We read a funny Tweet once that stated, “Applying for the CPA Exam is more difficult than the CPA Exam.” A bit exaggerated of course, but there are many different facets to the application which can make the process a bit confusing.
For many aspiring CPAs, being able to work for the Big 4 is a huge honor and accomplishment. Not only do they perform a majority of the world's auditing services, but they are also voted some of the best employers to work for. This goes without saying that getting hired by the Big 4 isn't easy; however, there are certain steps and processes you can take in order to get your foot one step closer into one of their 4 doors.
Name: Jason Zeller College(s): Texas A&M University Exams Passed: AUD, BEC, FAR, REG
Our Student of the Month for February 2016 is Jason Zeller! Jason passed all four parts of the CPA Exam using Roger CPA Review and recently received his CPA license from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Congratulations to Jason on his new CPA designation!
You can probably remember a time in your life that was much more carefree than it is today. Old adages and literature refer to this as “a simpler time”—a time when you weren’t juggling family and a career or making large decisions that would change your life on what seems to be a daily basis. And definitely one that didn’t involve studying for the CPA Exam as the cherry on top.
The Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section of the CPA Exam is the most comprehensive, wide-ranging section and considered toughest of all 4 sections. It covers all the financial, managerial, and cost accounting courses we have taken in college. It also covers governmental and nonprofit accounting, which are not a part of the accounting programs in a lot of colleges.
Since the AICPA proposed that the next version of the CPA Exam would be shifting to test higher order skills in Q2 of 2017, there has been plenty of coverage about why these changes are occurring. However, the larger, and perhaps more interesting implications of these changes remain under the radar, particularly regarding how these changes will affect the accounting profession overall.
January has flown by and now we're one month closer to the end of winter and the beginning of Busy Season! Update your desktop with a calendar to ensure that you're always on track with your CPA Exam studies.
We're celebrating Super Bowl 50 by giving away (1) Roger CPA Review Premier Course Package (a $2,095 value)!
The Premier Course Package is a top choice among students preparing for the CPA Exam. The package takes our essential, tried-and-true core course components, proven with an 88% pass rate, and adds an unparalleled level of flexibility for a completely enhanced study experience.
I have began looking at things in my life differently since I started my CPA studies. There are many things that I do differently now than I would have done before I started studying accounting. I think that being able to apply accounting principles to everyday life has been a great asset for me.
Sometimes, preparing for something as important as the CPA exam can lead to bit of anxiety and stress. This can have an effect on your ability to think clearly since studying for the exam takes a great deal of focus.