Top-5-Tips-for-Submitting-Job-ApplicationsLysern Marcelino, our guest blogger, gives us her top 5 tips on submitting job applications during recruiting season.

See what she has to say about cover letters, starting early, and more!
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I graduated college from San Francisco State in 2010 with a degree in Liberal Studies because I thought I had to get a degree and it didn't matter what it was. Fast forward seven years later and I finally realize what I want to for my career. So, I decided to go back to school for accounting. I always loved the thought of going into the accounting field and now I’m following that dream.

I am currently working two jobs while attending school full-time to obtain my accounting degree to start my new career. While it’s a great deal of work, I’m pushing forward because I want to get my CPA license to better my future and to do something I really enjoy doing.

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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 (non-CPAs) 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. 

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My first attempt to sit for the CPA Exam was in 2007. During that time, I became quickly overwhelmed and a bit discouraged about the whole process.  I was incredibly busy and very focused on starting a family. So, sitting for the CPA Exam became less of a priority in my life.

Today, I’m working full time, my children are older, and I’m ready to get focused and back on track. I’m feeling much more confident about studying for and passing the CPA Exam and will do whatever it takes to be successful this time. 

Passing the CPA Exam will help me further my career and take the next steps forward in my CPA journey.

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Mitchell Minuto passed the CPA Exam on his first try with an average score of 85. See how he did it with Roger CPA Review all while pursuing his MBA degree and working as a graduate assistant with his business college. He is now an incoming Audit Associate at Grant Thornton. 

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Every year, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) hosts the American Professional Accounting Certification Providers Association (APACPA) meeting—giving CPA Review providers a chance to learn more about their findings on how candidates are performing on the exam, as well as what their plans are for the upcoming year. 

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Fall Recruiting season is almost upon us. Accounting firms are getting ready to start visiting campuses in search of new talent. Recruiting season goes by so quickly and can be a stressful time for people looking to secure opportunities. If you're in a position to talk to the different firms and potentially evaluate multiple offers in the end, here are some things to consider when making your final choice.

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In 2016, the FASB issued ASC 842 updating the accounting treatment of leases. The goal of the update was to provide more transparency and comparability among companies regarding lease assets and liabilities. To help ease the transition, the Board has allowed entities time to adopt the new leases standard.

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Every year, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) releases CPA Exam candidate data in an annual report. Recently, NASBA published the "2017 Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination", and while there is plenty of interesting data worth mentioning, here are a few that resonated with us the most. 


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