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.
Over the last 20+ years, advancements in technology have influenced consumer buying habits and how consumers engage with companies. This fundamental shift in consumer behavior and the overall decision-making process has many accounting firms considering new ways of marketing and engaging with their clients to keep up with current business best practices.
Time is a precious commodity; especially if you’re studying for the CPA Exam while going to school or holding down a full-time job. Prioritizing your goals will help you efficiently spend your limited time, making you a goal-achieving machine.
The employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from now until 2024, revealing just how high in demand accountants are across all job occupations. This is great news not only for those looking to obtain a position in the profession, but also means that the outlook for the U.S. economy is growing. As a result, more accountants will be needed to prepare and examine financial records.
So if you're on your way to become a CPA and are thinking about ways to expand your professional opportunities, here are some of the top high paying jobs in the industry that you can consider as you pave the path for your career in accounting.
For many CPA Exam candidates, one of the most difficult things about passing the CPA Exam is the sheer amount of dedication it takes to study all the topics it covers. However, perhaps something that is less talked about, but equally difficult in the exam journey, is the self-doubt that candidates can sometimes have in their ability to actually pass.