Author Archives: Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

As a student, you may be deciding between taking the CPA exam right after college or waiting a few years before knocking it out. But consider this: recent college grads have the highest pass rates out of all CPA exam candidates. We’ll explore why that is, and get you started on the right track to […]

Careers for CPAs can seem pretty cut and dry: start out as a staff accountant in public and work your way up, or switch over to industry at some point. However, the skills required to become a CPA and the prestige that comes with the credential open up plenty of doors for non-traditional professions. If […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Each year, the CPA exam is updated to include relevant topics based on new legislation, updates to the Authoritative Literature by the AICPA, or other changes affecting the business environment. As a CPA exam candidate, knowledge of what these updates are and when they go into effect can be critical; they’re huge indicators of what […]

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Gleim CPA Review.

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Wiley CPA Excel Review.

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Roger CPA Review.

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Becker CPA Review.