the-importance-of-remembering-why-you-want-to-become-a-cpa

I took a little break from studying during the holidays. I really needed that break after learning that I didn’t pass BEC. I tried to jump right back in and review the materials, going as far as to even scheduling the exam. My passing grade was 73 and I tried to stay positive telling myself that I was so close and for sure next time I’ll pass.

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It’s never too early to start thinking about your future—especially in terms of where you’d like to be headed after you graduate. And as a current accounting student, you know you’ll probably do well as a regular accountant. But there’s also one large three lettered word that hangs around your peripherals if not at the family dinner table: CPA.

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For many CPA candidates, the holy grail of their professional career is to become partner at their accounting firm. While this is indeed a fantastic feat, it’s certainly one that doesn’t happen overnight—very similarly to passing the CPA Exam. But with lots of hard work and dedication, the road to partnership can be within reach.

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4-reasons-why-the-cpa-designation-is-important-for-your-career

Eva Arnold, CPA and our Course Content Coordinator, shares her insight about why having your CPA license is such a vital part of accounting career success. Learn more about the 4 different ways it can impact your professional and personal life, and how these three letters after your name today really impacts your opportunities tomorrow. 

1. It can make up for your meh college. 

If you went to Podunk-For-Profit University, or some other school that rightly or wrongly may be viewed with skepticism by hiring managers, the CPA grants you instant credibility.

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millennials-and-baby-boomers-working-together-in-the-accounting-industry

The accounting industry has been around for a long time. And with any such entity that has seen its fair share of things under the sun, you have your veteran accountants and those who are brand new to the job.

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ways-to-relax-after-tax-season

Busy season is officially over! On behalf of Roger CPA Review, we'd like to salute you accountants, CPAs, CPA candidates, and everyone in general for getting through the 2016 Tax Season. Give yourselves a nice pat on the back. You did it! And a well-deserved night's rest and dinner actually at dinner time are rewards in and of themselves.

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Take a few minutes and make a list of the most successful people you can think of. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill & Melinda Gates, Steve Jobs, Hilary Clinton, Beyoncé. The list can go on and on. Now, take a moment and list all the successful people you know in your life. Your parents, your friends, your siblings, your extended family, or even yourself. What are all the things these people have in common (besides living in the United States or having the same type of hairdo)? What are some emerging traits you notice? What are some characteristics they share?

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Leadership Skills: An Important Factor for Career Advancement 

The old nature vs. nurture debate is one of the most dated in psychology. Back in the day, the idea that people become the people that they are were attributed to one or the other: you were either born with the genes and hereditary factors necessary to determine everything from your physical appearance to your personality traits, or your surrounding environment from how you were raised to your relationships and culture impact who you are. What does this have to do with the CPA and leadership, you ask? Well, its simple.

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On the fence about becoming a CPA? Before dismissing the CPA career path, keep in mind that it's a great time to become a CPA for a myriad of reasons including increased salary, job security and flexibility.  A CPA career path is both diverse and allows for a variety of experiences with exciting career options such as:

1. Forensic Accountant/FBI Agent If the idea of solving mysteries or being involved with legal investigations sounds appealing to you, then becoming a Forensic Accountant might be the right path. Forensic accountants testify in court cases, solve business crimes like corporate fraud or write reports for legal teams to report in court. Forensic accountants work in challenging and exciting environments to solve complex cases.

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