As an international applicant, you can qualify for a CPA license if you meet specific eligibility criteria. The license, which can be granted by any one of the 55 Boards of Accountancy in the U.S., requires both U.S. citizens and non-citizens to fulfill the 3Es:
Auditing concepts can be difficult to understand, because an audit requires a different set of skills than posting accounting transactions or generating financial statements. To succeed on the Audit CPA exam (AUD) you need to put yourself in the shoes of an auditor, and understand the tests performed to issue an audit opinion.
The FAR CPA Exam section is the “number-crunching” part, and many students struggle with the number of calculations required on this test. In order to move through the test materials as quickly as possible, you need to understand some key concepts. Use these tips to understand the most important FAR topics and pass this section of the CPA exam on your first try!
Choosing the best CPA review course is not an easy decision. They all say they offer the best features and prices but do they really? Here we compared all the top CPA prep course provider’s dashboards. You can get a sneak preview of what each course looks like and see how they work.
After passing my first two CPA exams something hit me like a ton of bricks. I was wasting a TON of time studying the wrong material and studying the wrong way.
How much time am I talking about? Let me break it down for you like a true accountant, by the numbers.
Let me preface this section by stating that I am a completely average accountant, at best. My cumulative GPA was a mere 3.0 (minimum required to graduate was 2.9) and accounting has never come “naturally” to me unlike many people I’ve talked to.
I was able to pass all four sections on the first try due to my strong desire to succeed and consistent study habits, not because of my accounting IQ. Trust me, if I can do it then so can you!
I have received many emails asking which section of the CPA exam is the best to take first. If you are not already familiar with the 4 sections of the exam, please visit my CPA Exam Sections page to learn about them before reading any further as you will need this information to make the best possible decision.
The CPA exam you decide to tackle first is a very important decision and can effect how well you perform on the remaining 3 sections. Below I will help you choose which section you should take first to give yourself the highest probability of passing all four sections your first time through.
Reviewing the material for an entire section of the CPA exam can feel overwhelming and intimidating. Your final review is the last chance you’ll have to cram as much knowledge into your brain as possible.
How you approach this can very easily be the difference between passing and failing, no matter what review course you have at your disposal.
In order to provide additional feedback from experienced students and help CPA candidates learn more about various review course providers on the market, we have introduced this section for Customer Ratings!
If you’ve tried a CPA review course from Roger, Wiley, Becker, Gleim, Surgent, Yaeger, Ninja, or Fast Forward Academy, we want to hear from you! This is your chance to let others know about the pros and cons: everything you liked and disliked about one of these CPA prep courses is what we want to know.
Taking the CPA Exam, especially if you have been out of school for a number of years, is a very intimidating career move. And the idea of a going through the CPA exam process alone with a self-study online course doesn’t make passing the exam sound a whole lot easier.
If you’re like many other people out there, you want a some personal support from an instructor or a community of other students to turn to for help. But which CPA Review course has the best student support?
Choosing the right CPA review course is a crucial step in ensuring you pass the CPA Exam. With the backing of the big four, Becker has been a leader in the space for years, and yes, it can work perfectly fine to pass the CPA Exam. But to be frank, it’s no longer the best. That title belongs to Surgent now.
The Crush the CPA Exam award for the best CPA review course of 2017 was awarded to Surgent for its great and innovative prep course.
Becoming a CPA is a life-changing event that requires serious commitment, dedication, and drive. And while it’s an incredibly difficult journey, it is completely worth the struggle. The sense of accomplishment alone is worth it but the level of instant respect you gain from becoming a CPA is amazing.
Friends, family, and especially coworkers automatically look at you different. They realize just how much discipline and dedication you’re capable of putting towards your goals. And the amount of opportunities that’ll present themselves to you afterward is mind-blowing.