Category Archives: Tips & Resources

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 […]

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 […]

Failing the CPA isn’t a great feeling, but with four separate sections, each with a pass rate around 50%, it’s likely candidates will have one failure under their belt before they pass. It can be intimidating to jump back into the game after you’ve failed the CPA exam, but with the right study plan we […]

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 […]

Tips to Maintain Focus While Wearing a Mask

By Paul Wiese

Tips to Maintain Focus While Wearing a Mask

It’s a unique time to be sitting for the CPA Exam, we know. And with that comes a whole set of new unique challenges to face too. One of which is wearing a mask during the examination. As we stand, the CPA Exam must be sat in person with no remote testing abilities. Because of […]

Surgent CPA Review co-founder Liz Kolar recently sat down with us to share details about Surgent’s ReadySCORE™ – a personalized score that measures a student’s readiness to sit for the CPA Exam. How does this affect our pass rate? See what Liz has to say:   CPA Exam Pass Rates ReadySCORE is calibrated to real […]

Stephanie Ng On Why Registering for Multiple CPA Exam Sections at Once Could Benefit You

For most CPA candidates, it usually makes sense to register and sit for each CPA Exam section one at a time. And typically, our friends at Surgent recommend that future CPAs start with the section that is their strongest based on their prior experience. Or, they start with FAR, since that section has the reputation […]

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 […]