Professional qualifications are very important in the US. We know that CPA is the most recognized one in the accounting industry.
The acronym CPA stands for Certified Public Accountant. In the US for you to become a CPA, you need to have proven experience, graduate level education from a University, and pass the CPA exam which tests Financial Reporting, Taxation, Auditing, and Business Concepts.
CPAs are fiduciary professionals who hold public faith, that is, they are the professionals allowed to prepare, review and audit financial statements. Only a CPA can certify that a company's financial statements follow US accounting standards.
CPAs are accounting professionals with tested knowledge and experience, and can be a Trusted Advisor for you or for your business.