Category Archives: Tips & Resources

Data Analytics 101

Certain buzzwords, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analysis, have become increasingly common in the accounting profession as technology plays a bigger role in the day to day aspects of a business. While all of these buzzwords and their related concepts are important, none seems to be quite as important as data […]

Whether you’re considering obtaining your CPA credential or you’re already in the process of studying for your CPA Exam – you’re on the path towards a very lucrative career. Soon-to-be CPAs and students considering pursuing a CPA license have a lot to consider on their career path. What exactly does a CPA do? How should […]

To help CPA candidates get a better feel for the CPA Exam, the AICPA has free practice exams simulating the real exam. There is one sample test for every exam section. Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Financial Accounting and Report (FAR), and Regulation (REG) have five testlets with 10 multiple-choice questions and six task-based simulations. Business […]

summer study cpa exam

It’s already the end of May, and summer is upon us! That means it’s the end of the school year for some and graduation for others. As an accounting student, or recent accounting graduate, the summer is the perfect time to study for the CPA Exam, whether you have one more year of school left […]

Gleim vs. Surgent – A CPA Review Course Comparison

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Gleim CPA Review.

Becker vs. Surgent – A CPA Review Course Comparison

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Becker CPA Review.

Wiley vs. Surgent – A CPA Review Course Comparison

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Wiley CPA Excel Review.

Roger vs. Surgent – A CPA Review Course Comparison

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

Choosing a CPA Review course? To help you decide which course is best for you, veteran CPA Review instructor and our course designer Liz Kolar, CPA compiled a list of Surgent CPA Review’s features as compared to Roger CPA Review.

Preparing to Retake the CPA Exam

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

prepare to retake the cpa exam

Let’s face it, becoming a Certified Public Accountant isn’t easy. Pass rates indicate that nearly half of all CPA candidates fail at least one section of the CPA Exam on the first try; but that’s no reason to get discouraged. The good news is, if you don’t pass part of the exam, you can always […]

recent accounting graduate

After several years of college and numerous years of school before that, you’re finally ready to dip your toes (or jump headfirst) into the real world. As a recent accounting graduate, you likely have a few preconceived ideas of what your life is going to look like once you start your first job. Let’s talk […]