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Is It Easy to Get a CIA Certification?

Before you start you CIA journey, you are going to need to know just how tough it is to get this coveted certification. The best way to do gauge the CIA Exam’s difficulty is to compare it to other popular accounting qualifications, most notably the CPA. Let’s take a...

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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, are you ready to take on the CMA Exam? Let’s make sure you know exactly what you are walking into and how...

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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 and an intimidating certification exam. However, the benefits and opportunities are definitely worth the sacrifices you make in order to achieve this prestigious title. If...

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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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CIA Exam Parts: Which Order Should You Select?

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

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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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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, those...

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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 becoming an EA could be the best thing for your future. Gain Respect and...

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Steps to Becoming an Enrolled Agent

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

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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, you will gain more respect and of course, a higher salary. So much so that internal auditors without their certifications...

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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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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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How Much Can You Expect to Make as an Enrolled Agent?

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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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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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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