Category Archives: Tips & Resources

Top Tips For Virtual Meetings and Interviews

By Evan Moore

Top Tips For Virtual Meetings and Interviews

Everybody knows that the face of Accounting (and every other industry) has changed with current events. From Zoom conferences to solely-digital internships, virtual meetings are taking over, and as that happens – the way you approach them must change too. It’s no surprise that a virtual internship, or a virtual meeting, can feel a little […]

Video: CPA Exam Tips for College Students

By Megan Matthews

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 […]

How to Study For Your CPA While Working Remote

By Megan Bierwirth

The novel coronavirus has truly changed the way we go about our everyday lives. Things we never thought about before, like going to the grocery store, going to the gym, and going to work are being changed and restricted at a rapid pace. Many of us are now telecommuting (or working from home) as many […]

How To: Use Surgent CPA Review – A Short Tutorial

By Jack Castonguay

How To: Use Surgent CPA Review – A Short Tutorial

Well, if you’re looking at this blog, I think we can all assume that you’re ready to dive into studying with Surgent CPA Review. So firstly – thanks for choosing us! We know that starting to study with a new tool can be tough, regardless of the circumstance – so to help you progress through […]

Common Candidate Struggles: Preparing for REG

By Megan Matthews

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 […]

7 Mistakes CPA Exam Candidates Make on Simulations

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

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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. This change has caused simulations (or sims for short) to become a larger portion […]

Test Day Strategies – How to Navigate the Actual Exam

By Jack Castonguay

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You have studied. You have practiced. You know the material backward and forward. You’re prepared for questions on every topic and in every possible format. It’s now time to plan for how to take the test on exam day. Unlike your study days, the exam is timed. You have 4 hours to complete the exam. […]

AUD Study Tips

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 […]

We know how uncertain of a time it currently is, with COVID-19 impacting not only your day-to-day life but your family and the market too – it’s pretty scary. But that’s not to say that your life (or career ambitions) should be put on hold, in fact, they’re more important now than ever. That’s why […]

FAR Study Tips

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 6 FAR study tips you can utilize today to […]