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Takin' Care of Business John F. Grace, CPA/ABV Stanfield & O’Dell, PC Consultants and CPAs Your Logo  Here The CPA. Never ...
Becoming a CPA <ul><li>What is a CPA? </li></ul><ul><li>What Skills are Needed? </li></ul><ul><li>Services Provided by CPA...
What is a CPA? <ul><li>CFO for a Fortune 500 company </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor to Neighborhood Small Business </li></ul><u...
Skills <ul><li>Problem-solving, analytical and research skills  </li></ul><ul><li>Personal skills  </li></ul><ul><li>Stron...
Services Provided by CPAs <ul><li>Assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></u...
Industries Served by CPAs <ul><li>Manufacturing and Service Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Sports and Entertainment Companies...
Types of Positions Available <ul><li>From Consultant to Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>From FBI Special Agent to Senior VP...
Oklahoma Requirements <ul><li>Accredited four-year College or University </li></ul><ul><li>July 1, 2003 – 150 semester hou...
The CPA Exam <ul><li>Last Paper & Pencil Exam, November 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Business Law & Professional Responsibilitie...
Becoming a CPA <ul><li>What is a CPA? </li></ul><ul><li>What Skills are Needed? </li></ul><ul><li>Services Provided by CPA...
Takin' Care of Business Let’s Roll the Video Tape! Your Logo  Here The CPA. Never underestimate the value.
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  1. 1. Takin' Care of Business John F. Grace, CPA/ABV Stanfield & O’Dell, PC Consultants and CPAs Your Logo Here The CPA. Never underestimate the value.
  2. 2. Becoming a CPA <ul><li>What is a CPA? </li></ul><ul><li>What Skills are Needed? </li></ul><ul><li>Services Provided by CPAs </li></ul><ul><li>Industries Served </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Positions Available </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for Advancement with CPA credential </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a CPA? <ul><li>CFO for a Fortune 500 company </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor to Neighborhood Small Business </li></ul><ul><li>Small and Large CPA Firm </li></ul><ul><li>Well-respected Strategic Business Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant on Tax & Accounting Issues </li></ul>
  4. 4. Skills <ul><li>Problem-solving, analytical and research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Personal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Strong communication skills including the ability to be a good listener </li></ul><ul><li>Understand emerging technologies </li></ul><ul><li>High Ethical Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing/Client Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Broad Business Perspective </li></ul>
  5. 5. Services Provided by CPAs <ul><li>Assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>International Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Tax and Financial Planning </li></ul>
  6. 6. Industries Served by CPAs <ul><li>Manufacturing and Service Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Sports and Entertainment Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Dot-Com Start-Ups </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Profit Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Public Accounting </li></ul>
  7. 7. Types of Positions Available <ul><li>From Consultant to Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>From FBI Special Agent to Senior VP of an Entertainment Company </li></ul><ul><li>From Controller of a Sports Franchise to Company President </li></ul><ul><li>CEO, Partner, CFO, Treasurer, Tax Manager, Financial Analyst, Staff Accountant </li></ul>
  8. 8. Oklahoma Requirements <ul><li>Accredited four-year College or University </li></ul><ul><li>July 1, 2003 – 150 semester hours, including </li></ul><ul><ul><li>36 Accounting hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Auditing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial accounting, accounting theory, cost/managerial acctg., federal income tax, govt. or not-for-profit, acctg. info systems, acctg. history </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 semester hours in economics, statistics, business law, finance, business management, marketing, business communication, MIS, computer science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Year Experience </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The CPA Exam <ul><li>Last Paper & Pencil Exam, November 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Business Law & Professional Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Auditing </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting & Reporting – Taxation, Managerial, and Government and Not-for-Profit Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Accounting & Reporting – Business Enterprises </li></ul>
  10. 10. Becoming a CPA <ul><li>What is a CPA? </li></ul><ul><li>What Skills are Needed? </li></ul><ul><li>Services Provided by CPAs </li></ul><ul><li>Industries Served </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Positions Available </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for Advancement with CPA credential </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aicpa.org/nolimits/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oscpa.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. Takin' Care of Business Let’s Roll the Video Tape! Your Logo Here The CPA. Never underestimate the value.
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