certified public accountant


Definition of certified public accountant

: an accountant who has met the requirements of a state law and has been granted a certificate

Examples of certified public accountant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Calzi got his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and went on to become a certified public accountant, working at both Ernst and Young and Andersen for nearly 40 years as an accountant and consultant. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 2 Dec. 2021 Tax returns for Mothers for Moderation were prepared by the same Jacksonville certified public accountant and on the same day as Center for Popular Progressive Values and Democracy and Florida Promise, the groups in Alexander’s name. Annie Martin, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Aug. 2021 Rubin is a licensed professional fiduciary and certified public accountant (CPA) who, according to his website, has ten years of experience and has managed complex portfolios with financial assets valued over $35 million. Ashley Cullins, Billboard, 26 July 2021 Many widows or widowers fail to use this strategy, says St. Louis certified public accountant Mike Piper, who operates the opensocialsecurity.com benefits calculator. Neal Templin, WSJ, 9 May 2021 Richard Kim immigrated from South Korea to the United States in 1970, earned a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University and became a certified public accountant. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2021 By 1983, Calkins had passed the certified public accountant exam. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 Denny, who serves as a Mayfield Village councilman, earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ohio University in Athens and became a certified public accountant. cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 The one-year program, which starts in July, is also intended to help students reach the 150-credit requirement to become a certified public accountant; most four-year undergraduate accounting-degree programs are 30 credits short of this goal. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, 3 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of certified public accountant

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Certified public accountant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/certified%20public%20accountant. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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