CPA Information

How the CPA Exam Is Scored

Passing the Certified Public Accountant exam requires a score of 75, which is gained in a rather complex and interesting manner. But how does the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) calculate this score? Is it 1-to-1 per question…

Free CPA Exam Questions

Preparing for the CPA exam can be an expensive endeavor. Prep courses and study guides tend to cost a lot of money; since you likely haven’t started your career yet, it might cost money that you don’t have.  That’s why it’s so important to…
CPA Exam Stats & Facts

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…
CPA Requirements by State

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…
Does it Matter if I Barely Pass the CPA Exam?

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…
21 Things You'll Learn Studying for the CPA Exam

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…
6 Thinks 1st Year Audit Associates Should Know

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…
How to Apply for the CPA Exam Internationally

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…
EA vs CPA: Which one is Better for You?

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…

Best Cities for CPAs

Where are the best places to work as a CPA? How about the best places to actually LIVE with an accounting degree? The answers depend on your personal preferences, and the current job market. When evaluating the best cities for CPAs, average salary…

How Hard is the CPA Exam?

The CPA Examination is considered to be one of the most difficult credentialing exams for professionals. It requires hundreds of hours of study time to pass, and it’s long.  You may have heard many intimidating details about the exam and…
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