Category Archives: Tips & Resources

Congratulations! You’re a new graduate! You’ve made it through four years of rigorous study hours and assignments that made you question your sanity. And now you’re part of the “real world,” so you can put all the knowledge and skills you have obtained to good use. But, your knowledge will only take you so far; […]

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 […]

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 […]

FAQ: What is Blockchain and How Does it Impact Me?

By Jack Castonguay

With the influx of new technologies, we know that the role of each accountant professional is changing. But with terms like ‘Blockchain’ and ‘Cryptocurrency’ being little more than buzz words to a lot of us, Jack Castonguay, our Director of Accounting & License Preparatory content, has answered some of our most commonly asked questions. Get […]

Video: CPA Exam Tips for College Students

By Megan Matthews

So, you’re studying for your bachelor’s degree, or maybe your MBA, and want to start on the journey to becoming a Certified Public Accountant? That’s great! And while it is hard work, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems. In fact, cpa candidates can be ready to pass an exam section with […]

FAQ: The Future of the CPA

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

It’s no secret that the accounting profession is changing – and with it, so is the future of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Whether it’s the rise of block chain, or new business environments for entry level roles at accounting firms,

Busy season is the period of time between the beginning of the year and the end of the accounting season for public accounting professionals. For audit professionals, this is usually March 15th while tax season typically runs through April 15th. It’s the busiest time of year for CPA firms, hence the name “busy season.” This […]

Thinking About Becoming a CPA? The Truth Is There's Never Been A Better Time

Deciding on a career is a big decision that needs to be considered from a variety of angles. Questions such as whether or not the career move will be worth it both financially and personally need to be taken into account, as well as where the career is headed into the future. If you’ve been […]

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.

One of the best ways to start your accounting career on the right foot is by working for a Big 4 Accounting firm. These firms, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG, are perfect launching pads for your career, whether you want to work in public accounting or you want to break off and do […]