Category Archives: Career Advice

Surgent CPA Review recently hosted its first ever Virtual Roundtable, titled “Is the CPA License Losing Its Luster?” The online event was moderated by Surgent Exam Review Co-founder and Chief Knowledge Officer, Liz Kolar, CPA, CGMA, and featured six distinguished panelists — all at different stages in their respective careers — with experience spanning a […]

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It’s already the end of May, and summer is upon us! That means it’s the end of the school year for some and graduation for others. As an accounting student, or recent accounting graduate, the summer is the perfect time to study for the CPA Exam, whether you have one more year of school left […]

Preparing to Retake the CPA Exam

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

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Let’s face it, becoming a Certified Public Accountant isn’t easy. Pass rates indicate that nearly half of all CPA candidates fail at least one section of the CPA Exam on the first try; but that’s no reason to get discouraged. The good news is, if you don’t pass part of the exam, you can always […]

recent accounting graduate

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 […]

How Data Analytics Affect the CPA Exam

By Megan Bierwirth

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Sherlock Holmes once said, “Data, data, data! I can’t make bricks without clay!” This quote alludes to the fact that decision making can’t be accurate if the correct data isn’t presented, an idea that the business environment is increasingly concerned about. As technology has advanced, so has our access to data. But data can be […]

Top 5 Career Benefits of Being a CPA

By Megan Bierwirth

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A Certified Public Accountant is an elite professional in the world of accounting and finance, and having the license can boost your career and provide plenty of opportunity for upward mobility. If you’re considering becoming a CPA, check out these 5 career benefits of being a CPA.

how to study with surgent cpa

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.

Top Trends in CPA Exam Review Courses for 2019

By Carolyn Rivera

Since prospective CPA Exam candidates, accounting firms, and many other organizations want to know how to improve their CPA study materials resulting in increased CPA Exam success rates, we sat down with Surgent’s Chief Executive Officer, Evan Kramer, to get some inside information on coming trends he sees on the horizon for CPA Exam Review courses.

While studying for the CPA Exam out of school may seem scary, it’s definitely possible. With the right motivation, the right study materials and a little planning, you can pass each section of the exam on your first try!

How to Study for the CPA Exam During Busy Season

By Megan Bierwirth

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With a few simple strategies to help you manage your time and maximize your efficiency, you can be turning out work reports and achieving your study goals simultaneously. Below, we’ve put together 7 tips on studying for the CPA Exam during busy season to help you come out on the other side ready to pass a section.