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    CPA Exam Failure: Three Things you Should do to get Back on Track

    CPA Exam Failure: Three Things you Should do to get Back on Track
    Your heart races with anxiety as the score page from NASBA loads. Nothing. Well, nothing except Error: Score not found. Please verify Section ID Number and Date of Birth format and re-submit, which is the same thing it has said the past five times you’ve checked in the last hour. A few minutes of casual internet browsing pass and you come ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    10 Excel Secrets Everyone Should Know

    Excel is one of those programs. Sometimes it seems as though it's perfectly harmless and easy - until you accidentally hit enter and erase all the data you just spent the entire day creating. With the help of featured writer Richard Rinyai, we've put together this 10 Excel pro tips that will help you do your job better, faster, and give ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Debunking the CPA Exam's Urban Legends

    Debunking the CPA Exam's Urban Legends
    Is it true that the CPA exam is graded on a curve? That candidates should request a "regrade" if they fail by the narrowest of margins? That "real-time" score reporting is on the horizon? No, no and no. Passing the CPA exam is tough enough without having to navigate the minefield of myths that persist about how the exam is administered, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Top 9 CPA Exam Review Programs

    Top 9 CPA Exam Review Programs
    To become a CPA you'll probably need five years of college, an affinity for numbers and some work experience in the field of accounting. You'll also need to pass the four-part CPA Exam, which means you'll have to study. And study. And study. Preparing for the CPA Exam isn't something you do alone, either. It might not seem like the most ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    CPA Exam Changes in 2010 - What You Need to Know

    CPA Exam Changes in 2010 - What You Need to Know
    I attended a meeting with the AICPA examination team in New York City this morning where they discussed the changes to the CPA Exam in 2010. In attendance were representatives from all of the major CPA exam review courses along with myself and a few others. Here is what I learned about what you can expect on the CPA Exam in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Nebraska Certified Public Accountants Can Now Report Education Hours with New Online System

    Nebraska Certified Public Accountants Can Now Report Education Hours with New Online System
    The Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy worked together with Nebraska.gov to re-design the Continuing Professional Education Program for Certified Public Accountants (CPA). The newly designed program offers features that will easily assist CPA's in reporting their education hours online. The new system is available at http://www.nbpa.ne.gov/. The purpose of the Continuing Professional Education is to assist Certified Public Accountants in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job

    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job
    The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, and you could swear you went to sleep five minutes ago. First a quick shower, followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due tonight over coffee and breakfast — if there’s time. Then it’s off to work, a solid eight-plus hours of time where you’re busy with reports, meetings and other assorted ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Changes Ahead for CPA Certification

    Changes Ahead for CPA Certification
    Whether you’re already a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or looking to become one, three proposed changes in the rules governing CPAs could have a major influence on your career. State accounting boards are considering (and in some cases have already made) changes in three areas of accounting certification: mobility, testing and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Out-of-State Clients Since states license ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Passing the CPA Exam: The Most Important Choice You’ll Make

    Passing the CPA Exam: The Most Important Choice You’ll Make
    I know the single, most important factor in whether or not you will pass the CPA exam. It’s not the type of review materials you choose, the quality of your college professors, or your natural accounting abilities, although those are all important. Whether or not you pass the CPA exam depends on one thing: a choice. Before I began studying for ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    IFRS Education: Why Accountants Should Get It Before It’s Hot

    IFRS Education: Why Accountants Should Get It Before It’s Hot
    As the largest public companies in America begin their transition from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), they’re going to need accountants to show them the way. Just over 100 of the largest public companies will be eligible to file IFRS statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission starting in December 2009. “They’re the largest employers ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is the CFA Right for You?

    Is the CFA Right for You?
    Earning the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation can move your resume to the top of the pile in extremely competitive fields, including portfolio management, investment banking, business development, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. The catch is that to earn the CFA, you must pass a grueling, three-part exam. “When I see a candidate with a CFA, it brings to my mind ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Material Tested on the CPA Exam, by Section

    Material Tested on the CPA Exam, by Section
    As you prepare for the exam, it’s important that you understand the breakdown of the material covered in each section. A good review course will naturally guide you through that, but you will probably need to tweak your schedule slightly based on your background, strengths, and weaknesses. For example, in college I was not able to take a Government and Non-profit ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Sorting Out the Options in Accounting Education

    Sorting Out the Options in Accounting Education
    Accounting is hot, but if you want to move into the field without getting burned, it’s important to choose the right educational program. Your choices include an accounting certificate, a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Each takes you to a different career starting point. Certificate: A Good Start An accounting certificate provides the baseline education for an entry-level accounting job. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Bets to Prep for the CPA Exam

    Best Bets to Prep for the CPA Exam
    You can do it online, in person or by watching a DVD. No, it's not a close encounter of the personal kind -- it's preparing for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. Pass the CPA test, fulfill education and experience requirements, and you qualify as a CPA in the 50 states, Washington, DC, and the US territories. [widget:cpa_exam_tips] However, the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    CPA Exam FAQ's

    CPA Exam FAQ's
    Each state has its own Board of Accountancy, and most have a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding their state's CPA exam. Since most of the states have gone to extremely similar test requirements and formats, LedgerLink is using the FAQ list from the California Board of Accountancy as an example of what you can expect when you take ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    CPA Exam: What to Expect on Exam Day

    CPA Exam: What to Expect on Exam Day
    There are many people who read this site who have already sat for at least one section of the CPA Exam. However, there are many people who are getting ready to sit for the first time and don’t know what to expect. This is a list of things that I learned over the course of my (long) journey to being a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How an MBA Can Help You

    How an MBA Can Help You
    Credibility. Confidence. A big-picture perspective. Appreciation for other points of view. That's what MBAs say when asked what the degree has done for them. "It gave me a broad perspective of the business world -- how the economy works [and] how my industry works," says Susan Odegaard Turner, founder of Thousand Oaks, California-based consultancy Turner Healthcare Associates. Her MBA, from California ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Tips for Passing the CPA Exam

    5 Tips for Passing the CPA Exam
    Passing the CPA exam will not be easy, but if you follow these five important rules, you will significantly increase your chances. 1. Make a study schedule. You must make a detailed schedule of your CPA exam study plan. If you have three months before your test date, schedule what you will study every day and every week. Hint: you’ll want ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This