialization out there

    Why you should take a closer look at tax

    It’s no secret that some people go out of their way to avoid a career in tax. That shouldn’t come as a complete surprise, since most college and CPA training... Read >

  • CPA: three life-altering letters

    How the CPA license puts you on a different career path

    As an accounting student, you might be wondering if you need to spend the extra time and effort to get your CPA license. “Can’t I make a decent living as... Read >

  • Most important job ever?

    Why the world would implode without CPAs

    The world of business is getting more and more complicated: globalization, advancing technology, increased competition, new laws and regulations. Somebody has to sort it all out, and CPAs are the... Read >

  • So, you want to be your own boss?

    Get yourself ready to be a self-employed CPA

    You don’t want to work for The Man. You want to be The Man. Okay, great. The good news is that CPAs have skills they can sell to individuals and... Read >

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