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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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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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