Definitions for "Certified Public Accountant"
Keywords:  cpa, exam, attestation, audit, aicpa
An investment professional that is state licensed to practice public accounting.
A designation given to those who have passed a nationally uniform examination and who have served the necessary accounting internship. Even though the examination is nationally uniform, the licensing of CPAs is done by the state in which the accountant provides services.
A public accountant who has met the stringent licensing requirements set by the individual states.
Keywords:  cfat
Keywords:  ctr, thrift, regulator
Certified Thrift Regulator (Ctr)