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As CEO of Surgent, my career has come full circle. Upon college graduation over 20 years ago, my path was set towards public accounting. During my senior year at University of Michigan Business School, I had already interned the previous summer for a Big 4. I even had my offer in hand! The only thing […]

Despite the pop-culture portrayal of accountants, the available career paths for number crunchers are surprisingly diverse. Two of the biggest credentials in the industry are the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential. To give you a better idea of deciding between CMA vs CPA, let’s consider the differences between […]

Deciding to become a CPA is a huge step in your career; it’s a tough path that will mark you as an expert in your field (and the pay raise isn’t bad either). However, taking the CPA exam amid a full-time job can seem daunting at its best and completely overwhelming at its worst. Luckily, […]

Failing the CPA isn’t a great feeling, but with four separate sections, each with a pass rate around 50%, it’s likely candidates will have one failure under their belt before they pass. It can be intimidating to jump back into the game after you’ve failed the CPA exam, but with the right study plan we […]

With flexible scheduling, the ability to niche, and work that truly helps others, owning a small business advising practice is a great career path for accounting students. But building a business takes hard work, patience and persistence; it’s a path reserved for those who are willing to put in the time and make it their […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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 […]

workplace bullying

It’s time to put an end to the entire “Mean Girls” phenomenon that is still prevalent beyond high school – the kind that exists in the workplace. Read more for how to protect yourself and your coworkers from workplace bullying.