Profession Articles


  • Sporting busy season

    10 tips to bringing your "A" game

    Think of busy season as the Super Bowl of a CPA firm. CPAs spend a majority of the year planning, preparing, and training for this high stakes time of year. The major difference is that rather than one day of football, busy season lasts around 10 weeks. So it requires the stamina, endurance, and long-term focus of a marathoner. But it all comes down to the team working together to meet demanding client needs. Read >

  • Why become a CPA?

    Andrew Lee operates a CPA exam review materials website and knows a lot about becoming a CPA. He says, "Becoming a CPA is not for everyone. But if better pay, a more desirable position, and job security are important to you, I recommend you grab a book and start studying." Read >

  • Bean counter, shmean counter

    Five reasons the CPA stereotype is supremely ridiculous

    The world sometimes talks about CPAs like we’re a bunch of math freaks who love taxes and spend Saturday nights playing calculator bingo. Obviously, they have no idea what they’re... Read >

  • CPA: three life-altering letters

    How the CPA license puts you on a different career path

    As an accounting student, you might be wondering if you need to spend the extra time and effort to get your CPA license. “Can’t I make a decent living as... Read >

  • So, you want to be your own boss?

    Get yourself ready to be a self-employed CPA

    You don’t want to work for The Man. You want to be The Man. Okay, great. The good news is that CPAs have skills they can sell to individuals and... Read >

  • Become a globetrotting CPA

    How to get a job overseas

    Thinking about taking your skills as a CPA to an exotic foreign land? Good. Countries everywhere are clamoring for your knowledge on how to rock today’s global economy. But before... Read >


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