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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 […]

With so many CPA exam courses out there, it can be difficult to know which one is going to work best for you. Your study habits and learning style are unique, and finding a course that adapts to that individuality can seem impossible. However, Surgent’s CPA Exam Review course is here to break the mold […]

What are the CPA Exam Blueprints? The AICPA builds the CPA examination from the “specs” contained in a document called Blueprints. The CPA Exam Blueprints are updated and published once or twice a year, and the version used to build the 2019 exam was just released this month. There is a Blueprint for each exam […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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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 […]