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
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...
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...
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%.
As a full-time accountant and CPA candidate, Sara Marie spends most of her days juggling a heavy workload and a study schedule. She’s also working to inspire other accounting students through her YouTube channel and Instagram platform. After failing FAR last fall, Sara took to YouTube to share her...
At Becker, we aim to demystify the process of becoming a CPA and help candidates through every step of the CPA licensure process. Below, we’ve put together an easy, four-step guide on how to become a CPA.
1. Check Your State’s CPA Licensing Requirements
While the Uniform Certified Public...
Preparing for the CPA Exam can feel like a fulltime job. In the midst of managing your personal and professional lives, you still need to find time to complete all of those MCQs and flashcards! Luckily, your accounting peers are happy to offer some assistance.
Our social media community recently...
With the everyday stress of school, work, and personal commitments, it’s difficult to get motivated to study for the CPA exam. The good news is, you’re not alone! Even the highest CPA test scorers struggled with finding time to study.
Elijah Watt Sells Awards winners have passed all four...
Ben Angelo and his wife, Tina, both have a passion for accounting and knew that becoming CPAs would bring plenty of opportunities to their family. Despite their similar goals, their approaches to studying for the CPA exam were very different. Read more about Ben and Tina’s CPA study journeys...
It’s the moment every CPA Exam candidate dreads: a score that falls below 75.
It’s also a moment many exam takers will encounter, with the American Institute of CPAs® (AICPA) reporting passing rates below 50% for three out of the four sections in Q1 of 2018.
Scott Stacks would encounter this...
by Molly Mattison
Dory Pluger started studying for the CPA Exam in September 2016, and successfully completed all four parts on the first try* by August 2017 using Becker’s Self-Study CPA Review, as well as CPA Exam Final Review. She took the sections in the following order: REG, AUD, FAR, BEC. She shares more of...
Derek Almich graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn., in December 2016 with a degree in accounting and corporate finance. He used Becker’s Self Study CPA Exam Review Format to prepare for the CPA Exam, typically studying for two months before each exam with a little more time...
Do you ever wish you had a coach to walk you through the most complex CPA Exam questions? Meet our new CPA Skillmaster Videos!
The one-of-a-kind study tool has expert instructors walking you through solutions and strategies for the CPA exam task-based simulations (TBS). It’s like having your own...
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