Why Use a CPA?

Not all accountants can call themselves certified public accountants (CPAs). CPAs are relied on for their keen analytical and decision-making skills. Not only must they adhere to certain professional and technical requirements, but their clients also value their objectivity, integrity and dedication to service.   

The CPA difference

Requirements and services provided
CPA Non-CPA
Required to pass the rigorous uniform CPA examination X  
Must pass state ethics exam X  
Certified and regulated by state law X  
Maintain continuing education to remain an active CPA X  
Prepare tax returns X

X

Rated most trusted business adviser in national studies X  
Licensed to audit financial statements of entities of all sizes X  
Provide bookkeeping services X

X

Adhere to a strict code of ethics X  
Mandated to undergo intensive peer review approved by state X  
Comply with professional standards in all services provided on behalf of the public X