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 At least six members of the 11-person governing board, including the managing partner, would need to be certified public accountants to comply with regulatory requirements. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 6 Nov. 2023 Some do not have certified public accountants on staff and rely instead on lawyers, offshore workers or software to crunch the numbers. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, 26 May 2023 Ernst & Young agreed to pay $100 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission and admit that some of its auditors cheated on the ethics portion of the exam required to become a certified public accountant. Elisabeth Buchwald, USA TODAY, 28 June 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of certified public accountant was in 1896

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“Certified public accountant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/certified%20public%20accountant. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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