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Best Accounting Certifications: CPA, CFA, CMA, CIA, and More

We’ve got a bowl of alphabet soup when it comes to finance and accounting certifications: CPA, CFA, CMA, CIA, CAIA, FRM, CFP, etc. If you’re pursuing or maintaining a career in accounting, you’d benefit from getting an accounting certification, but you need to know: Which one is the best? Does it make sense to get […]

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ACCA vs CPA (USA): Which is Better for Your Career?

If you are an accountant and are working towards a prestigious qualification, CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) may come to mind. Should you go for ACCA vs CPA? Does it make sense to get both? If you don’t feel like watching the video, here is the text version: ACCA […]

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New CPA Exam 2017: What are the Changes? Is it Harder?

CPA Exam Change Timeline: 2011 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 You may have heard of the CBT-3, the latest development of the new CPA exam, to be launched on April 1, 2017. It is now finalized and officially announced by the AICPA. Here is a video summarizing the upcoming changes, and why […]

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CPA Salary Guide: Earning Power from Junior Accountants to Partners

Before anyone gets into accounting, it is natural to ponder about the future of the profession and the salary prospect. For those who are already accountants, the next question is whether it is worthwhile to pursue the CPA, and whether the hard-earned qualification will bring tangible benefits. Accountants love statistics and charts, so this is […]

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Masters Degree vs CPA: Which is Better for My Career Prospect?

Readers often ask me the benefits of getting a masters degree vs CPA. The answer is actually quite complex. The following video summarizes my thoughts: Don’t like videos? Here is the text version: Masters Degree vs CPA By Masters degree, I refer to the advanced degree for accountants, such as Masters in accounting and/or taxation, […]

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CPA with CFA, CMA or MBA : Does It Make Sense?

“I am now a CPA. Should I go for a CFA or MBA?” Well, it depends on your choice of career path. Your Future Career Path… 1. Public Accounting Only If you plan to join a public accounting firm and work yourself up to partnership, there is no need for CFA, CMA, CIA, MBA or […]

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Why Become a CPA: The 5 Great Benefits

Becoming a CPA is a dream for many accountants. Before you start the process, is it worth it considering the time and effort you need to pour in for the CPA Exam. Let me tell you why in this video: 5 Reasons Why You Can’t Wait Becoming a CPA #1. CPAs = Black Belt Accountants […]

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CPA Certificate vs License: What’s the Difference?

Readers are often confused about CPA certificate vs license. I am going to highlight the difference below, but bear in mind that CPA certificates are becoming less relevant because most state boards stopped issuing them. Here is a video that explains the difference: Please find below the text version of this video. CPA Certificate vs […]

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CPA vs MBA: Which is a Better Qualification for your Career?

Thank you readers for suggesting this topic of CPA vs MBA. I had an article on CPA vs Master’s degree. Given the nature of MBA is quite different, it’s worth a separate discussion: If it’s not convenient for you to watch the video, here is the text version. CPA vs MBA: They Lead to Different […]

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How CPA Can Save the World: 10 Ideas for Junior and Senior Accountants

We crunch numbers, balance the books, and file the tax. What’s the meaning of our work? Can we accomplish more with our skills? I’ll show you how a CPA can save the world. For Junior CPAs There are many opportunities to reach out as an accountant: 1. Provide Tax Filing Assistance (VITA and TCE) For […]

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