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.

Career Opportunities:
  • Partner at an accounting firm
  • CFO
  • CEO


The CMA credential is internationally recognized and lets employers know that you’re ready for a financial leadership position.

Career Opportunities:
  • Financial manager across any industry
  • Director of finance
  • CFO


The EA credential gives you the authority to represent clients in front of the IRS, across any state in the USA.

Career Opportunities:
  • Tax expert
  • Tax adviser
  • Tax manager


Becoming a CIA shows employers that you are a credible and trusted internal audit expert.

Career Opportunities:
  • Audit specialist
  • Operational risk consultant
  • Compliance oversight specialist


Earning the CISA credential confirms your knowledge and experience in the IS audit profession.

Career Opportunities:
  • Information technology auditor
  • Information security analyst
  • CISO


To work with securities, you must pass the SIE Exam along with another qualification exam related to your line of work.

Career Opportunities:
  • Financial adviser
  • Investment banker
  • Financial analyst

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