How Can I Become a Public Accountant?

To become a public accountant, you must meet specific qualifications for your employer and the type of accounting job you want to fill. An associate’s degree in accounting is sufficient for most entry-level public accounting positions. However, if you want to obtain your certified public accountant (CPA) designation, then you need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting in addition to passing the multi-part CPA exam to earn your state certification. The exam covers topics like audit and attestation, financial accounting and reporting, regulation, and business environment and concepts.

What is the ZipRecruiter Compensation Estimate?

To help candidates find their perfect job at their desired pay rate, ZipRecruiter estimates the compensation range for job listings where the employer does not state a pay range.

ZipRecruiter Compensation Estimates are not verified by the employer posting the job, and the actual compensation range for an advertised position may vary, perhaps considerably, from the estimated range.

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