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
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...
by Hannah Kohut
In accounting, your career could go in many different
directions, but most of your choices will fall under tax or audit. So which
track is right for you?
It really is all about the right fit – which one better
accommodates your lifestyle and career goals? What’s going to make you happy?...
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.
Save Time and...
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
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...
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...
In our January and February 2019 newsletters we discussed
the OFFSET function. Recall that the syntax of the OFFSET function is
OFFSET(cell reference, rows moved, columns
As we explained in our last two
articles, we begin in the cell reference and based on the rows...
by Wayne Winston
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has proposed
that two GAAP alternatives currently available only to nonpublic business
entities also be made available to nonprofit organizations. The accounting
alternatives were originally codified into GAAP through ASU 2014-02 and ASU...
by Jennifer Louis
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act added a new
provision to the Internal Revenue Code called the “Base Erosion and Anti-abuse
Tax” (BEAT). The IRS recently issued Form 8991, Tax on Base Erosion Payments of
Taxpayers with Substantial Gross Receipts, which taxpayers will use to report
their tax liability...
by Tara Fisher
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...
Lease incentives are any payment made to, or on behalf of, a
lessee to fund items that would otherwise be a lessee’s expense. This includes
reimbursement for moving expenses or assumption of a lessee’s pre-existing
Lease incentives reduce lease payments used for lease...
The IRS has published both of the forms U.S. shareholders
need to compute amounts tied to global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI). The
GILTI provisions were enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and apply
to all U.S. persons that own at least 10 percent of a foreign corporation.
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...
According to data gathered by PayScale and GlassDoor, the average salary for a CPA in the
United States is anywhere between $64,000 and $67,000 a year. All things
considered, this is a comfortable and livable income for many individuals, but
there’s definitely room for improvement. Many...
by Bryce Welker, CPA
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