Accounting Influencers Roundtable


The Key Differences Between CPAs & Accountants

Insights in Accounting Podcast with key differences between CPAs and accountants from the perspective of the client and the professional bodies.

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Episode 6. In today’s interview, “The Key Differences Between CPAs & Accountants.”

Key takeaways from this episode include:

❊ why so many people wrongly call the ‘accounting profession’ the ‘accounting industry’

❊ whether clients should care about hiring a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) instead of an accountant or vice versa

❊ what a CPA is allowed and qualified to do that a standard accountant isn’t

❊ why a software-certified professional (Xero, Quickbooks etc) is NOT an accounting professional

❊ why all CPAs are accountants but not all accountants are CPAs

❊ where a business client might hire an accountant over a CPA

❊ three things a business owner should consider in addressing the CPA vz accountant dilemma

❊ how UK qualifications differ in accountancy to the US and other countries

❊ shout out to IACPA, CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW and other professional bodies

❊ the need for accountants themselves to maintain professional standards and stick up for their hard-earned qualifications

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