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Photography: CPAs have the knowledge and expertise to think about the big picture.

Accounting| The Profession

Look up! It’s a bird, it’s a plane—no, it’s a CPA!

Professional accountants may seem like superheroes with these powers that set them apart from other employees, including strategic thinking, flexibility and efficiency

CPAs bring an incredible skillset to any position they undertake. Here are just seven of the many qualities that set them apart from the crowd.

A Strong Ethical Compass

The CPA designation carries with it a reputation for upholding ethical business practices, and that is something CPAs take very seriously. As gatekeepers for businesses, it’s our duty and responsibility to make sure the work we do upholds the public good.

Unparalleled Attention to Details

CPAs are highly skilled at carefully analyzing large amounts of information and data, and we have a keen eye for errors and potential problems. It takes a certain type of mind to track details like this, and CPAs just tend to have it. It makes us an enormous asset to the companies and clients with whom we work.

Sharp Strategic Thinking

Yes, we track the details, but CPAs also have the knowledge and expertise to think about the big picture. We’re the trusted expert other senior leaders turn to when it comes to forecasting for the future, thinking about the next phase of our company’s development, or preparing for changes.

Inspired Collaboration

CPAs are team players, and are often the best collaborators in a company. We are passionate about what we do, and we know that the best results come from a team that is working towards the same goal. We need the expertise of our colleagues to do our jobs well, and that means we listen to people very well and value all members of the team.

Focused Flexibility

We embrace change. Our ability to look to the future and predict what is coming for businesses means that we know when changes are needed, and we’re experts at advising on what those changes should be.

Masterful Efficiency

Time is money—as CPAs know better than just about anyone. As such, we work diligently so that clients and companies get the most out of our time. The bottom line matters to us, and we work hard to make sure that anyone who hires us gets the maximum return on their investment.

Unquestionable Trustworthiness

We are always on the side of good business. This means that you know what you are getting when you come to a CPA for advice. We’re honest, discreet and reliable, and we take pride in learning from our mistakes. We are trusted as core members of senior leadership teams precisely because of our steadfast knowledge, skills, and expertise.