Enrolled Agent vs CPA: Which One is Better for You?

If you are a tax professional that wants to advance your career, it can be difficult to choose from the alphabet soup of certifications available. Two popular choices are the CPA and EA, but which one is better? Both are great accounting certifications that will help you get promoted, earn a higher salary, and guide your career in tax preparation, but which one should you get? Let’s compare each one and see which is right…

How to Apply for the CPA Exam Internationally

The CPA application process is confusing for all, and international candidates often don’t know where to begin. How does one go about the CPA exam application process if you’re not even living in the United States? Don’t worry, the application process is pretty much the same for all exam candidates, no matter where in the world you are living. I am going to break down how the Uniform CPA exam works on an international level…

6 Things 1st Year Audit Associates Should Know

Expect the unexpected. It’s pretty hard to pinpoint a day in the life of a first year Audit Associate because no two days will ever be alike. Ever! Every day is different with new situations with multiple different clients. I think that’s the best part of being part of an audit team. You can’t really say what we do is boring because we always have to be on our toes with whatever may arise. As…

21 Things You’ll Learn Studying For the CPA

When I first started studying for the CPA exams, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I found it really surprising how much you learn while studying for the CPA exam. Not even just what you’re learning from textbooks but what you learn about yourself at the same time. Here are 21 things that I learned while doing my exam review that you’ll most likely find out for yourself: The exams are…

Does it Matter if I Barely Passed the CPA Exam?

The Uniform CPA Examination tests entry level knowledge required to be a Certified Public Accountant. However, getting a perfect score of 99 doesn’t mean you will be a better CPA than someone who got a 75. So don’t beat yourself up if you didn’t get a higher score when you pass! The magical 75 proves that you put in the exact amount of study time needed to pass. Your exact CPA exam score has little…

CPA Requirements By State

Requirements to become a CPA are determined based on the 55 U.S. jurisdictions (all 50 states, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington D.C.) as well as the different boards of accountancy. Hence, the application process involves meeting the specific eligibility requirements (credit hours, educational requirements, etc.) set forth by that state board of accountancy in which you applied.  Please refer here for your State Board of Accountancy. The following is…

CPA Exam Stats and Facts

We’re accountants! So obviously we need our reliable documentation to support our conclusions. Whether you are on the fence about becoming a CPA or have already started studying, here are some useful facts and statistics to help shed some light on what you are up against! CPA Exam Testing Windows Every third month of the quarter is a blackout month when CPA exams cannot be taken.  Quarter Testing Windows Blackout Month 1 January February March…