Category Archives: Career Advice

Guide for the Recent CPA Grad

After several years of college and numerous years of school before that, you’re finally ready to dip your toes (or jump headfirst) into the real world. As a recent accounting graduate, you likely have a few preconceived ideas of what your life is going to look like once you start your first job. Let’s talk […]

Failing the CPA isn’t a great feeling, but with four separate sections, each with a pass rate around 50%, it’s likely candidates will have one failure under their belt before they pass. It can be intimidating to jump back into the game after you’ve failed the CPA exam, but with the right study plan we […]

Stephanie Ng On Why Registering for Multiple CPA Exam Sections at Once Could Benefit You

For most CPA candidates, it usually makes sense to register and sit for each CPA Exam section one at a time. And typically, our friends at Surgent recommend that future CPAs start with the section that is their strongest based on their prior experience. Or, they start with FAR, since that section has the reputation […]

Top Tips For Virtual Meetings and Interviews

By Evan Moore

Top Tips For Virtual Meetings and Interviews

Everybody knows that the face of Accounting (and every other industry) has changed with current events. From Zoom conferences to solely-digital internships, virtual meetings are taking over, and as that happens – the way you approach them must change too. It’s no surprise that a virtual internship, or a virtual meeting, can feel a little […]

How to Study For Your CPA While Working Remote

By Megan Bierwirth

The novel coronavirus has truly changed the way we go about our everyday lives. Things we never thought about before, like going to the grocery store, going to the gym, and going to work are being changed and restricted at a rapid pace. Many of us are now telecommuting (or working from home) as many […]

Ryan Hirsch, Director of Market Development (MDM) for Universities at Surgent, gives his top networking tips at University of Central Florida’s Meet the Firms event. If you’re trying to get an internship or a full-time job and you’re attending Meet the Firms events, Ryan suggests that you come prepared. Research the companies who will be […]

Alternative Career Paths for CPAs

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

Careers for CPAs can seem pretty cut and dry: get your accounting degree, pass the CPA exam and then start out as an entry-level staff accountant in public and work your way up, or switch over to industry at some point. However, the skills required to pass the CPA Exam and become a CPA, and […]

FAQ: What is Blockchain and How Does it Impact Me?

By Jack Castonguay

With the influx of new technologies, we know that the role of each accountant professional is changing. But with terms like ‘Blockchain’ and ‘Cryptocurrency’ being little more than buzz words to a lot of us, Jack Castonguay, our Director of Accounting & License Preparatory content, has answered some of our most commonly asked questions. Get […]

FAQ: The Future of the CPA

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

It’s no secret that the accounting profession is changing – and with it, so is the future of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Whether it’s the rise of block chain, or new business environments for entry level roles at accounting firms,

Busy season is the period of time between the beginning of the year and the end of the accounting season for public accounting professionals. For audit professionals, this is usually March 15th while tax season typically runs through April 15th. It’s the busiest time of year for CPA firms, hence the name “busy season.” This […]