Category Archives: Career Advice

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 […]

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 […]

Thinking About Becoming a CPA? The Truth Is There's Never Been A Better Time

Deciding on a career is a big decision that needs to be considered from a variety of angles. Questions such as whether or not the career move will be worth it both financially and personally need to be taken into account, as well as where the career is headed into the future. If you’ve been […]

Having studied and passed the CPA Exam, I can tell you one thing: note all CPA review courses (Roger, Wiley, Gleim, Becker, Surgent) are not created equal. Some CPA Review courses have cut-and-dry, one-size-fits-all programs while others are highly tailored to the individual.

One of the best ways to start your accounting career on the right foot is by working for a Big 4 Accounting firm. These firms, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG, are perfect launching pads for your career, whether you want to work in public accounting or you want to break off and do […]

7 Simple Tips for Self-Care during Busy Season

By Shirley Claude, M.A.O.M

I know, I know. You have ZERO time for anything during busy season. You’re spread thin, and are being pulled left, right, and center. But just because you’re spending more time than ever in the office doesn’t mean that you can completely forget to look after yourself before you help others. Here are seven ways […]