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What is a CPA? | Certified Public Accountant | Moore Accounting Services

What is a CPA?

What is a CPA?

What is a CPA?


A CPA is a certified public accountant, but what does that mean?  A CPA is a state certified accounting professional that has both a high level of training and commitment to continuing education within the profession.


Similar to doctors, most CPAs specialize in a few different specialties.  Not every CPA is a tax expert, nor does every CPA specialize in business services.  Most CPAs are either in public accounting or in the general work world as managers of other accounting professionals. 


How to find a CPA 

When seeking out a CPA, it is always important to ask them what their specialties are.  If they do not specialize in the type of work that you are in need of as a client, they may not be a good fit for you. 


Our firm specializes primarily in taxation, business consulting and forensic accounting.  As a CPA, we are able to represent businesses and individuals regarding any tax matter with the IRS or other state or local taxing authorities.  Unlike attorneys, we are far more familiar with the accounting and proper classification of expenses that triggers most IRS actions. 

With business consulting services, we are able to provide assistance with small and medium businesses at every point in their lifecycle.  Our guidance covers the initial startup of a business through the accounting, payroll, and external financial controllership roles on through to the windup, sale or merger at the end of the business.

Forensic accounting is generally the determination of the cause of a significant financial event such as theft or embezzlement.  Our task is generally to determine what actually happened through thorough research and if possible help recover any missing funds.  We also provide consulting services regarding effective financial controls to help prevent these types of events from happening in the future.



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Moore Accounting Services (MAS) opened for business in 2009. Thanks to our great client base we continue to grow. We are the accounting expertise and experienced team you need when you want it done right the first time. We are experts in most any business service from small businesses to established businesses who have outgrown going it alone or with another accountant. Our success depends on yours. MAS are tax professionals. We can handle payroll services. Moore Accounting services individuals as well as LLC's and S-Corporations. Need audit help? We are very comfortable dealing with difficult IRS situations, Offers in Compromise (OIC) and more. We look forward to helping you! Email info@moore-accounting.com today.


  • MAS Admin on July 6, 2017

    Thank you for the feedback! Great word of mouth is the backbone of our business.

  • Joshua Dishon on July 8, 2017

    I really didn’t know this stuff and it makes a lot of sense. Thank you. You guys have helped me a lot over the years, good luck moving forward!!

    • MAS Admin on July 8, 2017

      Josh, thank you. We have found a huge misconception is that people think they cannot afford a CPA. The truth is that we feel – from our experience – we don’t really cost anything compared to what a client SAVES or what we find during examination. If a client owes (rare) we have usually saved them thousands in additional fees. Did you know that it’s IDEAL to come as near to ‘break-even’ at tax time as possible? It’s nice to have a decent refund – but we don’t like our clients over paying the government to HOLD your money all year to their advantage so much as keeping more in your pocket where money belongs. This is a conversation we like to discuss with all of our clients. It’s why our tagline has become GET MOORE FOR YOUR MONEY. We like to earn our keep. See you next year!

  • JD on July 8, 2017

    MAS had done my taxes for several years now, they have very timely service and go above and beyond during each interaction. Highly recommended!

    • MAS Admin on July 8, 2017

      Thank you JD. We are humbled. I hope you are thinking long and hard about our last conversation – 5 years that will change your life!!! Waiting for your green light, Sir. Always ‘here’… thanks to good people like you. Appreciate you!

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