Did you know that anyone can call themselves an "accountant"? Surprising right! Just being called an accountant does not necessarily mean that one is properly qualified, offering the right financial advice and right service. If something does go wrong who do you complain to...?
Using the services of a Certified Public Accountant can be invaluable. In order to make the right financial decisions, you need the right financial advice. A Certified Public Accountant has the experience and expertise to help.
Certified Public Accountants are:
- Professionally qualified
- Required to undertake continuous professional development (CPE) to keep up to date
- Bound by a code of ethics to adhere to the highest professional standards administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Certified Public Accountants' who work in a practice and offer services to the public are generally:
- Monitored by quality reviews of their professional practices.
- Required to have professional indemnity insurance in place.
- Required to have a complaints procedure in place.
- Required to hold a practicing certificate.
- Subject to disciplinary procedures by their membership body (AICPA).
This combination of the right training, experience and being bound by a code of ethics is critical to the high standards CPA's offer their clients to manage their finances effectively.
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