Top 5 Best Accounting Certifications

Top 5 Best Accounting Certifications

Bryce Welker 12/02/2020 4

There are lots of accounting certifications out there that can be used to enhance your career, achieve promotions, and get pay raises. But which one is the best?

And does it make sense to get more than one?

Each of the accounting designations are slightly different and have various career focuses. Some of these might be the right fit for you while others won’t, depending on what you want want for your career. It can also be advantageous to have more than one of these credentials.

Top Certifications in Accounting

The most popular accounting certifications & licenses include:

Let’s check out some of the most popular of these accounting certifications to see which one would be the best for you and your career goals!

I’ll start with a quick overview of all the main certifications and point of a few of their differences. Take a look at my chart with the examination requirements and qualifications needed for the most popular certifications before we jump into the details.

Comparison chart of the top 5 accounting certifications: 

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  • Sam Medway

    I badly need a CFA to advance in my career.

  • Alex

    Thanks for the information.

  • Tom Wagstaffe

    Accounting is a universal language, yet the rules are slightly different across the regions.

  • Chris Martin

    Well explained. Thank you Bryce.

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Bryce Welker

CPA Expert

Bryce Welker is an active speaker, blogger, and tutor on accounting and finance. As the Founder of Crush The CPA Exam, he has helped thousands of candidates pass the CPA exam on their first attempt.


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