Category: CPA Exam Review

Auditing Standards Board Update: Exempted Offerings

There are an increasing number of opportunities for nonpublic entities to raise funds; for example, crowdfunding, private placement offerings, franchise offerings, issuing municipal securities, or even issuing digital currency. The related offering documents may not be SEC regulated, as they are...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


5 Ways to Prepare for Task-Based Simulations

You spoke and we listened. Our instructors pulled together a comprehensive list of the top five strategies to help you perform better on task-based simulations. Be sure to post your questions or comments below! Know the Test Interface: On the TBS interface, candidates will have the same count down...


AICPA 2017 CPA Exam Changes

Thanks for joining in everyone! In this brief video I break down the latest and final changes on the 2017 CPA Exam from the AICPA. For more information than this brief overview, be sure to tune into my free webinar on 4/13 which discusses all the changes in detail and how they will affect you....


CPA Exam Review Testimonials

CPA’s and Watt Sells Award Recipients talk about their experiences with the Becker CPA Exam Review course and how it prepared them to take the CPA Exam and succeed in their career.


I Passed the CPA Exam, Now What?

So you passed all four parts of the CPA exam. Congratulations! But now I have an important question, “When’s the party?” You deserve one. It’s one of the most difficult professional exams in the world and you should be very, very proud. After you’re done celebrating, it’s time to think...


CPA Exam Tips for Research Questions

As many of you know, the CPA Exam includes seven task-based simulations for FAR and AUD, and six for REG. And for each of these exams, at least one of the tasks will be a research question. The research questions are either right or wrong and no partial credit is given. So it pays to invest your...


I Didn't Pass the CPA Exam, Now What?

There is nothing more discouraging than spending weeks or even months studying for a section of the CPA Exam, only to find out you didn’t pass. Although a small percentage of CPA Exam candidates pass every exam on the first try, the vast majority of candidates have to retake at least one exam. In...


How to Master Research Questions

Since 2004, the CPA Exam has included research questions that require information found in the authoritative literature associated with three of the examination sections— the AUD, FAR, and REG. The skills required to search and synthesize information from an accounting reference are similar to a...


Mental Preparation Tips for the CPA Exam

Studying for the CPA exam is a huge test of mental endurance and, unfortunately, there are no shortcuts. You have to put in the hard work. You will have good study days and bad ones and you may feel like giving up. But in the end, it’s well worth it. Trust me. You will have conquered one of the...