NAICS Code 541211 Offices of Certified Public Accountants


Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services


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.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Providing tax return preparation services only: classified in U.S. Industry 541213, Tax Preparation Services
  • Providing payroll processing services only: classified in U.S. Industry 541214, Payroll Services
  • Providing accounting, bookkeeping, and billing services: classified in U.S. Industry 541219, Other Accounting Services.

Industries Included

  • Accountants' (i.e., CPAs) offices, certified public
  • Accountants' (i.e., CPAs) private practices, certified public
  • Accounting (i.e., CPAs) services, certified public
  • Auditing accountants' (i.e., CPAs) offices
  • Auditing accountants' (i.e., CPAs) private practices
  • Auditing services (i.e., CPA services), accounts
  • Auditors' (i.e., CPAs) offices, accounts
  • Auditors' (i.e., CPAs) private practices, accounts
  • Certified accountants' offices
  • Certified public accountants' (CPAs) offices
  • CPAs' (certified public accountants) offices
  • Public accountants' (CPAs) offices, certified
  • Public accountants' (CPAs) private practices, certified

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Industry Overview

Total Companies:2134

Est. Employment:4657