What’s the Difference Between a “Certified Public Accountant” and a “Public Accountant?”

Anyone can be an accountant—certified or public—but the qualifications, education, and scope of work is drastically different between the two. Public accountants If someone is good with numbers, can run QuickBooks or other bookkeeping software, or enjoys accounting in general, they can be an accountant. Public accountants, or people who work in the “accounting department” … Continue reading


Check it out! The CSCPA has recently launched a new Web site just for students, Want2bCPA.org. The Web site contains a plethora of information for students contemplating a career in accounting and those who have already made that declaration. The key navigation areas are: What is Accounting, How Do I Get Started, What’s Required to … Continue reading