Category Archives: Tips & Resources

cpa exam on spring break

Spring break signals the end of a long winter and is usually filled with some much-needed leisure time for busy college students. However, if you’re planning on taking the CPA Exam, you may want to consider studying for the CPA Exam on spring break. Keeping your study momentum up during breaks is key, although it […]

how to study with surgent cpa

Having studied and passed the CPA Exam, I can tell you one thing: note all CPA review courses (Roger, Wiley, Gleim, Becker, Surgent) are not created equal. Some CPA Review courses have cut-and-dry, one-size-fits-all programs while others are highly tailored to the individual.

Since prospective CPA Exam candidates, accounting firms, and many other organizations want to know how to improve their CPA study materials resulting in increased CPA Exam success rates, we sat down with Surgent’s Chief Executive Officer, Evan Kramer, to get some inside information on coming trends he sees on the horizon for CPA Exam Review courses.

While studying for the CPA Exam out of school may seem scary, it’s definitely possible. With the right motivation, the right study materials and a little planning, you can pass each section of the exam on your first try!

how to study cpa exam busy season

With a few simple strategies to help you manage your time and maximize your efficiency, you can be turning out work reports and achieving your study goals simultaneously. Below, we’ve put together 7 tips on studying for the CPA Exam during busy season to help you come out on the other side ready to pass a section.

accounting internship

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 […]

Graduates: with graduation around the corner, many of you may be applying for the CPA Exam soon. Here is a guide for what you need to know when it comes to applying for and scheduling your exams.

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Gary Whitehead about his experience using Surgent CPA Review, and how ReadySCORE™  helped him pass all four sections of the CPA Exam. Gary is currently a licensed CPA and the CFO for a manufacturing company called FireDisc Cookers. Studying for the CPA Exam while working full time can […]

cpa-exam-blackout-periods

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 […]

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 […]