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You’ve been studying for a section of the CPA Exam for weeks, and now you’re ready to sit; however, scheduling the test isn’t as easy as it sounds. The CPA Exam is administered during specific testing windows each year, and there are several “blackout periods” throughout the year where you can’t sit. To help prepare […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Becoming a CPA is the dream of many working professionals, but the thought of getting back to studying and preparing for the exam can seem daunting. Luckily, adaptive learning technology is paving the way for working professionals to study more efficiently and pass the exam in a shorter amount of time than traditional study methods. […]

As a student, you may be deciding between taking the CPA exam right after college or waiting a few years before knocking it out. But consider this: recent college grads have the highest pass rates out of all CPA exam candidates. We’ll explore why that is, and get you started on the right track to […]

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 […]

Cryptocurrencies have made their way into the spotlight in the last few years, becoming increasingly popular with both individual investors and companies. But as their popularity has grown, so have the laws around them. As future accountants, it’s essential you understand cryptocurrencies to help you both stand out as a financial professional and provide the […]

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As a new school year begins, it’s easy to feel anxious about the studying for the CPA Exam and getting ready to start putting a few sections behind you. Depending on your situation, you may be able to start taking it while you’re still in school, as long as you can properly manage a full […]

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Effective April 1, 2017, the AICPA updated the CPA exam to be a 50/50 split between Multiple Choice Questions and Task Based Simulations/Written Communication Tasks. This change has caused simulations (or sims for short) to become a larger portion of an exam candidate’s score. Consequently, doing well on the sims has become even more crucial […]

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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 […]