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What is a CPA?

A CPA, or Certified Public Accountant, is a professional accountant who has passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and met all other state education and experience requirements to obtain this certification in the United States. CPAs offer financial statement audits and other attestation services to help businesses comply with laws and regulations.

CPAs can also provide services such as tax preparation and planning, financial planning, and consulting on a variety of business matters. A CPA's rigorous training and adherence to a professional code of ethics generally provide clients with a high level of confidence in their financial statements and business advice. In a startup, a CPA can be an invaluable resource in navigating the financial and tax complexities of growing a new business.

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