A CPA is different from an accountant who is not a CPA is many important respects:
- – Higher level of knowledge and experience with serving clients
- – Greater experience with issues involving independence & objectivity
- – Deeper understanding of matters which are not traditionally in the domain of accounting, such as personal financial planning & information technology consulting, but which are related to accounting and serving clients
- – Credentials
- – More experience working with other professionals such as attorneys, brokers, agents, etc.
- – Knowledgeable
- – Experienced
- – Solid decision-making skills
- – Up-to-date and forward-looking
- – Objective and balanced
- – Creative
To select the right tax, accounting, or personal financial adviser for your needs consider the following list of questions:
- – Is the individual a Certified Public Accountant?
- – If so, is the CPA licensed in your state? (In New Jersey, call the New Jersey Board of Accountancy at (973) 504-6380 to confirm the CPAs licensee status.)
- – To what professional organizations does the CPA belong? To what extent is he or she an active member?
- – Is the CPAs’ personality and expertise compatible with your needs?
The CPA plays an important role in business and the economy. Possessing technical knowledge and skills, the CPA is trained to apply sound judgment in business situations, helping people and organizations evaluate the use of economic resources. Today’s CPA provides a wide range of services to various sectors including, but not limited to, the business and corporate industry and government and nonprofit organizations, playing many roles such as:
- – Auditor
- – Educators
- – Management Consultants
- – Personal Financial Planner
- – Tax Advisor
- – Technology Consultant
Ease of communication is a top service priority. Day-to-day production communication is handled via email, phone, Skype, web meeting