Accounting and finance professionals seek certifications to increase career opportunities and boost earning potential. Take a look at some of the most sought-after certifications and the exam prep that can get you to the finish line.
Accounting and finance certifications
Certified Public Accountant is the platinum designation in accounting.
Certified Management Accountant is the leading certification for accounting and financial management professionals
Enrolled Agent is the highest credential in the tax preparer industry.
Certified Internal Auditor is the only globally recognized internal auditor certification.
The preferred certification for information systems auditing, control and security professionals
The introductory-level exam to enter the financial services industry for a FINRA-registered firm.
Why should I earn it?
CPA license shows your employer that you can understand and apply a broad scope of accounting topics.
- Partner at an accounting firm
The CMA credential is internationally recognized and lets employers know that you’re ready for a financial leadership position.
- Financial manager across any industry
- Director of finance
The EA credential gives you the authority to represent clients in front of the IRS, across any state in the USA.
- Tax expert
- Tax adviser
- Tax manager
Becoming a CIA shows employers that you are a credible and trusted internal audit expert.
- Audit specialist
- Operational risk consultant
- Compliance oversight specialist
Earning the CISA credential confirms your knowledge and experience in the IS audit profession.
- Information technology auditor
- Information security analyst
To work with securities, you must pass the SIE Exam along with another qualification exam related to your line of work.
- Financial adviser
- Investment banker
- Financial analyst
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