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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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What Are the Best Cities for Accountants?

What Are the Best Cities for Accountants?

One of the supreme benefits of being an accountant is that… you’re needed everywhere! And, if you’ve passed the CPA exam, you’re even more in demand. I’m sure you’ve heard your doctor and nurse friends talking about how they “can work anywhere” as they describe their future Hawaii apartment.

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How to Study for the CPA Amidst the “420” Celebrations

How to Study for the CPA Amidst the “420” Celebrations

Studying plans going up in smoke? Trying to focus but there’s a bunch of people “getting lit” outside of your abode? It’s not easy to get your accounting grind on when it seems like everyone else is enjoying themselves—amortization or a more fun vacation?

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How to Recover from a CPA Exam Failure

How to Recover from a CPA Exam Failure

Failing the CPA Exam can be devastating. And while the exam is notoriously difficult with a pass rate often below 50%, there’s really only one way to look at why you failed: you didn’t properly prepare for the exam. That’s a hard truth to accept in the face of...

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How the CPA Exam Is Scored

How the CPA Exam Is Scored

Passing the CPA Exam requires a score of 75, which is gained in a rather complex and interesting manner. We’ve gathered the information on how the exam is scored directly from the AICPA.

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