- preparation, review, and auditing of the clients' financial statements
- tax work including the preparation of income tax returns, and estate and tax planning
- consulting and advice involving accounting systems, mergers and acquisitions, and much more
Public accounting firms range in size from tens of thousands of small local firms to a few huge international firms employing hundreds of thousands of CPAs throughout the world.
The positions in public accounting often consist of staff, senior, manager and partner.