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Video: CPA Exam Tips for College Students

By Megan Matthews

So, you’re studying for your bachelor’s degree, or maybe your MBA, and want to start on the journey to becoming a Certified Public Accountant? That’s great! And while it is hard work, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems. In fact, cpa candidates can be ready to pass an exam section with […]

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 […]

7 Steps to Create the Perfect Elevator Pitch

By Shirley Claude, M.A.O.M

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Full disclosure: an elevator pitch doesn’t require an actual elevator. The reason for its name is that you should be able to deliver it in the amount of time it takes to complete a short elevator ride. What is an elevator pitch? An elevator pitch (sometimes called an elevator speech) is a 30-60 second speech […]

Video: Tips for Solving CPA Exam Multiple Choice Questions

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

CPA Exam questions are broken down into two different categories: multiple-choice questions, and simulations (which themselves can be categorized into task-based simulations and written communication questions). For every section of the CPA Exam, multiple-choice questions (or MCQs, for short) account for 50% of the candidate’s score: Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR): 50% MCQs, 50% Task-based […]

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Through modernization, globalization, and engagement, degree programs are helping students attain much higher scores compared to candidates who study on their own.

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Hirsch will be responsible for increasing market development of Surgent’s University Pass product to accounting professors and major university accounting programs. Surgent CPA Review is proud to announce the hiring of Ryan Hirsch as Director, Market Development (MDM), Universities. Hirsch will be responsible for increasing the awareness and market penetration of Surgent’s University PASS (UPASS) […]

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ReadySCORE, combined with Surgent CPA Review’s adaptive learning-based course, has been shown to boost student CPA Exam readiness by 97%, leading to higher CPA Exam pass rates. Surgent CPA Review is proud to announce the availability of ReadySCORE™ within its CPA Exam preparation course. Powered by A.S.A.P. Technology™, Surgent’s proprietary adaptive learning platform, ReadySCORE gauges […]

Video: What Every Candidate Should Know About FAR

By Jordan Junqua

Surgent CPA Review co-founder Liz Kolar recently shared an overview on what every candidate should know about the FAR section of the CPA Exam. Here’s what she had to say: Governmental Accounting One of the areas in FAR that we hear students have trouble with is Governmental Accounting. Many students haven’t seen it on the […]

Video: Quick Tips on CPA Exam Ratios

By Jordan Junqua

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Surgent CPA Review co-founder, Liz Kolar recently shared her quick tips on how to memorize key CPA Exam ratios. Here’s what she had to say: Return on Ratio The first CPA Exam ratio candidates should become familiar with is the “return on” ratio. The phrase “return on” means “net income divided by.” The formula for […]

Tales From a Big 4 Recruiter

By Dorothy Griffin

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In the 20+ years I spent in recruiting (including over a decade with KPMG’s Campus Recruiting team), I saw a lot of great students, made some very close friends, and witnessed some recruiting horror stories. To round out my personal experiences and give you an accurate glimpse behind the curtain, I’ve reached out to many […]