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Increase your professional potential by becoming a great icebreaker

When it comes to generating new business, it's going to be those who are not only proactive but also proficient at building relationships with individuals and companies. How do you prepare for the initial conversation? What's the best way to earn trust and show the value you bring? Beginning this

How to successfully transition into your first accounting job

When you're a bleary-eyed sweatpant-clad student studying for the CPA exam, it can be hard to imagine wearing a suit and tie the next month. In fact, it can be hard to take on a lot of the new responsibilities and different atmospheres that come with the job. The focus changes on getting a 75 or

How to avoid damaging your retirement savings from a young age

Most of us grew up watching our grandparents retire and enjoy their golden years vacationing around the world or relaxing at home. We had nights spent getting spoiled and weekend getaways (let's be real, our parents were dumping us off) that we loved and will cherish forever. The thing is, this

What your company can learn from the United Airline Fiasco

By now you've seen the footage and the onslaught of upset posts, tweets, memes, and even a spot on Jimmy Kimmel of United's violent handling of a customer last week. In case you're not very familiar, United had a completely booked flight and was trying to make room for four employees to get on the

How to do more than survive busy season and studying for the CPA Exam

Being a CPA is only one part of your life - most look forward to raising families, having friends, and trying to find personal and professional fulfillment at the same time. Doing all of this during and dedicating a large portion of your life studying for the exam is daunting, but very possible.

Busy season isn't the only season for the CPA

Becoming a CPA comes with the stigma of March and April being the time of year you work the hardest, but also with the lie that this is the only time of year they need you. Many think of their relationship with you as a once-a-year check-up to make sure they've crossed their T's and dotted their

The New CPA Exam Changes are Officially Here

The CPA Exam world has been buzzing for the past year about changes to the exam by the AICPA to be instituted in 2017. Time for speculation or fitting in the exam before the new format was applied has officially passed. The purpose of this new structure is to prepare better young CPA's to enter the

Stress and the CPA

It is that time of year again. All your friends and family know the going has gotten tough. Busy season reaching it's peak. The good thing is that you've proved you can hack it. Getting through college and into a career in the accounting field requires sacrifice, hard work, long study hours,

How to quit your job

The current professional environment has led to markedly different aspects regarding a career - specifically the ability to change jobs. Faster advancement in technology has meant an increasingly competitive job field, more opportunity to advance or fall behind, and greater capacity to explore your

Becoming an International CPA

This up and coming generation in the work force has a different set of interests than any before them. Not only is this generation the first to grow up with the internet, readliy accessing information from all over the globe, they are the first to see other people's lives instantaniously through