Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a designation given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to those who meet education and experience requirements and pass an exam.
A Master of Science in Taxation (MST) is a highly specialized form of a graduate accounting degree that strives to build a solid core of knowledge in the complexities of tax law.
Juris Doctor is the highest education available in the legal profession in the United States.
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) refers to the certification owned and awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. A CFP® professional is trained in the area of financial planning, estate planning, taxes, investments, insurance, and retirement planning. The role of a CFP® professional is to integrate all of these disciplines creating a plan that serves the best interests of you and your family.