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CMA Exam Day Tips

You're coming up on the final days of studying and it’s almost time to sit for the real deal. After sending IMA the required fees and spending months studying with a test prep review course, are you ready to take on the CMA Exam? Let’s make sure you know exactly what...

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How Much Money Can You Make as an Enrolled Agent (EA)?

Do you like playing with numbers and preparing your own income taxes? If you answered yes, then a career as an Enrolled Agent is right up your alley. Many people think of CPAs when considering a career in finance or accounting, but the role of an EA is another job...

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CIA Exam Parts: Which Order Should You Take Them?

In 2016, the passing rate for the Certified Internal Auditor exam was only 40%, making it one of the hardest credentialing exams in accounting. However, which CIA exam part is the hardest and which part should be taken first? You will need to understand the format and...

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CIA Exam Day Tips: Make Sure You Pass

So you’re going for your Certified Internal Auditor title, the highest designation offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). You’ve completed your degree, spent a couple of years working with internal audits, and aggressively studied for the past couple...

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Cost of Becoming a CPA

  So you want to be a CPA and join all the cool kids in the cafeteria, huh? That’s a wise move, my friend. There’s plenty of prestige to be had from getting your CPA license and quite a career that comes with the title. And when you whip out your business card,...

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CPA Exam Test Day Tips

CPA exam day is fast approaching and you’re probably filled with a combination of excitement, fear, dread, and maybe some nervous laughter. That’s perfectly normal and expected. But let’s quell some of those misgivings and go over a few CPA Exam test day tips. You’ve...

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Why Become a CPA?

The CPA Exam—notoriously difficult and not exactly cheap—once passed, confers a Certified Public Accountant license upon the taker of said exam. To get those three little letters after your name, you’ll have to do well in school, earn that bachelor’s, likely complete...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Become a CIA

Why would you want to become a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)? It requires years of hard work experience and an intimidating certification exam. However, the benefits and opportunities are definitely worth the sacrifices CIA candidates make in order to achieve this...

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Using the EA Test Prep Software

The Gryfin Enrolled Agent course has been created with smart study habits in mind. The EA Exam is tricky and not everyone can pass, but there are ways that Gryfin can optimize your studies so that you are learning effectively and efficiently. Stick to a Study Schedule...

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CIA Exam Changes: IPPF Content Adjustments from the IIA

You may have heard about the changes to the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), but what exactly are these changes and why are they happening? With today’s fast-paced business environment, the associated risks are only accelerating. In order for...

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Why You Don’t Need a Three Piece Suit to be a CPA

Being a CPA is more than just looking good in a nice suit, rubbing elbows with a firm’s partners, and leaving four-figure tips on company meal outings. But if you’re looking for that lifestyle, Patrick Bateman and his sweet business cards are waiting at one of the Big...

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How the CIA Exam Is Scored

The Certified Internal Auditor Exam (CIA) is graded in a similar manner to other accounting exams, but there are some notable differences. Your score can fall anywhere in the range of 250 to 750, but to pass the CIA Exam you need a minimum score of 600. But how...

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A Worldly Perspective on CISA

The number of people with CISA certifications has risen steadily since the creation of the cert in 1978. And the need for those with CISA certs is far outpacing the rate at which people obtain CISA certification. Our world is becoming more and more connected. The...

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Why You Should Become an Enrolled Agent

Whether you are already be working as a tax preparer or are considering a whole new career path, the job of an Enrolled Agent (EA) has many benefits. Let’s take a look at the main reasons why it could be the best thing for your future as a tax professional to become...

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Steps to Becoming an Enrolled Agent

The process to become an EA is not nearly as complicated as other public accounting licenses, such as the CPA. Since you don’t need a college degree background as a tax professional to sit for the Enrolled Agent exam, the steps are pretty straightforward. But to gain...

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Who Actually Writes the CPA Exam? Seriously, Who?

Have you been studying for the grueling CPA Exam, pouring through the exciting topics of amortization of bonds and tax credits while burning the midnight oil? Has studying for this exam become your sole purpose for breathing lately? Or are you finishing up college,...

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How Much Can You Expect to Make With a CIA Certification?

A CIA certification adds significant value to your career standing. Once you’ve passed the exam and are an official Certified Internal Auditor in the eyes of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), you will gain more respect and, of course, a higher salary. So much...

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5 Types of People Who Should Definitely Take the CISA Exam

Have you been wondering whether you should take the CISA Exam? There’s probably tons of people and plenty of articles that give you more than enough reasons why you should seek to become CISA certified. But should you? Instead of looking at reasons why, let’s look at...

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