Category: Accounting & Finance

Behavioral Interviewing Techniques

One of the most important elements of selecting the right employee in any organization is in taking the time to assess whether or not the individual fits the standards and exhibits a certain behavior the company is looking for. This calls for behavioral interviewing, which is a key part of the...


Managing Stress on the CPA Exam

There is no denying that studying for the CPA Exam is an inherently stressful experience. One cannot completely eliminate that stress, and it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to do so because stress can be a motivator, but you don’t want the time you spend studying to be the worst experience of...


Skills for Effective Writing in Business

As professionals, we are expected to know how to write content that conveys our thoughts, opinions and data. But how good are you at crafting a well thought-out, logical and convincing story that supports those thoughts, opinions or data? Writing is a medium that requires continual development...


Job Search and Interview Strategies

Whether you’re an experienced professional seeking a new career path or a recent college graduate starting out in your field these tips will help ensure your job search and subsequent interviews are a success. Job Search Strategy Your chances for long term success are much greater if you apply a...


Adapt2U CPA Exam Review Technology

In recent years there has been an avalanche of advances in education, driven by harnessing the power of Big Data analytics and leveraging technology to effectively apply the science of teaching and learning to improve student outcomes. Becker Professional Education, a pioneer in active learning and...


Traits and Skills of Leaders

Why do some individuals excel in leadership, while others struggle quite heavily with leadership? David Goldman, author of “What Makes a Great Leader,” claims the difference is Emotional Intelligence (EI). Goldman defines EI as “a group of five skills that enable the best leaders to maximize...


A Day in the Life of a CPA

Not sure what steps to take on the path to becoming a CPA? Does it seem like there are not enough, or too many, options once you become a CPA? Join me and learn about my journey to the CPA credential, and the various opportunities that were presented to me once I obtained those three key letters...


Identity Theft: How to Detect, Deter and Fix

Identity theft is commonplace in today’s world and affects consumers and companies of all sizes. How can you best protect yourself and your data so that you can minimize the risk of identity theft? Knowledge is power so it is crucial to gain critical insights and practical working knowledge...


Setting Expectations for the “Non-Traditional” CPA Exam Candidate

“Non-traditional” is challenging, if not impossible, to define directly. Instead, let’s start by defining a “traditional” candidate as a recent college graduate with a degree in accounting (or related field) seeking or starting in their first professional position. Anyone else is...


Meetings That Work

Who doesn’t love a calendar full of meetings? Nothing beats returning to your desk at 5:00 pm with eight hours of emails, tasks, and to-do lists to catch up on! Good news is, it’s never too late to change the status quo or shake-up those weekday occurrences. Here are some tips for laying...