CIA vs CPA

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    alms
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    Hey peeps, I am considering transitioning into audit and am debating if the CPA is really necessary. I want to focus mainly on IA and am considering just getting the CIA.

    Any advice?

    #2662455 Reply
    Myredstapler
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    Here are my two cents. Yes the cia is great for internal audit but if you ever venture out of it the cia is just disregarded compared to the Cpa. Even in ia the majority of individuals in a Fortune 500 audit shop will have their cpa. Most cpas look down on it and only see it as a secondary cert. I have both by the way.

    #2662827 Reply
    thunderlipsthunderlips
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    in my opinion cpa holds up better even if you only want to be in auditing, both external and internal. cia is scrictly internal auditing and most say is inferior to cpa. plus cpa has more options should you want to change fields, which is becoming more common these days

    #2890338 Reply
    Brendan
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    CPA way more valuable in the future. If you have a choice between CPA and CIA, I'd choose the CPA. Even some internal auditors have their CPAs and not their CIA. Also, both is always an option!

    #2890794 Reply
    vbmer
    Participant

    CPA first, CIA for specialization. CIA only gives people the impression you were too lazy/lacking in fundamentals to do the CPA.

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    Manager, Big 4 Corporate Finance, CPA (WA)
    #2890800 Reply
    LuckyGuy292
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    CPA>CIA in any market or industry, public or private.

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