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I Failed the CPA Exam and Survived

Today we are interviewing a successful CPA about her experience failing the CPA exam. Her story is fairly personal, so she wishes to remain anonymous (we'll refer to her as Patricia).

Earning a CPA license is not easy, but not everyone is willing to be candid about their experience. This often

Retrain Your Brain to Thrive During the CPA Exam

Have you walked out of the CPA exam knowing fear negatively impacted your score, even though you studied hard and felt confident about your technical knowledge going into the exam?

You're not alone. In fact, we hear this all the time.

Adaptor, Innovator, and Creator - The Progression of Today's Accountant

There has been a lot of speculation about the fate of the accountant lately. Some have predicted the demise of a career while others have been quick to lift up the profession as more vital now than ever. The one thing that is for sure is the industry is changing, new challenges are arising, and

2017 CPA Exam Testing Windows and Score Release Timeline

 The wait is almost over!

If you sat for the Auditing (AUD), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR), or Regulation (REG) section(s) of the 2017 CPA Exam during the April/May (Q2) testing window, you can expect to receive your score on August 17, 2017. Business Environment and Concpets (BEC)

Get to Know the CPA Exam Blueprints

This year has presented a unique challenge to students looking to pass the CPA Exam - a reformat of the test. While this means new territory and a test unfamiliar to everyone, the AICPA has released a set of blueprints letting students know what to expect, and how to prepare. While this may

How to Approach Score Holds on the 2017 CPA Exam

There is little more that is painful to the CPA hopeful than agonizing over your score after taking the CPA Exam. Months of prep and studying lead up to the exam and then it's a waiting game. For the past couple years this waiting time has been around 10-20 days, depending on when you take the

CPA Exam Students Need to Know These Changes to Task Based Simulations.

You probably already knew about changes happening on the 2017 CPA Exam. Many tried to pack in passing all sections of the CPA Exam last year before anything new rolled out. The thought there was to take the Exam before it changed, so you knew what you'd get, be sure the curriculum you were studying

The "future" changes to the CPA Exam aren't future for much longer.

For the first time since 2011, there are significant changes happening to the CPA Exam. The reformatting of the test is doing more than giving a fresh face to the standardized exam. All the tweaking has been done as a direct response to specific needs in the market and among clients. The changes

Changes Coming to CPA Exam in 2017

Nothing in the professional world stays the same for too long. From the smallest facets to the largest themes in business, change is constant and steady. We've touched on this from the personal aspect - work life balance, vacation time, salary, office settings, and dress codes are showing a lot of

How to Stay Motivated to Study, Especially After a Long Work Day

You've just gotten home after a long day at work. Most everyone else in your situation gets to kick up their feet and relax - or at least gets to do work around the house, cook dinner, and make progress on the endless to-do list every adult has. You, however, must find the motivation to study!