Category Archives: Career Advice

Traditional CPA Exam tutors are failing you

By Surgent

If you choose wisely, a CPA Exam tutor can help you pass the exam quickly and reduce how much material you study. But to find the best tutor, it’s important to understand the different types available. Traditional CPA Exam tutors simply help you understand subject matter. They will break down difficult concepts and answer your questions. […]

Four ways Surgent can help you pass the CPA Exam

By Jack Castonguay

Surgent simplifies studying for the CPA Exam so you don’t have to put your life on pause. Save time, reduce hassle and increase your odds of passing on the first try. Here’s how Surgent can help you.  “I’m overwhelmed. Where should I start?”  Surgent finds your personalized starting point with a diagnostic exam. From there, […]

5 common myths about the CPA Exam

By Jack Castonguay

If you’re preparing for the CPA Exam, you already know that you need to devote considerable study hours to pass the exam. You might have heard stories from friends or colleagues about how difficult certain parts of the exam are, or perhaps you’re concerned about the changes coming to the CPA Exam as part of […]

Work-life balance for accountants

By Jack Castonguay

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Tips for creating a proper work-life balance for accountants  In the food chain of life, does your career feel like the whale gobbling up the plankton of personal time? As an accountant, you expect busy seasons and long hours, and now you’re thinking of studying for the CPA Exam?   Take a deep breath. Before your […]

CPA Exam after graduation

You finally graduated from college, so you deserve time for the beach, kayaking or working that summer ice cream-parlor job you’ve had since high school. But let’s put the brakes on taking off one last summer before adulting. Now is the ideal time to take and pass all four sections of the CPA Exam. After […]

Tips to succeed as first-year accountant

By Jack Castonguay

In the transition from college degree to first job in accounting, the stakes are high – and the rewards are even higher. You’re launching a rewarding career offering good pay and a multitude of advancement opportunities.   For first-year accountants, there will be long days during busy season, but this also is an incredible learning experience. […]

We have great news if you are entering your CPA Exam journey! If you were worried about needing to pass all four sections of the CPA Exam before the CPA Evolution goes into effect in January 2024 you can breathe easier – you still will get the same 18-month window you have now. Even though […]

4 internship tips to lead to success

By Jack Castonguay

Internships are an exciting, engaging, and structured way to start your career journey while still in school. They introduce you to career options, allow you to find your fit, and build your resume without having to make a full-time commitment at the start. To help you navigate your internship experience we have put together four […]

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 […]

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. 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 for […]