While most people use the terms accountant and CPA interchangeably, there are several major differences. The CPA credential carries enormous weight in business and financial circles. CPAs are considered some of businesses’ most trusted advisers offering a large variety of services.
CPAs Have High Qualifications:
- Complete 80 hours of continuing education every two years
- Passed a rigorous 16-hour CPA exam
- Abide by a code of ethics
- Arizona regulates CPAs and the use of the CPA designation.