Category Archives for CPA Career

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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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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Master’s Degree vs CPA: Which Is Better for My Career?

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?

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“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 License Transfer: How to Transfer Your License to Another State

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If you are a currently licensed CPA, can you transfer your license from one state to another? In some cases, yes, you can. Use this information to learn what conditions apply and how to accomplish a CPA license transfer. Substantial Equivalency and CPA Mobility Act First of all, most state boards allow a CPA license […]

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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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I Passed! Now What’s the Next Step after CPA Exam?

You are done!  But what’s next after the CPA Exam? First of all, congratulations! You have completed the most difficult part of the CPA qualification journey: The Uniform CPA Exam. Depending on which state you apply for the license, you’ll have to fulfill most if not all the following to become a truly minted CPA. […]

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CPA Reciprocity Rule and Substantial Equivalent States

CPA Reciprocity is complicated in a way that each state has different rules, and the rules keep changing. Before we get into the details, let’s take a look at the history and the recent development to streamline the CPA reciprocity rules: CPA Reciprocity: Why the Need As you may aware, the CPA license is granted […]

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