Category Archives: Tips & Resources

Surgent CPA Review co-founder Liz Kolar recently sat down with us to share her top 3 CPA Exam tips for college seniors. Here’s what she had to say:   Take the CPA Exam as close to graduation as possible Studies have shown that recent college grads have the highest pass rates out of any other […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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  The AICPA recently released a list of revisions to the CPA Exam Blueprints, to take effect 7/1/2018. While CPA Exam candidates should be sure to consult the most up-to-date blueprints document, rest assured! The AICPA confirms that these revisions do not change “the nature or scope of content eligible for testing in an Exam […]

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There’s nothing more exciting than getting ready to graduate with a job offer in hand! But, there are a few things you need to consider before you kick your heels up and call it a day. Check out these 4 tips, which will help you prepare for your new job and set you up for […]

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  The AICPA recently announced 2018 CPA Exam changes. Here’s what you need to know: Blueprints Each exam section’s blueprint link the knowledge and skills to be tested on the exam to tasks that are representative of the work of a newly liscenced CPA. The blueprints are updated perioidcally to include new content that becomes […]

speedy cpa exam prep

On the fence about a faster CPA Exam review course? Here are 3 reasons why a speedy CPA Exam review can benefit you, and what courses have the best offering, as reviewed by a university professor.