Top 5 Best Accounting Certifications for Your Career

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Choosing the best accounting certification for your career will open the doors to many opportunities that you wouldn’t have access to. The right accounting credential will propel your career forward and allow you to increase your job performance, professional position, and compensation. The problem is that there are so many different certifications for accountants that … Read more

CPA Salary & Compensation

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How Much Do Certified Public Accountants Make? Average Certified Public Accountants (CPA) salaries range from $50,000 to $150,000 depending on the size of the firm and position of the employee. CPAs are fortunate in that they can be relatively assured of job security even in the most turbulent of economic times. Businesses, as well as … Read more

CPA vs. CFA | Which is Better for Your Career?

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A common question is: What is the difference between and CPA and a CFA? Both certifications require a highly-specialized knowledge base, work experience (individual state requirement) and successfully passing multiple parts of a very difficult examination. Both types of professionals are bound to a high level of ethics. Their work responsibilities involve fiduciary responsibility of … Read more

Tax or Audit? – That is the Public Accounting Question

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Audit vs tax is probably the first question that people will start asking you in your senior year of college when it’s time to start thinking about your career. Which do you choose? That’s a joke. You should be thinking about your accounting career path way before your senior year in college. This way you … Read more

How Hard is the CPA Exam?

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Ok. So how difficult is the CPA exam to pass, really? Is it harder than the bar? Let’s be honest. The CPA exam crazy difficult compared to the bar exam. It sucks. Anyone who says it was a piece of cake and they passed by only studying for a few hours is a total liar. … Read more

See the CPA Exam Score Release Dates for 2018

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I can remember taking the CPA and waiting for what seemed like forever to find out if I passed or not. Back in the day, NASBA didn’t have targeted release dates or an online system where you could just login to check your status. You were stuck waiting for a letter to come in the … Read more

5 Reasons Why You are Going to Fail the CPA Exam

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Ok. I admit this headline is a little pessimistic, but it’s really true. I talk with CPA exam candidates all the time who work really hard at studying and end up failing a section by a couple of points. Few things in life are quite as devastating as opening your exam results and seeing a … Read more

5 Tips I Used to Pass the CPA Exam with CPAExcel  (My first time)

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As I’ve mentioned before on my site, I used CPAexcel exclusively to pass the CPA exam on my first try. I’m not going to tell you that it was easy or that I didn’t have to work hard in order to achieve this monumental goal, but Wiley CPAexcel made it much easier to prepare myself for the … Read more

Which CPA Exam Section Should I Take First and Why?

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A lot of people ask me which CPA exam section they should take first. You might be wondering the same thing. Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy. Everyone is different and is better with some subjects and worse with others. Telling everyone to take the same section first doesn’t make a lot of sense. Instead, what … Read more

CPA Exam Format, Sections, and Requirements

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The CPA exam or the Uniform CPA Examination is recognized as one of the most difficult professional exams. Believe me. I know how difficult it is. Six months of studying and four sections later, I passed the entire CPA exam the first time. If you have sat for one section, you know this is no … Read more