Accounting students who are about to graduate from college have a big decision to make before starting their careers - will they choose public or private accounting. The answer to this question will determine their entry-level position and possible career trajectory.
As CPA Exam candidates, we may not all go toward the same career path. But one thing I think we can all agree on is that starting a new job is tough. And starting a new job that involves technical accounting skills, especially if you're just applying them for the first time, can be tougher. In the accounting profession, it's important to learn how to accept constructive feedback or criticism gracefully as you start in a new position or new company.
Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate once said, "We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced."
In honor of International Women's Day, we wanted to recognize how far equal rights for women has come. And although there's still work to be done in this arena, there's no doubt that progress continues to be on the horizon.
Therefore, we can't forget the many who have forged this path for us in the past, and how we can all play a part in continuing to do so in the present and future. Here are some great tips from powerful women to inspire all other women in redefining gender roles.
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Roger CPA Review | 0 Comments
Any type of major transition from one thing to the next requires adequate planning, troubleshooting, and an allotment of time before the switch is seamlessly made. It goes without saying, then, that this logic also applies to the CPA Exam, and touches on all parties involved, including the AICPA, NASBA, CPA Exam review providers, and of course—CPA Exam candidates.
If you haven’t heard by now, the next version of the CPA Exam launches on April 1st. The overall administration and structure of the exam are changing as well as a significant shift in focus to testing higher order skills. With all the CPA Exam changes and updates, one minor but noteworthy administrative change to the exam could cause you to forfeit your exam if not followed properly.
It happens to the best of us. You study for hours on end, take your exam, and stay up until 1am waiting for score release only to discover that you didn't pass. You may have felt disappointed, frustrated, anxious, or all the above.
The AICPA recently hosted “Lunch and Learn - The Next CPA Exam” Web event where participants learned more about 2017 CPA Exam content and blueprints, item types, testlet structure and scoring, as well as scheduling and other test administration topics. During the Web Event, participants were polled on various topics - one of which was how well candidates understand and are aware of the CPA Exam Blueprints.
The results? 64% of the participants had not heard of the Blueprints until the Web Event.
Hi. My name is Lawrence Otremba. I'm the one on the far left in the photo below. My road to passing the CPA exam is not typical. I graduated from Gettysburg College in 1997 with a degree in Economics. I got a job right out of college working as an analyst at an economic consulting firm in Washington DC. I always had financial statements to review and quickly realized I wanted more training in accounting.