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New Blog Series Kickoff: Gear Up for Recruiting

Recruiting season is fast approaching and for those who have experienced this crucial time, you understand a lot hinges on just a few hours. But it doesn’t stop there; the skills you learn and develop during recruiting will come in handy… Continue

Added by Roger Philipp on August 8, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to steal back that stolen hour - Daylight Savings time saving tips

Heads up, everyone! It’s that dreaded (and slightly confusing) time of the year again – Daylight Savings. Instead of that same, ol’ “don’t forget to change your clocks” garbage – let’s be honest, our cell phones and computers do that for us anyway – we’re giving you some tricks and tips to steal back that stolen hour and ultimately shave unnecessary time off your study…


Added by Roger Philipp on March 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What To Do When You Don't Pass the CPA Exam

cpa-exam-did-not-pass So you got a 74, huh? We know, it's a crushing feeling

and if you're within passing by just 2 or 3 points (as opposed to

getting a 60), a 74 can feel like the end of the world. But don't let a

failing score scare you away from your goal of CPA licensure as failure

is sort…

Added by Roger Philipp on September 24, 2010 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

What NOT to do during the CPA Exam

We spend a lot of time giving advice on what you should do to prepare and sit for the CPA Exam, so we thought we'd give you Roger's tips for what NOT do while you're testing:

  • Don’t go to the bathroom or take breaks between testlets– the clock does not stop if you choose to

    take a…

Added by Roger Philipp on August 5, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Study Tip: Writing a Good Written Communication

First of all, as many of you know the format of the

CPA exam is changing in 2011
and while written communication will

be moved out of AUD, REG and FAR and put in BEC only, as far as we know

the basic premise of written communication will not be changing with the

new exam.

If written… Continue

Added by Roger Philipp on July 15, 2010 at 11:56am — 4 Comments

Staying Concentrated During Summer

One of the key things Roger always stresses when it comes to successfully passing the CPA Exam is having a plan and sticking to it! This includes planning for potential obstacles like the busy tax season at work, holidays, family events, etc.

Summer can prove to be a difficult time to stay focused. Between summer holidays, vacations, and increased outdoor activity, you may find yourself falling behind on your…


Added by Roger Philipp on July 1, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

Creating a CPA Exam Study Plan

We are often asked by CPA exam candidates how to best create a study schedule when balancing a career and/or a family and our answer is always the same regardless of the candidate's personal situation: you must be diligent in accounting for your time!

Many candidates make the mistake of saying "I'll study after work" or "I'll get it done on the weekend" without sitting down and making a list of all of their activities from the time they wake up… Continue

Added by Roger Philipp on June 23, 2010 at 12:05pm — No Comments

The 5 Things You Shouldn't Forget When You're Studying

The CPA Exam is

overwhelming. Granted, that's a very obvious statement but it's amazing

how many important practices can be overlooked when you're in the midst

of preparing for the exam; even things that seem to be 'obvious'. So in

addition to all the study

we recommend related to the Exam, we thought we'd remind

everyone of important things that… Continue

Added by Roger Philipp on May 20, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

CPA Testing Tips from Prometric: Part 1

When preparing yourself for the beast that is the CPA Exam, there is so

much to consider and prepare for that it can be easy to overlook the

logistical details of what it will actually

be like when you show up at the Prometric center on the day of your


Understanding the entire process for when you arrive at the testing center will reduce stress and keep you focused… Continue

Added by Roger Philipp on May 13, 2010 at 12:51pm — No Comments

CPA Exam Study Strategy

Without a thorough and realistic study strategy for passing the CPA Exam,

you're setting yourself up for frustration and failure. Roger always

says, "The CPA exam is a test of discipline and in order to succeed,

you're going to have to overcome procrastination, poor planning, and the

temptation of outside… Continue

Added by Roger Philipp on March 25, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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