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Every CPA review course tends to advertise the same selling points – smart/adaptive learning technology, tutoring, video content, textbooks and flashcards… the list goes on. Rather than comparing prices and basic features, try finding a course that matches your learning style.   Ultimately, finding a course that helps you process information the best can help […]

Everyone tells you to take the CPA Exam after graduation, but you aren’t sure where to begin or how to balance the exam with life, work, and summer plans. Chances are, you’d rather spend your summer doing things other than study.   But you can have it all: beach, passed sections and a life. It […]

CPA Evolution taking AUD and BEC

You have probably heard that the CPA Exam is “evolving” via the CPA Evolution effective Jan. 1, 2024. We previously covered the major changes to the CPA Exam resulting from the CPA Evolution. Knowing these changes, we are going to help you prioritize your unpassed sections between now and Jan.1, 2024. Whether you are just beginning […]

Work-life balance for accountants

By Jack Castonguay

work life balance accounting

Tips for creating a proper work-life balance for accountants  In the food chain of life, does your career feel like the whale gobbling up the plankton of personal time? As an accountant, you expect busy seasons and long hours, and now you’re thinking of studying for the CPA Exam?   Take a deep breath. Before your […]

7 mistakes CPA Exam candidates make on simulations (and how to avoid them!)

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

CPA Exam Simulation Tips

When it comes to CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Exam scoring, the AICPA gives equal weight to Multiple Choice Questions and Task-Based Simulations/Written Communication Tasks. In fact, Sims account for a greater portion of a candidate’s exam section score than ever before, causing simulations (or sims) to become a larger portion of a CPA candidate’s exam […]

AUD study tips to help you pass the CPA Exam

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

AUD Study Tips

If you follow our blog, you may have seen that we’re now recommending (for the time being) to sit for AUD first. That’s quite a departure from our typical Exam section order recommendation, we know. But ultimately, it’s your most efficient route to a passing score right now, with the upcoming exam changes and the […]

Video: CPA Exam tips for college students

By Jordan Junqua

So, you’re studying for your bachelor’s degree, or maybe a master’s degree, with dreams to go into public accounting? Even more, you want to start on the journey to becoming a licensed CPA (Certified Public Accountant)? That’s great, and you’re already on your way to meeting the education requirements of an Accounting degree! And while […]

FAR study tips to help you pass the CPA Exam

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

The Financial Accounting and Reporting section of the CPA Exam is one of the more robust exams in terms of content, and having a few tricks up your sleeves to maximize your study time will give you the advantage you need to pass. Check out these six FAR study tips you can utilize today to […]

In the CPA review game, we’ve all heard the phrase “adaptive learning technology” but what does that even mean? It’s become a buzzword thrown out by many CPA review courses, but can it even help you? The short answer? Yes, it can. Exam review courses that utilize adaptive learning software essentially avoid the standard linear […]

We all know that the CPA Exam is made up of four sections – AUD, BEC, FAR and REG – and each is made up of difficult questions that primarily touch on different elements of accounting, from tax law to financial accounting and more. While there’s a lot to learn, it’s entirely possible to pass […]