student thinking

As you finish up your college career, you may be considering becoming a CPA. Many new accountants wonder if the benefits really outweigh the challenging process of getting credentialed. The reality is, becoming a CPA is not for everyone and it really depends on your career goals. We’ve put together 5 reasons to get your […]

Cryptocurrencies have made their way into the spotlight in the last few years, becoming increasingly popular with both individual investors and companies. But as their popularity has grown, so have the laws around them. As future accountants, it’s essential you understand cryptocurrencies to help you both stand out as a financial professional and provide the […]

Getting good grades and having a solid career trajectory are both important to your career as an accountant, but equally important is networking with those already in the field. Networking allows you to connect with both firms and potential mentors which can help launch your career or improve it in the future.   Surgent’s Success […]

Coaching

The CPA exam is no joke. Even compared to some of the more advanced professional certification exams, the CPA exam stands out as one of the most difficult. Between the four exams you have to pass within an 18-month period, the cumulative 16 hours you spend testing, and the total amount of study time you […]

Here at Surgent CPA Review, we’ve updated our software in response to the 2018 CPA Exam changes, specifically their new user experience updates, giving our students the ability to fully prepare by studying with the new format. The user experience updates will be going into effect on April 1st, 2018. With some knowledge and preparation, […]

As graduation approaches, it’s easy to feel anxious about the CPA exam and ready to start putting a few sections behind you. Depending on your situation, you may be able to start taking it while you’re still in school, as long as you can properly manage a full course load alongside studying.   Whether or […]

Hi, my name is Jonathan Marseglia, I am a tax manager and tax attorney at Garcia & Ortiz PA, and I passed three sections of the CPA Exam by studying about 96 hours per section with Surgent- nearly half of the time that put into studying when I used a different CPA review course! I […]

Believe it or not, you’re in the midst of your second semester of your Senior year of college and will soon be making your entrance into the real world. This time can be particularly overwhelming for accounting students; between keeping up grades, looking for a job, and reconciling the fact that your time as an […]

Student_Studying_Simulations

Effective April 1, 2017, the AICPA updated the CPA exam to be a 50/50 split between Multiple Choice Questions and Task Based Simulations/Written Communication Tasks. This change has caused simulations (or sims for short) to become a larger portion of an exam candidate’s score. Consequently, doing well on the sims has become even more crucial […]

user-experience-changes

The AICPA strives to make the CPA Exam user experience as seamless and relevant as possible. Starting April 1, 2018, the exam will undergo a user experience update to closely mimic the accounting working environment and improve the candidate experience.   We’ve compiled a list of the biggest updates you’ll see on the exam, explain […]