As the worlds leading team of CPA Exam experts, we get asked a lot about which accounting classes to take in college to ensure proper preparation of topics covered on the CPA Exam. There are two parts to answering this question: 1 you must take enough units to meet your jurisdiction's education requirements to sit for the exam, and 2 you must understand the topics tested on the CPA Exam and how to properly select elective courses that cover relevant material. Lets discuss both situations.
Roger CPA Review rates the top 5 accounting schools in the U.S. See which universities made our list! Tomorrow's best CPAs will be graduates of these schools. Is your college accounting program among the best?
Teaching isnt quite what it used to be. Yes, the rulers and belts went to the wayside some time ago - but in this Information Age professors are continuously presented with new teaching challenges. What could possibly be interesting enough to pull away a college student from texting and tweeting? Especially when we are talking accounting classes :)
With the critical shortage of accounting faculty drawing more attention, plans are being implemented to entice more CPA's into doctoral programs. Initiatives such as the Accounting Doctoral Scholars program aim to supply PhD level accounting faculty focused on auditing and tax to universities in desperate need. As we've reported in a previous article, professional organizations and academic institutions have contributed $15 million to fund this ambitious program. While this is certainly a step in the right direction, it shouldn't be considered a cure-all.
By all accounts, teachers are an underappreciated lot. But, accounting teachers have an especially difficult job. The topic, itself, isn't generally considered exciting, and it requires a special type of instructor to create compelling course material that will keep students engaged and learning. Dr. Tim Kizirian knows this better than most. Known for injecting a sense of humor into his accounting and auditing curricula, Dr. Kizirian has been a valuable member of the CSU, Chico business faculty since 2000. As a well known and respected accounting teacher, he can offer a unique perspective on what it takes to make a successful career preparing tomorrow's CPA's.
RCPAR: Thanks for taking the time to interview with us. How long have you been teaching Accounting?
In the quest to become a CPA, passing the CPA Exam isnt the only piece of the puzzle. Passing the ethics exam, getting one or two years of experience and maintaining your license are all part of the process as well. A common question among new CPAs is how to maintain their license. CPAs maintain their license through Continued Professional Education, commonly referred to as CPE.
Fresh from the annual AICPA meeting in New York City, Roger Philipp, CPA, lets us know what kinds of CPA Exam changes and updates to expect. Use this valuable information to guide your decisions when planning your exam date, or starting your CPA Review.
Kicking off the month of August, CPA Exam PASSport examines the topic of mnemonics, or memory aids. Follow along with Roger Philipp, CPA, as he gives you insight into some of his best known mnemonics. Learn how clever songs, rhymes and acronyms can help you pass the CPA Exam!