Definition of "certified public accountant" [certified public accountant]
A public accountant who has been certified by a state examining board as having met the state's legal requirements.(noun)
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Use "certified public accountant" in a sentence
"Karen M. Lydon , a certified public accountant at Raphael and Raphael LLP in Boston, says her firm works with a lot of people who need to amend forms after making errors doing returns themselves with various tax-software programs."
"Adam R. Gorlovsky-Schepp , a certified public accountant at Boston-based Raphael and Raphael LLP, suggests heading to the local library for clues."