The pursuit of U.S. CPA licensure can be complicated,
especially if you’re an international student. Just ask Jason Peter. He was
born and raised in Dubai, where he lived most of his life before moving to
Canada and pursuing his CPA.
His accounting journey started a bit rougher than most....
by Bria Wright
The holidays are here, oh, and you have a CPA Exam coming up as well. “No sweat!”…said no one, ever.
Believe it or not, there are ways to effectively manage your time between studying and traveling/celebrating between now and the end of the year.
We asked our Becker community how they balance...
by Hannah Kohut
In January 2020, the following new concepts will be testable on the CPA Exam:
Regulation (REG) Updates
Bankruptcy Code Updates (R8 Modules 1 and 2)
On April 1 every third year after 1998, certain dollar amounts under the Bankruptcy Code are adjusted for inflation based on the Consumer...
Lecture, notes, flashcards, MCQs, repeat. As you complete the seemingly
endless cycle of preparing for the CPA Exam, you may experience feelings of
exhaustion, frustration and even self-doubt. Remember: you can do this! Here’s
the story of Kristen Cournane, a Becker student who overcame these...
So, you’ve decided to start your CPA journey? You made a
great choice! The next step is to determine whether you’ll prepare for the exam
alone or with help from a CPA review provider.
Here are key considerations that should be top of mind as
you decide on your study plan.
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The CPA Exam is a challenge, but with the right preparation and
planning, there is no doubt you can be successful. To help ensure your success,
it’s vital that you choose the review course that best fits your learning style
and personal preferences.
There are a number of CPA Exam review...
by Kaitlyn Kapp
At the latest Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) annual meeting, Becker
instructor Mike Brown presented the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in
professional accounting. Emotional intelligence is the capacity for recognizing
our own feelings and those of others, and managing emotions well in ourselves...
Meet the Firms is an accounting-specific career fair that features representatives from various accounting, finance and CPA review firms. Attending a Meet the Firms event can be a crucial step in advancing your future career. You will get the opportunity to network with accounting professionals,...
We recently asked our community of accountants how they balance full-time work, parenting and preparing for the CPA Exam. The top answer? Structure is key. Once you create a structured study routine, finding time to study and focusing on the material may not seem so difficult.
We can help...
Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 134, Auditor Reporting and Amendments, Including Amendments Addressing Disclosures in the Audit of Financial Statements, was recently released by the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board. The overall objective is to update the form and content of the...
by Jennifer Louis
Chinedu “Chin” Iwuora has always been fascinated by money and how economies work. It’s no wonder he was immediately hooked on accounting after his first accounting class at Chowan University in North Carolina.
“You can say I like the culture of business and accounting is the...
Preparing for the CPA Exam is a special challenge, requiring a strong amount of dedication and hundreds of study hours. For working parents, it may feel nearly impossible to balance full time work, studying for the exam and parenting, but our community is here to help!
Here are tips to assist...
Congratulations! If you’re reading this article, odds are you’ve survived this year’s busy season.
At the beginning of the season, we provided five quick tips for surviving the busiest time of the year for accountants. Spoiler alert – the last tips was to celebrate! But,...
One of the most difficult aspects of studying for the CPA
Exam is finding which methods work best for you individually. One size doesn’t
fit all and everyone’s learning style is different! Thankfully, it’s possible
to learn a few things from candidates who have already taken the exam.
by Kristen Cournane
Angela Zullinger has trained as a
professional musician since the age of 15, working as a freelance opera singer,
pianist and music teacher. After starting a family, Angela reconsidered her
work in the music industry and transitioned her efforts to accounting, starting
with an online master’s...
Upon first glance, the CPA Exam can seem daunting. The process itself is long and if it’s not done right, can be very costly. According to data released by the AICPA, the 2019 CPA Exam pass rates show that the highest cumulative pass rates for any section is just under 60%.
What does it really cost to take the CPA Exam?
The answer: it depends on where you live. CPA licensure is conducted
at the state level, which gives each state the ability to decide the fees
associated with taking the CPA Exam.
There is no single, definitive amount that each candidate
The Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation is one of the most in-demand accounting designations in the U.S., according to the 2018 Robert Half Salary Guide. As an international student, you may be eligible to become a licensed U.S. CPA under certain Board of Accountancy requirements. The...
You’ve passed the CPA exam and landed your first job as an accounting professional!
It can be tempting to assume the hard part is behind you now that you’ve successfully passed the CPA exam. The truth is that the working world is full of obstacles that need to be carefully navigated. As you...
If you poll CPAs on how they found their current position, you would find it’s often through networking, both informal and formal. Making personal connections often leads to professional opportunities in the accounting world.
When searching for a role as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA),...
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