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...


Your Job Interview Manual

Knowing how to interview well is crucial in today’s job market. Whether you’re a new graduate or have been working for years, understanding the process can assist in creating an effective strategy to stand out from the competition. Even if you have been through numerous interviews, it’s always...


Business Email Etiquette

Email communication has grown exponentially over the past decade which has made everyone more in-touch with work, but also more distracted. How do you make your email messages a more effective and efficient communication tool for you? There are certainly many do’s and do not’s of...


Why You Should Sit for the CPA Exam Right After College

When you ask recent college graduates where they plan to spend their summer, answers typically range from Disneyland to backpacking in Europe to a visit to the beach (or the shore, depending on where you call home). They tend to be places which generate maximum enjoyment with minimum thinking...


Effective Business Communication Tools

Ever wonder why seemingly easy work-related tasks take too long to get done by a group of people? Imagine if there is more complexity added into a situation. A group of people can hear the same presentation but still come away with varying degrees of understanding. After hearing, or reading, the...


2017 CPA Salary Guide

Are you considering a career in accounting and finance? Exploring multiple job offers and not confident with salary standards? In this refreshed salary guide from Robert Half you can find all the information you need to answer your questions about finance salaries. Have more questions? Check out...


Careers in Accounting

If you’re considering a career in accounting, there are a number of areas where you can be of use. With an accounting degree, the possibilities are endless, as accountants are integral parts of every industry that exists. Having the ability to keep companies and individuals in financial compliance...


Big Data Meets Accounting

The topic of big data has received a lot of attention in the last several years. The topic is both deep and wide, and touches on many other issues, such as data analytics. Let’s discuss what big data is, and how it can be used with analytics to impact business and industry, as well as the...


Presentation and Public Speaking Tips

“I read a thing that actually says that speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. I found that amazing—number two was death! That means to the average person if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the...


Mapping Your CPA Career on a Global Scale

If anyone asks you where you think your U.S. CPA credential will take you, give the two-world answer: the world.  The benefits of a U.S. CPA license include, but are not limited to: World’s most recognized global accounting designation Job opportunities with U.S. based multinational and...


Secret CPA Study Tips

We all know the CPA Exam is difficult, and that the 2017 CPA Exam changes will make the test even more difficult. That’s why I’ve decided to break the silence and share a few of my secret study tips! They’re a culmination of my experience as a CPA, my time as an instructor and...