Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the highest accounting credential in the U.S. It is a symbol of trust and professionalism in the world of business. A U.S. CPA has a good knowledge of US accounting standards, IFRS, US tax and other laws, and US auditing and attestation standards. They are well-respected business advisors and decision-makers who work for public accounting firms and corporations. They even work as consultants on many issues. The services of U.S. CPA are required in all areas of the business world.
Enrolled Agent (IRS EA)
An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. To get enrolled agent status, one has to pass a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns. A person can become an enrolled agent through experience as a former IRS employee. Enrolled agents, like attorneys and CPAs, have unlimited practice rights. So, they are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can represent clients before.