The REG section of the CPA exam is challenging because this test covers business law, federal taxation, and rules of professional conduct for CPAs. There are some general concepts, however, that can help you simplify much of the test detail.
Our Ultimate Guide to the Auditing and Attestation (AUD) portion of the CPA exam will prepare you for the difficult concepts and terms of the Audit test.
Find out about each of the four individual sections of the CPA exam including what is covered on each test and what dates you can take them on.
The Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) test includes many concepts that are covered in an MBA program. Consequently, learning these topics can help you pass BEC and grow in your career. The multiple-choice questions in this CPA exam section focus on key information needed to make informed business decisions. Hence, you can use these tips [...]
Becoming a CPA requires a big time investment and careful planning. CPA candidates must meet specific education requirements, and also document any accounting work experience. You should understand what is tested on the CPA exam and how the test is administered through test centers. Use these tips to become a CPA.
Need a break from studying for the CPA exam and need some additional motivation for after your break? Watch one of these three movies to help inspire you to greatness. We all need a break sometimes, whether it’s to avoid burnout, to rejuvenate, to get a fresh perspective, or to find some motivation. This [...]
In a word, yes, you should begin to study. And yes, the Certified Public Accountant Exam is changing, but that’s not a reason to put off studying. If you want to become a CPA, stop procrastinating and start today. The CPA Exam went through some pretty significant changes. One of those changes won’t be immediately [...]
I’m generally good at taking tests, but I have many colleagues who struggle with them. From stories that I’ve heard, test day comes and they barely pass the first section even they know the study materials. If you have test day anxiety, you have to remember to be confident, or at least convince yourself that [...]
The CPA Exam Simulations are notoriously difficult for every section. There’s plenty of myths out there concerning these simulation questions. This is especially true with regard to which section features the most difficult versions. In reality, the most difficult sims are the ones you don’t prepare for enough. And whichever section is your weakest section, [...]
A CPA Exam Study Schedule is Essential for Success When I finally decided to take the CPA Exam, I had no idea where to begin. I asked tons of my colleagues and received plenty of advice ranging from where to study to what to use: even what type of lighting was most conducive to learning! [...]
I know plenty of accountants that have failed the CPA Exam by just a few points. This is the worst feeling because you know you almost passed. But almost only counts in horseshoes or hand grenades: not with NASBA or the AICPA! Therefore, if you’re pretty close to a passing score, you only need a [...]
When discussing strategies and insights for the CPA exam, each individual has their own unique experience. As you have most likely learned during college and while preparing for the CPA exam, time management is critical, both in regards to testing windows and in other aspects of life. Hence, if you don't know the best strategy [...]