Meaning of “certified public accountant” in the English Dictionary

"certified public accountant" in English

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certified public accountantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsɜː.tɪ.faɪd ˌpʌb.lɪk əˈkaʊn.tənt/ us /ˌsɝː.t̬ə.faɪd ˌpʌb.lɪk əˈkaʊn.t̬ənt/ abbreviation CPA US

Examples from literature

  • Not till I've taken an inventory of the physical property of the Embassy, and familiarized myself with all its commitments, and had the books audited by some firm of certified public accountants. 
  • To cite my own case, I prepared myself especially for the career of a certified public accountant, but found my greatest success in the profession of selling. 

(Definition of “certified public accountant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"certified public accountant" in American English

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certified public accountantnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsər·t̬əˌfɑɪd ˈpʌb·lɪk əˈkɑʊn·tənt/ abbreviation CPA

a person who has completed the training and passed a state exam to become an accountant

(Definition of “certified public accountant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"certified public accountant" in Business English

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certified public accountantnoun [ C ]

uk us abbreviation CPA

ACCOUNTING a person who has a qualification from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is legally allowed to work as an accountant

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(Definition of “certified public accountant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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