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Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified public accountants (CPAs) handle important financial documents for companies and individuals. They ensure compliance with federal requirements and regulations and monitor the client's financial status.

A typical day in the life of a CPA might include:

  • Auditing accounts for errors, overspending, or fraud
  • Maintaining essential financial records
  • Preparing tax returns and making sure the appropriate taxes are paid in a timely manner
  • Meeting with upper management to present financial reports and offer advice on the potential outcome of financial decisions.

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Houston, TX
$76,000
Los Angeles, CA
$71,000
Charlotte, NC
$70,000
Dallas, TX
$69,000
Chicago, IL
$67,000
Birmingham, AL
$66,000
Atlanta, GA
$65,000
Miami, FL
$65,000
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A typical day in the life of a CPA might include:

  • Auditing accounts for errors, overspending, or fraud
  • Maintaining essential financial records
  • Preparing tax returns and making sure the appropriate taxes are paid in a timely manner
  • Meeting with upper management to present financial reports and offer advice on the potential outcome of financial decisions.