Tax and Accounting Certifications
Accounting certifications are proof of skills and knowledge. The credentials are powerful additions to an accountant or tax consultant’s resume. At Broadview University, professional certification scholarships help defray examination fees for qualified students.
Raise your earning power with accounting certifications. Call 1-877-480-3335 for more information.
Accounting and tax certification exam preparation
Broadview accounting courses prepare students for a number of national certification exams. Some certifications require additional education or experience. Please follow the links provided below for complete information.
Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor (ABA)
The Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor certification (ABA), issued by Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT), is for the accountant who serves individuals and small businesses. Our associate in accounting and tax specialist program fulfills two years of the three-year experience requirement for the ABA.
Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA)
The Accredited Tax Advisor certification demonstrates an accountant’s qualification to handle sophisticated tax planning issues for business, retirement plans, trusts and estates. It requires five years of experience in tax preparation, compliance, tax planning and consulting.
Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP)
The accredited tax preparer certification requires three years of work experience.
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
A certified internal auditor (CIA) examines and evaluates a company’s financial and information systems, management procedures and internal controls. The CIA candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree.
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
A Certified Management Accountant (CMA) is a national certification held by many corporate managers and controllers. A CMA has demonstrated the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in management, reporting to and working on teams with owners, CEOs and managers of corporations. Certification requires a bachelor’s degree and two years of experience.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified public accountants are in demand for positions as financial analysts, auditors, tax managers, cost control managers and general accountants. Each state’s Board of Accountancy has different rules for certified public accountant (CPA) status. Students should research their state’s rules carefully before enrolling.
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified fraud examiners (CFEs) identify the red flags that indicate fraud or the risk of fraud. To become a CFE, an accountant must pass the Certified Fraud Examiner(CFE) exam and fulfill an experience requirement.
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
A certified payroll professional is recognized for skills and knowledge of payroll and payroll taxation.
Enrolled Agent (EA) certification
An enrolled agent is qualified to represent taxpayers before the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This accounting certification is regulated by the IRS.
Fundamental Payroll Certificate (FPC)
The fundamental payroll certificate demonstrates an accountant’s skills and knowledge in the payroll field. Certification, offered through the American Payroll Association, prepares employees in large and mid-sized corporations to earn promotions and other career advancements.
More about accounting certification exam preparation
Broadview University accounting programsare offered online and on campus. Please call 1-877-480-3335 or contact college admissions for more information about accounting certifications. A representative will be happy to help you evaluate career opportunities and degree programs.