Tag: CPA

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...


Tax Reform and the Joint Committee on Taxation

In late July, the Trump Administration and Republican Congressional leaders issued a joint statement on tax reform, signaling a shared vision for overhauling the tax code. Most discussions around tax reform have focused on the ‘Big Six’ who attached their name to the statement— House Speaker...


PCAOB Issues New Audit Report Requirements

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) approved a new format for audit reports of public companies, with the overall goal of providing more transparent and useful information to investors and other financial statement users.  AS 3101, The Auditor’s Report on an Audit of...


The Legislative Process: Tax Reform

“I feel like we just played the World Series of Tax Reform, and the American people won” – President Ronald Reagan Thirty years after President Reagan uttered those words upon signing the Tax Reform Act of 1986, many Americans are hoping they will be echoed by President Donald Trump.  But...


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...