certified public accountant

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certified public accountant

n. Abbr. CPA
A public accountant who has been certified by a state examining board as having met the state's legal requirements.

certified public accountant

n
(Accounting & Book-keeping) (in the US) a public accountant certified to have met state legal requirements. Compare certified accountant

cer′tified pub′lic account′ant


n.
an accountant certified by a state examining board as having fulfilled the requirements of state law to be a public accountant. Abbr.: CPA, C.P.A.
[1910–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.certified public accountant - an accountant who has passed certain examinations and met all other statutory and licensing requirements of a United States state to be certified by that state; "in addition to accounting and auditing, CPAs also prepare tax returns for individuals and corporations"
accountant, comptroller, controller - someone who maintains and audits business accounts
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certified public accountant

n (Am) → commercialista m/f
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Harwood, also a certified public accountant, brings to the position expertise and a proven track record as a senior real estate and corporate executive spanning over 25 years.
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In his opening remarks, Congress Chairman Joseph Edmund Sterrett, CPA, president of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, referred to a problem still plaguing CPAs today when he said, "The public accountant as a sort of detective, whose chief service is to show how a thief tapped the till, is a conception of our worth that is altogether inadequate.
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