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.
In my first week of busy season, I noticed a strange pattern. I saw two of my co-workers sitting near me routinely using eye drops while working. They let me know that they used them because their eyes could get uncomfortable while using the computer for 11 – 12 hours a day.
This interaction made me wonder about the consequences of staring at a computer screen for very long periods of time, especially while working during the day and studying for the CPA Exam in the evening. So I did a little research.
In today’s day and age, technology and global marketing has transformed the accounting profession. As the profession continues to evolve, so are client expectations and demands.
Many public accounting firms are now offering more varied and specialized areas of service. This not only helps them expand their product offerings, but also to ensure client retention. Here are 5 tips you can use to ensure your firm is doing just that.
We know that as a CPA Exam candidate, you’re going to have questions and concerns regarding the content you’re learning. Whether it’s a difficult topic such as cost accounting or simply the need to understand financial reporting just a little more, it’s important to have access to a tool that will give you expert guidance for all things related to the CPA Exam.