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Do you need to be a CPA in order to be a well paid accountant?

I'm a Math major and I've been interning working revenue for a hotel which seems to be just a lot of accounting duties on excel and putting up financial reports and I find the tasks pretty easy. Do you need to have a CPA license in order to make decent money being an accountant or auditor for a business? Is the CPA designation only necessary if you want to prepare taxes for businesses and individuals?

Asked By: ... - 7/16/2010
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Technically yes, however there are many well paid Accountants that are not certified but have risen on merit... More
Answered By: Victory is Mine - 7/17/2010
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you make more, plus you can advance (be promoted) if you're a cpa... More
Answered By: M&M - 7/16/2010
 
Yes, it's been proven accountants holding a professional certificate (CPA, CMA, CFM) make 20%+ more than non-certified individuals in the same position... More
Answered By: Nicki Peters - 7/17/2010
 
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