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The AICPA Blueprints Turn 4 Years Old

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jan 29, 2021 7:45:00 AM

What are the AICPA Blueprints?

Unfortunately, almost nobody knows about these little guys. College professors certainly don’t. I guess they figure the CPA candidates will learn about the blueprints when they take a CPA review course. Well, guess what, most CPA review courses rarely, if ever, even mention the blueprints!

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Tags: Insider, CPA News, CPA Exam Requirements, AICPA, CPA Career

When a Recruiter Calls

Posted by Guest Blogger on Dec 18, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Getting Recruited

Let’s set the scene: you are minding your own business, going through your typical day-to-day routine, when out of the blue, you are called by a recruiter. What should you do? Our first recommendation is to delay! Ask the recruiter if you can schedule a time to talk in a few days as this gives you time to adequately prepare.

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Tags: CPA Job Search, CPA Career

Working from home? What to wear!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Dec 11, 2020 8:13:00 AM
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Tags: CPA Career

How to Have a Successful Zoom Interview

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sep 18, 2020 9:15:00 AM

More and more accounting firms are hiring based on interviews done via video communication rather than interviewing potential candidates in person. Since fall is the prime hiring season within the accounting profession, we want to help you feel prepared for this now-popular type of interview. Career service offices train interviewees on how to excel in an office interview; however, with those going out the door, some new tips and tricks may be helpful.

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Tags: CPA Job Search, effective communication, CPA Career, Accounting Career Advice, accounting career

Stress Less - Part I

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

It's tax season at work, and you are also progressing towards your CPA certification, so it's completely normal to feel some stress right now. But how much pressure are you shouldering? Is it damaging your quality of life?

Don't look back on this season of your life and realize you missed some great days because you were always stressed out.

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Tags: CPA Review Tips, CPA Career, accounting career, Studying

Ring-Buzz-Ding: Handling Technology Distractions

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jan 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

Technology distractions are ubiquitous these days. Studies show that many employees are working a fraction of the time they are on the clock – and technology is not just a distraction in the workplace. This issue begs the question: when you’re studying, what percentage of the time are you productively studying? Have you considered how many times you check your email or answer a text or tap your phone to see if anything popped up? And the problem is not merely the time spent on the device. The constant task-switching itself takes a toll on the effectiveness of your study time because every time you are distracted, it takes additional effort to refocus. 

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Tags: CPA Productivity, CPA Review Tips, Networking, effective communication, CPA Career, Goal Setting, Studying

Do you REALLY need a CPA license?

Posted by Guest Blogger on Feb 23, 2019 8:08:00 AM

In a knowledge economy, having a license to back up your expertise can be the difference between getting the job (or gig, or client) and not. According to NASBA “licensure reassures the client that an individual has kept pace and is, therefore, more capable, reliable, and trustworthy to that client.” (http://tinyurl.com/NASBAlicense)

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Tags: CPA Career, accounting career

When Your Raise Is Denied - What's Next?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Sep 23, 2018 9:24:22 PM

You spent hours upon hours of overtime for your company over the past few months. Hours you could have spent catching up on your favorite shows on Netflix, out for dinners and drinks with friends or training for the half marathon everyone else is running next month. At the time, all of this was part of a plan – that it would all add up to the pay rise you were hoping for at your performance review. You did your due diligence, you outlined multiple positive impacts you made for your company during the peak season, you presented a measurable financial impact, but the answer was, “Sorry, not at this time.”

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Tags: office environment, effective communication, CPA Career, Accounting Career Advice

Your Handshake Matters as Much as Your LinkedIn

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jun 6, 2018 10:02:18 AM

Being a young accountant means having one of the widest fields of career potential in front of you. The profession is in high demand, but supply, especially of CPAs, is struggling to keep up. This favorable job market doesn't mean you should sit back and relax, but rather be ready and treat opportunity as if it were always around the corner. You should be professional to the standard of seasoned pro's, bring the energy of someone new to the industry, and able to meet every expectation as times and common practices have changed. This means your LinkedIn, handshake, Twitter, business card, and Instagram pages should all be kept to a professional standard as they will be scrutinized. The worst thing you can do is impress online and disappoint in person. Keeping everyone happy and making genuine connections can feel intimidating and taxing, but it is possible and worth it.

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Tags: Networking, CPA Career, accounting career

Newlywed CPA Candidate How-To Guide

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 25, 2018 8:52:28 AM

So you just got married – now what?

Congratulations! It is such an exciting time of life. College parties turn into Sunday morning brunches, late Friday nights out turn into coffee dates on Saturday and suddenly everyone around you is getting married, sitting the CPA Exam and having children. Now it is your turn – so what should you be thinking about and what are some of the taxation implications. You are a CPA candidate, so this is right up your alley.

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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, CPA Exam Tips, CPA Career

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