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A Day In the Life of a Radically Cool CPA

A Day In the Life of a Radically Cool CPA

You woke up. You got out of bed. You dragged a comb across your head. You found your way downstairs and drank a cup. You followed the rest of the “A Day In the Life” from the Beatles to a T. But, how does the rest of the day go for a radically cool CPA? The answer may...

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A Worldly Perspective on CISA

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 Become CISA Certified?

Why Become CISA Certified?

If you’re sitting on the fence about whether it’s worth becoming CISA certified, then get off the fence already. Seriously, it’s more than worth it. Need a little nudging? Okay, let’s nudge you along; it won’t take much.

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How to Save $$$ on CIA Exam Fees

How to Save $$$ on CIA Exam Fees

Unfortunately, like most things, the CIA certification is not free. Even though the financial benefits that come with the prestigious title make up for the fees in the big picture, the CIA process is still an investment. Let’s see how you can become a CIA and save...

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How the CIA Exam Is Scored

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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EA vs AFSP: What’s the Difference?

EA vs AFSP: What’s the Difference?

You may have heard of an EA or the AFSP, but what is the difference between the two? Let’s take a deeper look at what exactly each of these titles mean and the differences between the two.

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

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

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 to Create a CPA Exam Study Plan for a Busy Schedule

How to Create a CPA Exam Study Plan for a Busy Schedule

Do you have a rent-free situation? Is your savings account large enough to sustain you for the next year without having to work? Do you have, for all intents and purposes, all the time in the world? If you can answer yes to these questions, then read no further....

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Why Become a CPA?

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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CIA Exam Parts: Which Order Should You Take Them?

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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CPA Exam Application Process

CPA Exam Application Process

The CPA Exam application process is a little arduous and can be somewhat of a pain in the ass. It’s a good precursor to tell if you’re ready or not to commit to becoming a CPA. So let’s walk down this treacherous path together and make sure you’re properly prepared to...

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5 Types of People Who Should Definitely Take the CISA Exam

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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Using the EA Test Prep Software

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 Day Tips: Make Sure You Pass

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

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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CIA Exam Changes: IPPF Content Adjustments from the IIA

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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What’s the Worst EA Exam Section?

What’s the Worst EA Exam Section?

This is a tough question to answer since it is so subjective, BUT LET’S DO SO ANYWAY. The EA Exam (also known as the SEE Exam), is made up of three different sections: Part 1 is individual tax, Part 2 is business tax, and Part 3 is representation, practices, and...

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Who Actually Writes the CPA Exam? Seriously, Who?

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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10 Reasons Why You Should Become a CIA

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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