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Get Ready: The CPA Exam Is Changing

Apr 24, 2023
The 2024 CPA Exam will feature a brand new format. The overhaul is designed to focus more on the technological aspects of accounting while still testing the knowledge base that newly licensed CPAs are expected to know.
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The Early Bird Passes the CPA Exam

Feb 7, 2023
Research shows that the sooner candidates take the CPA Exam after graduation the more likely they are to pass. If you are a recent or soon-to-be college graduate, consider the top four reasons why you should take the CPA Exam as soon as you can.
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Identifying and Overcoming the Barriers to Passing the CPA Exam

Dec 12, 2022
The CPA Exam is one of the most difficult professional exams around. It is challenging for everyone, so a failure to pass a section or two should not discourage you from pursuing your dreams. There are solutions. Consider these four obstacles to passing and the adaptations you can make to overcome them.
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Monumental Changes for CPAs Arise from Pa. Legislature’s Late Session Action

Nov 7, 2022
The PICPA government relations team has been working on major legislative changes to Pennsylvania’s CPA Law for years. On Nov. 3, Gov. Tom Wolf signed the legislation, making vital updates to the law that governs the profession and impacts so many functions.
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CPA Exam Evolution: Several Pathways for Success

Oct 31, 2022
The CPA Exam is being restructured into a new model that accounts for the critical skills required of modern CPAs. The new format deviates from the traditional menu of four established and required subjects. Naturally, test-takers will have a few questions.
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