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Ok, so you just failed a section of the CPA exam... Yes, it’s heart wrenching and entirely frustrating, but it’s not the end of the world! I give you full permission to take a day to pout and feel sorry for yourself. Go ahead, just one day. Then get over it!
Reschedule and retake the exam as soon as…Continue
Added by Erica Supat on September 10, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
The questions on the CPA exam are notoriously tricky. They require you to pay attention to each and every word of the question and answer. This demands your complete focus and it can be hard with all the anxiety and fatigue that comes with exam day. A typical "trick" question they will ask…Continue
Added by Rob @ Pederson CPA Review on June 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Have you ever been part of a study group? Have you ever asked your professor questions during class or during office hours? How about explaining your understanding of a topic to another student?
If so, then you know all the grade-improving goodness that happens…Continue
Added by Rob @ Pederson CPA Review on June 3, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
As much as I hate stereotypes, I am writing a blog post for an accounting website. I am going to go out on a limb and make an assumption that my audience is type-A, loves making lists and organizing information (guilty, as charged!). As such, I am organizing some CPA exam study tips in a list form. These are tips that I wish I would’ve known when I first started…Continue
Once upon a time CPA Candidates had to sit for all 4 sections of the CPA Exam on the same day.
Luckily for you and I, that's no longer the case. Today the exam is structured so that candidates can decide how many sections they want to sit for in each quarterly 2-month testing window. One major caveat to this however is that Candidates must…Continue
Added by Vahe on April 2, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
It is that simple… It is late, you have been going through CPA Exam Review material and the questions are just not making sense. Why?
There are many reasons for this phenomenon. Is it lack of sleep? Is it the difficulty of the material? Is it just the AICPA playing mind games on you?
Well, it is a little bit of all of the above. Don’t give up and don’t get discouraged. Become…Continue
We’ve seen and heard so many of you vent about how stressed you are about the CPA Exam. We get it. It’s a scary test, and once you start the process, it seeps in to every part of your life. Stressing for an exam or an upcoming challenge in your life is okay! A…Continue
Added by Roger Philipp on March 6, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
To save money or just out of convenience, many CPA exam candidates use older review materials or college textbooks to study for the exam. This is a mistake for three reasons.
First, accounting pronouncements, auditing standards, and IRS regulations change frequently. New standards can be tested six months after their effective date or, if…Continue
Added by Rob @ Pederson CPA Review on February 19, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
You have just taken the CPA Exam. Medium, Hard, Medium? Medium, Hard, Hard? What does that mean? Well, most CPA candidates feel the same way. Drained and done. But did you pass? At the end of the day, no one really knows. Some candidates leave the exam feeling like they crushed it, and then find out they didn’t. That dreaded 74 appears in the score report. And others…Continue
Added by John Pelicano on January 23, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Over the years in the accounting profession “busy” season has been both an attractor and detractor to those working in the “public accounting” arena. With that said, what is busy season? Is it that time of year that you put in 50, 60, 70 plus hours a week? How is that different than other times of the year? Are you only putting in 35-40…Continue
Added by John Pelicano on January 20, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
During this precious black out month is when a study plan is vital. With the holidays looming and distractions afoot, it’s easy to…Continue
Added by Roger Philipp on December 9, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
We all like to spend time at things we are good at. We all like the positive reinforcement that comes with doing something well. When studying on our own, the tendency is to get that positive reinforcement by working more on the areas we know well to get those impressive 90% scores and big green bars on certain topics.
Added by Rob @ Pederson CPA Review on November 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
If you are driven to pass the CPA exam, you are likely to be highly motivated. You expect success and hold yourself to a high standard. This can be a double-edged sword.
One of the mistakes highly motivated people make is pushing themselves too hard in studying for the exam. To pass all 4 parts of the exam, most people will study upwards of 300 hours. A…Continue
Passing the CPA exam is hard and time consuming. No newsflash there. You all know that.
But, many of the candidates I talk to try to explain to their family and friends how hard the exam is and how time consuming it is. As much as they might want to understand, most people who are not…Continue
Added by Rob @ Pederson CPA Review on October 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Many candidates will disagree over which study method works best, whether it be video, recopying notes, in-person classes, reading, or audio lectures. But nearly all successful candidates agree the “secret” to their success was that they did multiple choice questions and simulations over and over and over again.
You will never hear someone…Continue
Added by Rob @ Pederson CPA Review on September 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
There are 11 common mistakes CPA exam candidates make that lead to failure, extra exam fees, added stress and anxiety. Retaking a section of the exam is going to cost you hundreds of dollars.
If you can avoid these mistakes, you put yourself ahead of the pack and put yourself in a great position to pass the exam.
The CPA exam is a marathon, not a sprint. Many people say to take the most difficult section first because once you get that one over with it will be smooth sailing from there. This strategy may work for some but there are a few things you should know before jumping on that bandwagon that are very important. Below I will explain why this logic is…Continue
If you're reading this blog, you probably have "becoming a CPA" at the top of your list. Well you're in luck! Roger CPA Review is here to serve as a one-stop-shop for all you'll need to know about the CPA Exam, and everything you'll need to prepare to ace all four parts. Take a…
Added by Roger Philipp on January 2, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Eating a healthy breakfast, getting a good nights sleep, and finding directions to the test center are the typical kinds of advice you will find online. Yes I agree they are important, but these should be a given! Below are 5 unique tips that will give you an edge on everybody else come exam day.
Added by Bryce Welker on November 27, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Roger CPA Review is delighted to once again have Dana Jarvis, Development Manager at Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM), as a guest blogger! Working for the largest California-based Accounting and Consulting firm, and an expert in all-things-CPA, Dana brings you the industry ’s hottest topics! Tune in below and learn…Continue
Added by Roger Philipp on September 13, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments