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If You Scored 74 or Below on the CPA Exam...

Scores drop, and you find out how you did. Either you feel relieved, or your heart drops too. If you got a 74 or below, you might be feeling that all of your hard work was for nothing. Right back to square one, you go - or so it may feel. The good news is, although not passing is a bit

This is the first step to studying for the CPA Exam

Should you work hard or smart? The answer is both, but you have to constantly refine your routines as working vigorously while maintaining bad habits is counterproductive. The same applies to studying for the CPA exam. So the good news we're offering here is that you should focus less on

Networking: How to thrive as a young accounting professional

The first few years of your career can be difficult to navigate. There's an expectation to be professional to the standard of seasoned pro's without a) having much experience and b) being able to accommodate every expectation as times and common practices have changed. Keeping everyone happy and

Drowning in work? Here's how to get your head above water

We're getting to the point in the year where vacations are catching up to us, and winter workloads are bearing down. New work is put on top of old work, and you'll feel pressure to get it all done at once. New hires are coming in, but they don't know what they're doing, so it'll be expected that

Five Qualities of Mentally Strong Accountants

The new CPA Exam rolling out over the past year didn't come as a surprise, but that doesn't mean it hasn't come without adversity. The new structure better prepares new accountants for the modern professional world, but the shakeup has left CPA students to pioneer a new frontier. Being among the

How to Reach for Resilience After Failing the CPA Exam

People often look around after experiencing a setback and wonder, "What did I do wrong that all these other people did right?" You feel surrounded by individuals who are "making it," but you are coming up short. You may feel jealousy, and think some people don't deserve their success. Or, you'll

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

The Eight Best Towns Where You Wouldn't Think to Look for a Job

The reasons they picked these cities are likely different from those a Forbes or Business Insider would highlight, but it's great to have options. The diversity revolves around opportunity and lifestyle. We liked Outside Magazine's different take on cities they liked for their readers. The

Why Accountants Should Mediate Rather than Dictate the Budget

When you are in charge of making the financial decisions for your company, it can be easy to get into a mode where you call the shots. The problem with this is how people may disagree with you and stray, bend, or push the limits which will ultimately make your job harder. Much like coaching a

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