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Alternative Career Paths for CPAs

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

Careers for CPAs can seem pretty cut and dry: get your accounting degree, pass the CPA exam and then start out as an entry-level staff accountant in public and work your way up, or switch over to industry at some point. However, the skills required to pass the CPA Exam and become a CPA, and […]

Accounting Students: Your 9 Item Senior Year Checklist

By Megan Bierwirth

Whether you’d like to believe it or not, senior year means that you’re rounding the final lap of your four-year degree program, and will soon be making your entrance into the real world. This time can be particularly overwhelming for accounting students; between keeping up your grades, looking for a full-time job, and reconciling the […]

The end of the year means finishing finals, spending time with family, and gearing up for your internship. Many auditing and tax internships start in January, so you’ll want to be as prepared as possible. Whether you’ll be starting your internship in a few weeks or not for several months, you’ll want to check out […]

Career Advice for College Students: What to Do After Accepting a Job Offer

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

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Whether you endured a grueling and extensive job search or were lucky enough to experience a smooth and relatively easy hiring process, there are few things more exciting than receiving that phone call or offer letter from your new employer, and graduating with a job offer in hand. But there are a few things you […]

Surgent Ambassador Spotlight- Brennan Burke

By Jordan Junqua

This month’s Surgent Ambassador Spotlight goes to… Brennan Burke Hometown: Sylva, North Carolina Earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy at Western Carolina University   About The Ambassador Program The Surgent CPA Review’s Student Ambassador Program is a leadership program that offers students an opportunity to enhance their business skills, gain exposure to the accounting industry, […]

Estimate Your CPA Exam Score Before You Sit

By Megan Bierwirth

Find Out Your CPA Exam Score Before You Even Sit

One of the biggest anxieties for CPA Exam candidates is knowing whether or not they’re ready to sit for and pass the CPA Exam. Traditional wisdom centers around a specific number of hours studied as an indicator of whether or not candidates will pass. However, not everyone learns at the same rate or in the […]

How to Choose A CPA Review Course: 5 Considerations Before Buying

When you’ve decided to become certified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), you must first pass the CPA Exam and will require a practice exam course package to prep you. Choosing a CPA Review course can be a confusing process. With the number of learning platforms on offer with a range of features, it can be tough. But there are a […]

Surgent Ambassador Spotlight

By Jordan Junqua

This month’s Surgent Ambassador Spotlight goes to… Joseph Bell Hometown: Gainesville, Georgia Earning his Master’s Degree in Accountancy at Mercer University   About The Ambassador Program The Surgent CPA Review’s Student Ambassador Program is a leadership program that offers students an opportunity to enhance their business skills, gain exposure to the accounting industry, and most importantly […]

10 Best CPA Exam Blog Posts of 2018

By Meagan Boonie

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2018 has been a busy year for CPA Exam candidates! From major exam changes effecting the user experience, to the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we’ve been here to guide exam candidates through every twist and turn, and navigate their way to CPA Exam success. To that end, we’ve compiled our best […]

Meet the Firms: Tips for College Students

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

No matter your year in college, it’s never too early to start meeting and connecting with firms. As a freshman and sophomore, college students can use these connections to get summer internships and gain experience; as a junior or senior, networking with firms can lead directly to a job. But meeting firms is only the […]