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Fresh Look Coming to CPA Exam in April 2018 [Q2 2018]

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jan 26, 2018 3:05:38 PM

Accountants live in a world of constant change. Whether it is changing demands in our companies, changes to government regulations, or changes in technology, we are consistently adapting to new rules and practices in order to better serve our clients.

The AICPA announced this month that they will be introducing new technology that they hope will enhance the testing experience for CPA candidates. A year after refreshing the content in the exam to more closely match the type of work a newly licensed CPA would perform, new software for the CPA exam will be introduced on April 1, 2018. Let’s take a look through some of the changes and how it will affect you as a CPA exam participant.

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5 Qualities of Great CPA Students

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jan 22, 2018 1:52:40 PM

The changes to the 2017 CPA Exam brought about challenges and adversity. The new structure aims to help new accountants apply their knowledge to the modern professional world, but the shakeup has left CPA students to navigate a new frontier. Being among the first wave was a difficult task for many.

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A Field Guide to Busy Season, Studying for the CPA Exam, and Staying Sane

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jan 4, 2018 1:29:16 PM

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.

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2018, The Year You Get Your CPA?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jan 1, 2018 6:34:58 PM

The Holidays are officially over and now we have a fresh year to work with. The beginning of the year can be a little intimidating with all the ideas and talk of goals. People usually want to improve situations with their health, money, family, and work. For many of you, a large goal for 2018 is to get your CPA. The hard part about many goals is the thoughts in our head of “will this work?” and “is this actually the year it'll happen?”. Whether you're dreaming big or staying practical, there is risk associated with asking more of yourself. Goals mean admitting you are not where you would like to be and want to challenge yourself to get there. Goals mean you care. Goals, however, are not guarantees.

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CPA Exam Scores are Coming Out... Are You Ready?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Dec 6, 2017 2:58:19 PM

Your nerves might be a little high with exam results about to (finally) drop. Our guts turn, and we get nervous because the high standards we set for ourselves and the high standards, it takes to pass the CPA Exam. Don’t take this the wrong way; high standards will get you far. They motivate you to a high quality of life and inspire others to follow suit. However, the bar being set so high means there will likely be some times where you don't clear it. Reality can hit hard when a mishap comes. Life hiccups and things don’t go as planned. There is a blank feeling, some emptiness, and a bit of embarrassment.

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So You are Thinking About Taking the CPA Exam...

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 15, 2017 12:20:54 PM

Let's not sugar coat it - taking the CPA Exam to get your license is a long and difficult road. One of the hardest parts of the process is starting along that road. When it comes to difficulty, the CPA Exam is head and shoulders above many other licensure exams. Even those who passed can sound discouraging as they reflect on the process they went through. Once you start to look at the passing rates of students taking the exam, the time put in, and the sacrifices, you begin to understand. Going after a change in your professional career is going to change your personal life as well for a while.

The first thing we encourage our students to do is take a step back and realize, as hard as the exam is to study for and pass, plenty of people are doing it and you can too. Even the successful CPA's who sound discouraging will tell you it's worth it. They are just trying to be honest. The second thing we ask students to do analyze is how they study. Take a look at works or doesn't work. Regularly updating the teaching style according to your learning style is crucial. At Yaeger, we're about more than repetition and focus on application as well because quality matters over quantity. This is especially important after the changes that came to the exam this past year.

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