(Excerpted from the 2009 Roger CPA Review AUDIT text book)

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Besides being filled with Ramen noodle dinners and crazy roommates, college is a time of tough work, diligence, time management, and hard studying. CPA Candidates who have been out of school for a few years often find it hard to transition back into that "school mode" of cracking the books. The study techniques learned in college can be applied years after the fact to help you get the most of your study time and put your nose to the grind.

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Just a short little message today to check out our latest podcast! In addition to all the great videos we put up on the blog and youtube, our podcast subscribers will be the first to get some of our exclusive video content each month (For October that means first look at our new video on the 10 things you may not know about the CPA Exam).

Podcasts are a great way to get exciting, up to date information that you can watch at the gym, on the subway, or waiting for your pumpkin spice latte.

Check it out here: CPA Exam Preparation Podcast

ps. It's got a special theme - have a Happy Halloween!

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A must watch for CPA Exam Candidates! Becoming a CPA is difficult, but you can make it easier by breaking the process down into its four basic steps. Learn what it takes to become a licensed CPA, from qualifying to take the CPA Exam, to applying and meeting state requirements. Discover the basics of taking the CPA Exam and find out how to gain licensure. Filmed in the style of classroom and instructional videos from the 1970's, Four Steps to Becoming a CPA is certain to be an educational classic for years to come.

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For all of the CPA Exam tips, tricks, news, debates, updates, information, etc. etc. etc. that we provide our readers here at the CPA Exam Preparation Blog, I don't think that we have ever truly broken down the structure of the CPA Exam and what makes up the grueling 14 hours that students will have to endure in testing.

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require all CPAs in California licensed after 2014 to meet a 150 unit college education requirement. Currently, under California's "Pathway 1", a candidate can be licensed with a minimum of 120 units, but must meet the 150 unit requirement for their license to be valid in other juristictions. Under the new legislation, all CPA's applying for a license as of 2014 will need 150 units and "Pathway 1" will no longer be an option. However, CPA licenses aquired before 2014 will still be valid.

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We all know that you are becoming a CPA because of a pure, passionate, innocent love of the industry right? The thought of an early morning audit, the smell of fresh balance sheets, the very notion of Excel. I mean, there is no way that anyone would consider becoming an accountant just for the dolla dolla bills (would they?). But regardless, we field a lot of questions here at Roger about the starting salary of CPAs versus non CPAs, or what a new hire can expect to be earning in 5, 10, or 20 years. That is if they don't have a

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Test Drive Roger Tomorrow!

You wouldn't buy a car without test-driving it first. Why would you choose a CPA Review course that didn't allow you to sample a class? This is a major investment in your future, and it's important that you find the right course for you. That's why we are opening our classroom doors and inviting you and your friends to sit in on a class. Visit any of our locations TOMORROW, and 10:15 am for Food, Raffle, Course Discounts and a Test-Drive with Roger!

Please RSVP to save your spot!

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(Excerpted from the 2009 Roger CPA Review AUDIT textbook)

The steps in planning an audit include (Planning Procedures):

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cpa-accounting-careerAs children, we spend our early years proudly proclaiming our plans of becoming something glamorous like an astronaut, a movie star or even a driver for NASCAR. I know I was constantly practicing 4 Non Blondes' "What's Up?" in order to prepare for my future career as a lead singer in a band. Looking back, I don't remember too many of my sandbox companions sharing their dreams of leases, pensions and bonds, and my guess is that not too many youngsters did. However, as bright, eager minds enter their college years, one of the top degree choices is in Accounting.

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