Accounting is a highly competitive field. Obtaining an Accounting Certification or Professional Accounting Designation could increase ones marketability and help set individuals apart from others.
By obtaining an Accounting Designation, individuals are proving to potential and/or current employers that they have the commitment and have put forth the extra effort to succeed in one's chosen Accounting profession.
Accounting Certifications / Professional Accounting Designations
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) The CPA Certification is the most prominent professional designation for Accountants. CPA's play a vital role in any business or organization, and are highly sought-after in Public, Private and Government sectors.
Certified 401(K) Administrator 401(k) Plan Training & Certification is ideal for human resource professionals, HR department heads, and Third Party Administrators who handle the day-to-day issues and administration of 401(k) Plans.
Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS) The Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS) designation is the nation's first and only professional certification program for experienced financial planners and advisors who wish to assist families in reducing the financial impact of sending children to college.
Certified Fund Specialist® (CFS®) CFS® is fully accredited and is the oldest designation in the mutual fund industry. A Certified Fund Specialist® is able to evaluate and compare financial measurements and benchmarks when constructing a portfolio.
Certified Income Specialist™ (CIS™) The CIS™ is the oldest designation of its kind. This program, focused on retirement income, will give you the knowledge needed to create a plan designed to provide a steady stream of income to your clients on a regular basis, using conventional as well as unconventional methods.
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification is the undisputed professional credential for individuals whose primary responsibilities are focused upon internal auditing.
Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) The Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons who typically advise clients on a wide array of financial planning issues. The CFP designation signifies that an individual working in this field has attained comprehensive knowledge of the following subjects: fundamentals of personal financial planning, insurance and employment benefits, investment planning, income tax planning, planning for retirement, estate planning.
Certified Payroll Administrator Among all the internal operations of contemporary U.S. businesses, perhaps none is subject to as many governmental regulations and requirements as payroll.
Certified Payroll Manager Originally a technical skill, payroll today is a professional discipline. Now you can enhance your skills with a Certified Payroll Manager designation.
Chartered Tax Professional (CTP) After successfully completing the first two 30-hour tax courses in the CTP® certificate program, (most students finish in just 10 weeks or less) you will be qualified to prepare individual tax returns for almost all U.S. taxpayers!
Enrolled Agent Like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), Enrolled Agents may represent all taxpayers from individuals with simple tax returns to Fortune 100 tax returns. EA's face no restrictions on the types of tax matters they can handle, and the IRS offices before which they can practice.
Forensic Certified Public Accountant The Forensic Certified Public Accountant designation tells the public and the business community that the holder has met certain testing and experience guidelines and is not only a CPA, but has been certified as a forensic accountant.
Professional Bookkeeper The Professional Bookkeeper certification uniquely announces to employers and clients that you have proven your ability through training, testing, and experience to provide full bookkeeping and accounting services competently.
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