What CPAs Do
CPAs in Action
The roles of CPAs are as diverse and interesting as the individuals holding this designation. What you do as a CPA depends on your professional goals and areas of interest – the choice is yours!
For the fastest and broadest exposure to a variety of businesses, most CPA begin their careers in public accounting. After building a strong foundation, CPAs often move into corporate positions as they advance in their careers. Some may pursue opportunities with governmental and not-for-profit entities.
Where will you go as a CPA? Explore the possibilities…
The Academic CPAAnother dynamic avenue to consider is the academic CPA. There are several main factors that have increased the demand for CPAs at universities:
- Recent regulatory changes that have impacted the academic community.
- An increase in business program enrollments due to industry demand.
- New course offerings: Colleges and universities must now offer courses in internal auditing, enterprise risk management, forensic accounting, and ethics.
- A significant percentage of accounting professors are nearing retirement.
As a result, many universities are suffering from a shortage of professors who are CPAs. So, as in business, the demand for qualified instructors at colleges and universities nationwide has never been greater.