CPA Firms & Licensing

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What is a CPA Firm?

CPA Firms & Licensing

A CPA firm is a company engaged in the public accounting field. The CPA firm must also have at least one licensed CPA in the title of the firm. This is regulated by individual State Boards of Accountancy.

Check with your local State Board of Accountancy for compliance issues regarding this legal requirement.
The largest CPA firms in the world are known as "The Big Four:"

  1. Ernst & Young
  2. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  3. KPMG
  4. Deloitte & Touche
This group mainly conducts audits of the Fortune 500 companies.



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