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Leveraging Public Accounting Practice for a Lucrative Career in Managerial Accounting

This is a guest post by Sunil an Accounting teacher, CPA exam and career coach, and the Author of the CPA Requirements blog.  This article provides a different perspective to an accounting career, one that is spent in public accounting practice servicing a variety of clients and industries rather than specializing in one.  I am referring to a career in a public accounting firm. Public accounting is a popular career route pondered by aspiring accountants because it is a critical requirement to obtain a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license, which is highly valued by many employers in the private sector.  Many managerial accountants also have the CPA designation, in addition to the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation, which is a popular credential in the corporate accounting community. However, a CPA is not a mandatory credential to be successful in a Managerial Accounting career.  For Managerial accountants, possessing the CPA designation adds a whole
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