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Why hire a CPA?

While most people use the terms accountant and CPA interchaneably, there are some big differences. The CPA credential carries enormous weight in the business community. Achieving a CPA license takes intelligence, ethics, integrity and a lifelong commitment.

CPA's are:

Tested - Candidates must complete some of the toughest business courses at their university and pass the Uniform CPA Examination.

Educated - Accounting graduates must complete 150 educational credits in order to qualify for a CPA certificate. CPA's are required to follow a strict code of ethics as well as perform within the highest standards of the profession. In Maine, every year they must complete 40 hours of continuing professional education.

Regulated - The Maine Board of Accountancy grants certificates and licenses to practice public accountancy to qualified individuals who comply with the requirements of the statute.