What to Expect From an Accounting Internship
UWorld Accounting Blog
by Sharmila
10M ago
Accounting internships are the best way to identify your preferred accounting field, gain real-world experience, and get your foot in the door at a desirable firm. But what’s the process actually like? To find out, we interviewed four accounting interns from PKF O’Connor Davies and Baker Tilly about their accounting internship experiences and lessons learned. Their names are Ryan Lopes, Hannah Schambow, Mitch Weiland, and Mallory Dillman. Read on to see our favorite responses! The connections I made at [Baker Tilly] are invaluable. Speaking with the CFO, controller, and everyone at the firm ha ..read more
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The Future of Technology in Accounting
UWorld Accounting Blog
by Sharmila
10M ago
The accounting profession is rapidly transforming, largely due to productivity optimization available through newer technologies. In the near future, accountants will no longer be burdened with task-oriented projects. Instead, thanks to the shift in dynamic accounting technologies, accounting software programs are becoming more automated and the role of the accountant is changing to that of a business advisor. “Prioritizing investment in data-driven finance is paying off handsomely in the form of more agile operations and a repositioning of the finance function from cost center to strategic pa ..read more
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2024 CPA Exam Evolution : Interview with Michael Decker, AICPA’s VP of CPA Examinations
UWorld Accounting Blog
by Sharmila
1y ago
UWorld Roger CPA Review is updating its review materials in preparation for the 2024 CPA Exam Evolution (Exam), and in the process also looking into the heart of the changes – why is the CPA Exam changing? How will this benefit the profession? What do the candidates really need to know? According to Michael Decker, Vice President CPA Examination and Pipeline at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the CPA Exam is changing because the profession is changing. To remain relevant and useful, the Exam must assess knowledge and skills, including problem-solving and considering the impact of techn ..read more
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“My Notebook” Product Feature Launched
UWorld Accounting Blog
by Dallas Miles
2y ago
At UWorld, we are continuously innovating to bring you the most exceptional learning experiences. As we launch into the new year, we are excited to announce a brand new feature within our CPA review program called “My Notebook.” This feature allows you to create a customizable electronic notebook full of high-yield information you can review at any time according to your individual needs. Accessing My Notebook You can access “My Notebook” both within the main menu bar of your course (under “QBank”) and within the practice test interface.  Adding Content to My Notebook You can copy any wr ..read more
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Making New Years Resolutions & Sticking to Them
UWorld Accounting Blog
by Tamarind Phinisee
2y ago
Yes, it’s that time again. No, not time for score release; time to ring in the New Year! And with every New Year comes those things that we promise we’ll abide by but never actually do. That’s right. We’re talking about New Year’s resolutions. So if you’re trying to pass all four sections of the CPA Exam in 2022 or are looking to get through one section of studying, here are some tips you can use to make sure you not only create some good ones but actually stick to them.  1. Reflect Think about this past year, or go even further back to the past few years. What is ..read more
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UWorld Roger CPA Review and Plante Moran Partner to Help CPA Candidates
UWorld Accounting Blog
by Dallas Miles
2y ago
Plante Moran, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, is among the largest public accounting and management consulting firms in the United States. They employ 3,100+ staff who specializes in audit, tax, consulting, and wealth management. Plante Moran has partnered with UWorld Roger CPA Review to provide their CPA candidates with top-quality CPA Exam preparation materials. This direct-bill relationship is part of Plante Moran’s ongoing dedication to attracting top talent and providing opportunities for career growth to its employees, including CPA licensure. Plante Moran covers the cost of CPA E ..read more
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Study for the CPA Exam Before Busy Season
UWorld Accounting Blog
by Dallas Miles
2y ago
The process of preparing for the CPA exam is always rigorous. It is a true test of one’s grit, discipline, and commitment. Throw busy season into the mix and you get an intimidating task. But do not be mistaken, intimidating and impossible are two very different things. So, why not start studying for the CPA Exam before busy season even starts to alleviate some of the stress of working while studying? Get a jump start on your CPA Exam studies by preparing earlier and reaching your CPA goals sooner.  Here is how to stay on track with your CPA Exam prep before busy season. Don’t Panic. Yes ..read more
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FAR Exam Study Tips
UWorld Accounting Blog
by Dallas Miles
2y ago
The Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam is a four-hour exam that consists of 66 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and 8 task-based simulations (TBSs). The exam scoring for the FAR exam is weighted 50% toward MCQs and 50% toward TBSs. The FAR Exam tests your knowledge of general accounting principles, capital leases, bonds, and balance sheets. It will also test your dedication to time management.  The FAR exam tests a CPA candidate’s knowledge in financial accounting and reporting frameworks used by both public and private companies ..read more
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‘Tis the Season to Become a CPA
UWorld Accounting Blog
by Dallas Miles
2y ago
The CPA credential is the gold standard of accounting and carries enormous weight in the business and financial worlds. Becoming a CPA comes with unlimited rewards and successes. If you’re working towards your CPA credential this holiday, but having a difficult time staying motivated, we are here to help provide ways in which you can motivate yourself to study for the CPA Exam now and pass in the new year! 1. Get Your Firm Bonus Faster If you’re already working at a firm or are planning to do so, you already know that many firms give out bonuses (anywhere up to $5,000!) for candidates who fini ..read more
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BEC Exam Study Tips
UWorld Accounting Blog
by Dallas Miles
2y ago
The Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) section of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam is a four-hour exam that consists of 62 multiple-choice questions (MCQs), 4 task-based simulations (TBSs), and 3 written communication (WC) questions. The exam scoring for the BEC exam is weighted 50% toward MCQ, 35% toward TBSs, and 15% for WCs.  The BEC exam tests what a newly licensed CPA might complete when performing audit, attest, accounting and review services, financial reporting, tax preparation, or other professional services. The five content allocation areas for the BEC exam are ..read more
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