What Is a Certified Public Accountant?

Certified public accountants at work

For many private citizens and small business owners, filing taxes can be a daunting task. Tax preparation can be stressful, and few people have a complete understanding of up-to-date tax law. Tax professionals can be very helpful for people who want to be sure that their taxes are handled properly and they aren’t paying more than necessary. If you want the confidence of knowing that a professional is on your side, a certified public accountant (CPA) can help. In today’s blog post, LongSchaefer will explain the details about certified public accountants. 

What Is a Certified Public Accountant?

A certified public accountant is an accounting professional who has fulfilled their education and experience requirements and passed the CPA exam. Certified public accountants serve their clients in many different capacities. Some CPAs work in auditing and financial analysis, some work as forensic accountants, while others work in tax consulting. However, for the average private citizen or small business, CPAs are most commonly employed when it comes to tax preparation and services. 

What Does a CPA Do?

As noted, CPAs work in a variety of different tax fields. Tax service is one of the most popular career paths for certified public accountants. For CPAs in that career path, they will often work with private citizens and businesses to help handle their taxes. This may include providing financial advice, filing taxes, managing payroll, and representing their clients during an IRS audit. CPAs provide valuable advice and professional guidance that can save individuals and businesses substantial amounts of money.

Why Are CPAs Important?

For the average citizen, filing taxes can be difficult and stressful. Certified public accountants make it less stressful and ensure compliance with the law. When you use a CPA for tax preparation, you can be sure that your taxes are filed properly and you are getting the largest possible tax deduction.

Contact LongSchaefer for More Information

If you are looking for professional tax services, LongSchaefer can help. For more information on how we can help, give us a call at (513) 245-0300 or contact us online today.

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