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, […]

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As a new school year begins, it’s easy to feel anxious about the studying for the CPA Exam and getting 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 […]

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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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 […]

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-01, Leases (Topic 842): Land Easement Practical Expedient for Transition to Topic 842, that clarifies the application of the new leases guidance to land easements. Lease amendments (ASU 2016-02 and 2018-01) are effective for public entities with annual periods beginning after December 15, […]

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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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On Friday, December 15, 2017, NASBA sent a message to all candidates on behalf of the AICPA Exams team notifying them of the new user experience software coming in 2018.  Below is the body of the message sent to candidates.  Also, please note that the AICPA has launched new sample tests and a tutorial.  With […]