Recruiting season is my favorite season of the year; forget spring and summer! But while recruiting season is a lot of fun and really helps you get your foot in the door for your career, needless to say, it can also be stressful. For many accounting students, this is your time to shine and really ensure that you have a job after you graduate. But luckily, I've lived through it enough to help you navigate it smoothly and easily. And one of my top pieces of advice is to start preparing for recruiting season in the summer--while you still have time.
Passing the CPA Exam is critical to both individual and organizational success. However, the process is often talked about by sharing mutual war stories. With content described as a “mile wide and an inch deep,” the Exam is usually discussed as an intimidating battle of endurance.
But what if there was a way to permanently change that narrative? What if there was a way to make the process less time consuming and more efficient by using successful students’ past behavior to forecast the likely future behavior candidates need to pass? Seems impossible, right? Welcome to the impossible!
Every year, Roger CPA Review awards over $500,000 in course scholarships to CPA Exam candidates across the nation to support our mission of empowering future accountants to achieve their career goals. We're excited to announce that we're currently accepting applications for our 2018 Scholarship program!
Submissions will be considered based on academic merit, involvement, situation, and need. Each applicant will be eligible to receive a course scholarship varying from $250-$1,699. All are encouraged to apply.
The accounting profession is ever-changing and rapidly evolving. Advances in accounting technology have increased the rate of innovation, providing immense digital implications on traditional accounting processes. How will these changes affect the accounting profession and, more specifically, how do we prepare our next generation of CPAs to embrace and successfully navigate this changing landscape?
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Yvonne Hinson, CPA, CGMA, from the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA), to touch upon some of these issues and get her take on what skills accounting graduates will need to be successful in their careers and how the profession can nurture that success.
Roger CPA Review: As I was researching your academic and professional career, I started to wonder: What inspired you to major in accounting as an undergraduate student?
It’s no secret that the public accounting busy season requires accounting professionals to spend around 60+ hours a week at work each year starting in January and going into April. But this is the norm for public accountants who learn to adjust their work-life balance and embrace the hectic pace of life during their firm’s peak time.
The good news is that most accounting firms work diligently to ensure their staff are taken care of during the long hours and late nights at work. With the 2018 busy season ending, we sat down with Julia Thompson-Calio, PHR, Senior HR Generalist at Baker Tilly to find out what Baker Tilly did for their staff during the 2018 busy season to help provide some relief for their staff.
When it comes to developing your personal brand as an accountant or as an accounting student, one of the key steps is cultivating an online presence. Your prospective clients and employer will be looking to the internet to see if you can provide the service they need.
If you’re planning on taking the CPA Exam in 2018, it’s important to consider sitting for the REG section of the Exam now. Why? The new tax bill passed in December of last year will be eligible for testing on REG beginning January 1, 2019. At that time, CPA Candidates won’t only need to understand the facets of the new tax bill, but also how to apply it to real life situations—all of which will be new information and material topics included on the REG section next year. Therefore, sitting for REG before these monumental changes occur is highly recommended.