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541 Main St
New London, NH
Bachelors Degree Programs Available
New Hampshire has a population of over 1 million residents who receive financial services from 218 licensed CPA firms. Two of the “Big Four” international CPA firms have offices in New Hampshire as well (Deloitte & Touche and KPMG). The state has no sales or income tax, and one of the median household incomes in the nation (ranking 7th, as of 2008). Per capita income is a generous $47,058, and the total state product is close to $60 billion.
Unemployment in New Hampshire is below the national average, and the state also boasts the nation’s lowest poverty rate and the eighth-highest number of millionaires per capita in the country. The economy is based primarily in agricultural and industrial outputs such as dairy, apple eggs, machinery, rubber and plastic. This environment is ripe for financial management, and supports the growth of job opportunities for accountants.
|Per Capita Income||$47,058|
|Fortune 500 Companies|
|Licensed CPA Firms||218|
Search our comprehensive school directory to explore the accounting programs in New Hampshire, including campus-based, online and hybrid programs.
541 Main St
New London, NH
40 University Drive
25 Hall Street
320 Corporate Dr
379 Belmont Road
15 Hanover Street
1066 Front St
3 Sundial Ave
505 Amherst St
98 Bridge St
31 College Drive
17 High Street
One College Place
100 Saint Anselm Drive
2500 North River Road
105 Main St., Thompson Hall
2020 Riverside Road
As a result of a 13.1% increase in employment opportunities over a ten-year span, accountants and auditors of New Hampshire will have over 5,000 employment positions come 2022. Prospective employers include Melanson Heath & Co., which generated $10.48 million in revenue last year. Additionally, top-paying cities for accountants include Manchester, Rochester-Dover, Portsmouth and Nashua, where CPAs typically earn between $70,810 and $72,770 on average annually. There is the potential to earn over $100,000 annually, depending on a CPA’s level of degree, licensure and speciality.
|Count||Firm||Location||2014 Revenue (in millions)|
|1||Melanson Heath & Co.||Nashua, NH||$10|
Accounting Today named these firms among the highest performing in a multi-state region. Rankings as based upon reported net revenues from 2014. Source: Accounting today "Top 100 Firms"
Below you will find a list of the eligibility requirements necessary to sit for the Uniform CPA exam in New Hampshire, as well as a few sample required courses, a breakdown of exam fees and a list of New Hampshire schools ranked by their CPA Pass Rates from 2014.
Due to the complexity of the test, these rankings include scores from both first-time test takers and scores of those retaking the exam or individual sections of it. Although it is quite common for students to retake the test, a passing score for each of the four sections must be earned within 18 months of a student’s first testing date.
In order to be eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam in New Hampshire, candidates must:
There is no residency, age or ethics exam requirement for New Hampshire.
|Social Security # Requirement||Yes|
|Education Requirement for Licensure||On or after July 1, 2014: 150 hours (including bachelor's degree or higher) with accounting concentration.|
|Participates in International Programs||Yes|
|Hours in Accounting||On or after July 1, 2014: 30 semester hours of accounting courses. The accounting credits shall include coverage in financial accounting auditing, taxation, and management accounting.|
|Exam Sitting Requirements||Bachelor's degree (120 hours)|
|Experience Requirements||Until June 30, 2014: B.A. Degree-2 years experience. Master's Degree in accounting, taxation, finance, or business administration-1 year experience. On or after July 1, 2014: 1 year experience. Can be gained through public accounting and governmental agencies.|
An optional pre-evaluation service is available for first-time applicants to discover if any of their educational requirements are deficient.Source: The American Institute of CPAs
Special Fees: A registration fee applies in addition to the application fee, and is a flat rate of $150, no matter the number of exam sections.
|Rank||Logo||School Name||Candidates||Pass Rate||Average Score|
|1||University of New Hampshire||83||69.8%||77.2|
|3||Saint Anselm College||14||44.8%||72.9|
|4||Southern New Hampshire University||87||44%||67.9|
|5||Plymouth State University||15||42.9%||70.6|
|6||New England College||11||37.5%||68.3|
Schools are ranked by pass rate unless otherwise noted. Results are comprised of scores from both first-time test takers and those returning to take the whole exam or specific sections of it again. Source: National State Boards of Accountancy
The New Hampshire Board of Accountancy strives to provide quality information to CPAs and CPA firms in order to ensure ethical and professional standards in financial accounting or assessing of commercial, noncommercial and governmental entities. The Board also provides information about the Uniform CPA Exam, which is administered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
Once officially licensed, CPAs may join the New Hampshire Society of CPAs, a statewide, professional organization dedicated to providing its members products and services that improve the quality of professional services offered. The Society offers advocacy, networking events, continuing education and strategic plan initiatives.
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