Every business and working individual must pay taxes. ItвЂ™s an unavoidable part of life (no matter how much you want to avoid it). Doing taxes can be a painful process for many people, especially if they are bad at keeping good records and receipts. ThatвЂ™s why many people hire a certified public accountant to handle their finances for them. Because certified public accounts make life so much easier, most businesses and employees are ready to pay them whatever amount just so they donвЂ™t have to do the taxes themselves.
How do I become a certified public account?
Accounting is a pretty low-stress job, but you have to jump through a few minor hoops before you can begin crunching numbers. Anyone can do taxes, but in order to advertise yourself as a certified public accountant (CPA), you must pass the CPA exam. In addition, most States require that you possess at least 150 semester hours before you can even take the exam.
How can certification help your career?
The two-day exam is fairly rigorous, but the Department of Labor suggests that having a CPA on your resume vastly improves your chance of employment in the field of accounting. Most any employer can benefit from having a certified public accounting on his or her payroll. And more often than not, they will pay you handsomely for your services. But the advantages donвЂ™t just stop there. Knowing how to manage finances is a great skill no matter what industry you pursue. It is especially useful should you ever decide to start your own business.