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Making the FAR Multiple Choice Questions Work for You - Part 2

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 20, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Welcome to part two of our three-part series on how to get the most from your multiple choice question (MCQ) study time. If you missed part one, head here to catch up. If you’ve already read part one but need a little refresher, keep reading.

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Making the FAR Multiple Choice Questions Work for You - Part 1

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 20, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Multiple choice questions (MCQs) are the bane of many a CPA candidate’s existence - they will drill them day in and day out, relying on scores from these practice tests as a measure of readiness.  But there is more than one way to study using MCQs, and this three-part series will give you a better way to utilize your test bank and get more bang for your buck when practicing.

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5 Easy Steps on How to Support Your CPA Candidate

Posted by Carey Levin on Dec 30, 2018 9:54:19 PM

 As a non-CPA, I was floored when learning the requirements to sit for and pass the Uniform CPA Exam. Generally believed to be one of the most challenging accreditation exams in any industry, sitting for the CPA exam represents a tremendous commitment on the part of the candidate, both in terms of time and energy.

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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

What Type of CPA Student Are You?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Mar 28, 2018 4:26:08 PM

Every one of our students has a different style of studying, learning, and tackling the CPA Exam. By this point in your seemingly never-ending-student-career you've no doubt seen every type we're going to talk about. But which one are you? And how could you improve?

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Tags: CPA Exam Tips, AICPA, effective communication, accounting career, CPA Leadership

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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Tags: CPA Exam Tips, AICPA, 2018 CPA Exam, CPA Exam Changes, 2018 CPA Exam, CPA Career, Accounting Career Advice

Four Ways Accountants Can Make the Most of Their Office Layout

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 13, 2017 12:24:50 PM

We all remember the episode of The Office where Jim creates a pencil barrier to keep Dwight's clutter off of his desk. This comical depiction of a shared workspace is good for a laugh but as office spaces become more open it brings to light that personal space is shrinking. You are much less likely to have a quiet area in which to work or call a client, and will find a little too much time is spent interacting with your peers that should be dedicated work time.

Brainstorming productivity around office layouts isn't exactly what accountants or CPA candidates normally focus on. We aren't interior designers and productivity around office layout can seem like high hanging fruit to HR. However, there are some simple suggestions you can make for the office at large and changes you can apply personally to combat shared or small workplaces.

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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, CPA Exam Tips, CPA Review Tips, office environment

Five Qualities of Mentally Strong Accountants

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Aug 23, 2017 1:19:01 PM

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 first wave is a difficult task. No one has been through it before to tell you what it's like or give advice. Even with the blueprints, there is a gray area of what exactly to expect with delayed results, new format, and how the breaks during the test will affect your testing flow and strategy.

While this is a game changer, the good news is some things are the same as always. You'll still take the CPA Exam for the first time; you'll feel out the test, you may pass or not, but as long as you don't give up and do continue to grind away, your goal to become a CPA can come.

But what does it take not to give up, to thrive, and to attain the coveted title of CPA? We've taken note of a few qualities of mentally strong CPA's who've made it through success and failure.

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Tags: CPA Exam Tips, CPA Productivity, AICPA, CPA Exam Scores

Free Access to Professional Literature for the CPA Exam

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jun 23, 2017 1:39:27 PM

Are you worried about research simulations? Don't be.

The AICPA offers a free resource to help you prepare once you receive your NTS (notice to schedule), available by registering here:

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How to Approach Score Holds on the 2017 CPA Exam

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 3, 2017 1:29:00 PM

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 test. For Q2, Q3, and Q4 the longest you could have to wait is four months. Taking the test in April will get you results back by August 17 (AUD, FAR, REG) and 

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