What Is the Difference Between a Public Accountant, Private Accountant, and CPA?
A public accountant works with a wide range of clients in various industries, while a private accountant typically works within a single industry, often as a direct employee of a company. A CPA is a certified public accountant who has met additional qualifications and completed extra training in the field and takes on more complex responsibilities. As a private accountant, your duties revolve around accounting transactions, such as accounts payable and bookkeeping. As a public accountant, you must understand and analyze accounting systems according to finance industry standards and provide complex financial services to your clients.
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