In college, I’d hear professionals talk about the hours they worked during busy season and not quite get it. I understood time — you get in early, you leave late. You work weekends. What’s the big deal, right?
CPAs have considerable professional opportunities within the workforce, which includes deciding to work for a firm that reflects their ideal work environment. We surveyed CPA Candidates and current CPAs to find out what type of environment aligns best with their ideal workplace. We wanted to know how they work and what type of surrounding motivates them. Being happy at work increases long-term success, productivity and inspires greatness. Find out what our survey says about the ideal work environment for CPAs.
What does an ideal work environment look like to you? Let us know in the comments below.
This year, Roger Philipp, CPA, CGMA, was asked to present a session on how to set goals and achieve success. We had a great turn out and met with many accounting students from different colleges and universities across the nation. It was an honor to be able to present at the BAP Annual Meeting and it was a pleasure meeting everyone.
Luckily, if you weren't able to attend or aren't yet a BAP member, we captured Roger's presentation on video! Watch it below to see what Roger's best recommendations are to set realistic goals and achieve success.
Whether you’re considering which route you’d like to take after you obtain your CPA license, or if you’re looking to make a career switch from public accounting to something with more reasonable hours, many accounting professionals don’t normally think about government accounting as their first option.
Should I get a Master's Degree in Accounting? If you're a current accountant, college student, or someone thinking about switching careers into the accounting profession, you have most likely already asked yourself this question--probably multiple times. And if you've come to the conclusion that you would like to pursue this postgraduate degree, another question remains: should you obtain it through live courses or exclusively online?
Every year, tax laws goes through a fluctuation of change. Whether they’re being altered, added, or removed, tax laws are a complexity that every accounting firm needs to stay on top of in order to keep their clients’ businesses up-to-date and compliant.
However, there’s no doubt that the complexity of tax laws can become overwhelming—especially as firms enter busy season.
My first day at the CPA firm started this week! The training has been intense, but everyone has been very nice and understanding. There are almost 40 people in my training class, and I've spent a bit of time getting to know the other new hires and interns.
The age old question for every accounting student or young professional seeking a position in public accounting will ask: “What Line Of Business Should I Choose: Audit or Tax?” For some, the answer is simple. For others, it can be a bit more complicated. So we're here to help break down what each entails and what the pros and cons are.
There's no doubt that many CPA Candidates use social media as a creative, fun, and interactive outlet for venting frustrations when it comes to studying for the CPA Exam, especially on Twitter. So, we thought it would be a great idea to gather some of our favorite Tweets from 2016 that capture what it's like to prepare for the CPA Exam!