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Equivalent internal designation to CPA

The certification of being a CPA means that they have been tested and met certain industry criteria (education and experience) to qualify as "experts" in the field of accounting. But, the CPA designation is primarily used to verify the accounting records for external parties. What would be the equivalent internal designation and what is their criteria to become certified?

Are their other highly respected designations that someone in the field of accounting can obtain? What are they and what are their functions?

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Persons planning a career in accounting should have an aptitude for mathematics and be able to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures quickly. They must be able to clearly communicate the results of their work to clients and managers both verbally and in writing. Accountants and auditors must be good at working with people, as well as with business systems and computers. At a minimum, accountants should be familiar with basic accounting software packages. Because financial decisions are made on the basis of their statements and services, accountants and auditors should have high standards ...

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The equivalent internal designation to CPA is examined.