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Does a CPA supersede a Bachelor in Accounting?

I come from an Economics background and I am studying towards the CPA qualification. I am constantly anguished about the CPA being enough to for me to land a job in Accounting because employers often require a bachelor of Accounting/Finance and a CPA is described as an asset. Are there any answers that I can take heart by?


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Wayne Spivak
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One is an academic credential, the other a Government (usually) issued certification/license.

In most (if not all) states a 150 credit hour BS of Accounting or a Bachelor's and a Masters degree in Accounting are required to sit for the CPA exam.

It is sort of the chicken and the egg conundrum.


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