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Are their any other tests besides the cpa for an accounting major?

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Thank you comment icon There are other types of accounting, try financial planning and also look up financial assessments and other types internationally like there is a test of Canada.https://www.testprepreview.com/cfp_test_breakdown.htm and also http://fpacert.afponline.org/ and http://www.americanpayroll.org/certification/certification-cppinfo/ keyona

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Evelyn’s Answer

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For a practicing accountant, the CPA is one of the best indicators of competency and licensure. Other fields include auditing. A Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Security Auditor - CISA is a field that many with finance and accounting backgrounds migrate to in their careers.

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Geoffrey’s Answer

Ayomide, you can also look at attaining other certifications to broaden your qualifications e.g.Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification


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Kellie (Kinsella)’s Answer

These are all great responses, just wanted to add one more that there is also the CFE - Certified Fraud Examiner that you can also obtain. Good luck!
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Rose’s Answer

There are many, many certifications available. They have varying degrees of difficulty and recognition. CIAs and CMAs are highly respected, and CPAs are a license to practice, backed by the state board of accountancy. As you decide to specialize, you may decide to get one or more certifications. For instance, I have a CPA license, but earned an FP&A certification as well.


Employers often pay for application and exam fees, in addition to exam prep courses, which can be quite expensive. Employers may also pay for renewals, professional association memberships, and continuing education courses.

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Kendall’s Answer

These are all great suggestions. Additional exams outside of the CPA for an accounting major would depend on the direction of your career. Additional exams that could be considered are the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) or Certified Financial Forensics (CFF).

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