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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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CPA Exam Test Day Tips

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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CMA Exam Day Tips

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 to Become a CPA: You’ll Need to Know, Trust Us

How to Become a CPA: You’ll Need to Know, Trust Us

So you want to become a CPA do you? Good for you. You’ll be performing internal and external audits, advising clients on taxes and other financial matters and getting paid more than you’re likely making now. You’ll also have the respect of family, friends, and...

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Steps to Becoming an Enrolled Agent

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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Why You Should Become an Enrolled Agent

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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Cost of Becoming a CPA

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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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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