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What are some requirements to become an accountant?

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Requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant vary by state, but general requirements include a bachelor's degree, a passing grade on the Uniform CPA Exam and work experience under the supervision of a licensed CPA, states AccountingEDU.org. Each state requires different credit hours.

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What are some requirements to become an accountant?
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Some states require 120 credit hours, which is equivalent to a Bachelor's in accounting, and others require 150 credit hours, which is equivalent to a Master's, states AccountingEDU.org.

It is not necessary to become a CPA to become an accountant, and a bachelor's degree is enough to receive an entry-level job, reports Study.com. For jobs that require filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it is necessary to become a CPA.

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