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.
The CMA credential is internationally recognized and lets employers know that you’re ready for a financial leadership position.
The EA credential gives you the authority to represent clients in front of the IRS, across any state in the USA.
Becoming a CIA shows employers that you are a credible and trusted internal audit expert.
Earning the CISA credential confirms your knowledge and experience in the IS audit profession.
To work with securities, you must pass the SIE Exam along with another qualification exam related to your line of work.
Partner at an accounting firm
Financial manager across any industry
Director of finance
Operational risk consultant
Compliance oversight specialist
Information technology auditor
Information security analyst
With Surgent’s proprietary adaptive learning software, exam candidates pass faster — and on the first try.
Featured blog posts
Stay in the loop
Sign up today for can’t-miss industry updates, exam changes, and exclusive study tips from our expert blog.