CPA Offices

NAICS 541211

This U.S. industry comprises establishments of accountants that are certified to audit the accounting records of public and private organizations and to attest to compliance with generally accepted accounting practices.  Offices of certified public accountants (CPAs) may provide one or more of the following accounting services: (1) auditing financial statements; (2) designing accounting systems; (3) preparing financial statements; (4) developing budgets; and (5) providing advice on matters related to accounting.  These establishments may also provide related services, such as bookkeeping, tax return preparation, and payroll processing.

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  • We have identified six key ratios (from the dozens of ratios available) that are particularly important for Owners of Professional Firms to monitor, project, and manage:
    • Pre-Tax PROFIT Percent
    • OPERATING EXPENSES Percent
    • CURRENT Ratio
    • DEBT-TO-WORTH Ratio
    • ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, Average Days Sales Outstanding
    • OFFICERS, OWNERS COMPENSATION Percent
  • Our exclusive Benchmark Trend Charts show the median value reported by RMA for each of these key ratios each year. 

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