Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) act as advisers to individuals, businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations and government agencies on a wide range of financial matters. Today, many individuals and businesses turn to CPAs for help with tax preparation, personal financial planning, auditing services and advice on developing effective accounting systems.
What can a CPA do for you?
CPAs are no longer just number crunchers and tax preparers, we are business and financial strategists who help chart the paths of businesses and individuals. Businesses are tapping CPAs to not only manage finances and taxes, but also to determine profitable new product lines, help diversify investments, and provide a variety of other consulting and business services. Individuals turn to their CPAs for tax and financial planning services, investment advice, estate planning, and more.
What can a CPA do for your business?
As a small-business owner or manager, you have many responsibilities to ensure that your business is profitable and successful. But you don't have to go it alone. That's where a Certified Public Accountant can be an essential partner. A CPA can help you establish effective business operations and plan for profitability. In addition, a CPA can assist you in setting short- and long-term strategies tailored to your business.
The trust small businesses place in CPAs is substantiated by stringent educational and professional requirements. CPAs complete more than 150 hours of intense training and a rigorous examination. We must adhere to strict state licensing guidelines that distinguish us from other accountants. As members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) we also must abide by a code of professional ethics as well as undergo peer reviews that assure our work meets the highest professional standards.
A CPA's broad business knowledge and financial expertise make us valuable, trusted advisers for financial and tax planning, business valuation, accounting services and setting and meeting your business-growth goals. A CPA is one asset you can't afford to do without as you plan, run and grow your small business.