Definition of certified public accountant in English:

certified public accountant

Syllabification: cer·ti·fied pub·lic ac·count·ant
(abbreviation: CPA)


  • A member of an officially accredited professional body of accountants.
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    • From the previous commentary: ‘The AICPA is chartered to further accountancy and to benefit certified public accountants, not non-CPAs.’
    • Buyers included lawyers, sales organizations, certified public accountants, Realtors, sales training organizations, insurance companies, a food brokerage and financial planners.
    • Dasburg is an attorney who has never practiced law and an accountant who worked only briefly as a certified public accountant.

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