The great news is that you do not have to be the best writer in order to do well on this particular area of the CPA exam. Here are a few tips that have helped me tremendously with written communications. See if they work for you!
It's that time of year when recruiting season is in full swing and soon-to-be accounting graduates are attending Meet the Firms events to get a jump start on their accounting careers. In order to ensure that you're properly prepared for this extremely important time of year, we've put together our top Meet the Firms resources to help you make a great first impression and to give you the inside scoop on what recruiters are looking for in top talent candidates.
One of the most important lessons that I have learned while studying to become a CPA is to be confident in my ability to pass the exam. I must admit that at times this has been the most challenging thing to do. For me, it is so easy to become consumed by the material that needs to be covered and I question whether or not I will be able to retain all of the information. I already know from experience that the answer is no; there is no way that I will be able to remember it all. However, the goal is not to remember everything, but to have a clear understanding of the material in order to properly apply the knowledge to the questions asked on the CPA Exam.
With the next version of the CPA Exam containing so many changes and coming up soon, many candidates are probably feeling overwhelmed. If this is you, you’re probably also wondering what you should be doing differently in order to pass this seemingly more difficult exam. To help you out, we chatted with our CPA experts who are also our course content developers. Here are the top three tips they say every candidate should live by in order to pass the 2017 CPA Exam.
It’s pretty clear - social media has changed the way in which we interact with each other. Whether sharing weekend photos with family and friends or reaching out to a recruiter about a job opportunity, social media is a great tool for networking with others - especially when trying to advance your accounting career.
Joining CPA organizations can be extremely beneficial for your CPA Exam journey and career. They help you form great connections to job opportunities, other CPA professionals, and financial resources to help you along the way. What's more, they also normally have tips and up-to-date information regarding education requirements to sit for the exam as well as what new trends are occurring in the accounting industry. So if you haven't already, here are a couple organizations you should consider joining in order to reap the benefits of membership!
When I tell people that I’m a lawyer, they usually ask me about law school or what area I specialize in, if any. When I tell people that I’m a lawyer and a CPA, there’s usually a look of complete bafflement. While I’d like to think this stems completely from sheer impressiveness, I know it also stems from confusion. After all, why would someone want to put themselves through both the Bar and CPA Exam? But, as the saying goes, life takes you on the most unexpected journey.
When my students ask me, “Just how much does the CPA Exam prepare you to become a CPA?” I always tell them the same thing: “It prepares you some. But nothing can properly prepare you for real life work except actual, real life work.”
Recruiting season is an extremely important time for college students and firms. As events such as Meet the Firms and job fairs take place in the fall, firms are going to college campuses looking for top talent to become a part of their staff through internships or actual entry level positions. Many college students know that recruiting season is their one and only chance to get a head start in their accounting careers both before and after they graduate. And firms know that at this time of year, there’s stiff competition to obtain top candidates across other organizations.
Accounting career fairs are a crucial part of getting your accounting career off the ground. In order to make sure you land a position and get your foot in the door, here's a comprehensive guide that walks you through everything you need to know from what to wear to the types of questions you can be asking recruiters to make you stand out among the rest.