Studying During the Holidays

Studying During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is next week. How is that even possible? This year has flown by and has been crazy to say the least. Thankfully the holiday season is upon us. I’m here to remind you not to let up on your studying, though. If you have an exam coming up, studying during the holidays can be hard-but it is so important.

What to do When You’re Failing in Accounting

What to do When You’re Failing in Accounting

Oh hey accounting students! We are nearing the end of the semester and this is around the time when students have that "come to Jesus" moment. If you have started to realize that you are failing or seriously underperforming in accounting, there may be time to turn it around. I have not failed an accounting course before but I did come very close and ended with a "C". The Accounting department never let me forget that "C" either, but I digress.

Pros and Cons of Working in Accounting

Pros and Cons of Working in Accounting

Careers in accounting are full of potential and learning opportunities. When I was majoring in accounting, everyone would tell me how much money I would make and how successful I would be. These people were not wrong -- so far, I love working in accounting. There are a few drawbacks , however. Much like any other career field, accounting has its cons.

Careers in Advisory

Careers in Advisory

Oh Hey- it's been a while. There are countless careers one can have in accounting and today we will be discussing advisory. Careers in advisory are exciting, quite lucrative, and they offer variety. In today's video I will go over what an advisory accountant does, discussing the varying focus areas from compliance to process improvement. [...]

Best Accounting YouTube Channels for Learning

Best Accounting YouTube Channels for Learning

In today’s video I am sharing three of the best accounting channels on YouTube that help with learning. While there are countless other YouTube channels that speak to the accounting experience (like The Accounting Struggle) sometimes you just need to know how to convert from cash to accrual accounting. These channels will help you with that.

Getting Your CPA License – The Process

Getting Your CPA License – The Process

Yaaaaay! You’ve successfully completed all four parts of the CPA Exam. Now what happens-is the certificate in the mail on its way? Now come on, you know that would be way too easy. In order to get licensed there are a few more boxes to check. In today’s video I’ll be going over the steps you need to take in order to obtain your CPA license.

Choosing Between Audit and Tax

Choosing Between Audit and Tax

The time has come for career fairs, conferences, mock interviews, and all things job hunting. If you are looking to secure a role in public accounting, you will undoubtedly be asked if you prefer to work in audit or tax. Knowing your preference is going to be very important in this process. Often students will answer "either one is fine", believing this increases their shot at securing a position. This actually does the opposite. When recruiters do not know where to place you, your resume goes into the "nope" folder. The same can be said for office location but we can save general tips for another video. For now, let's focus on deciding between a role in audit or tax.

EA vs. CPA – Which Should You Choose?

EA vs. CPA – Which Should You Choose?

I have seen quite a bit of comparisons between the Enrolled Agent (EA) credential and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential lately. I decided to do a breakdown of some of the main differences between the two to help you decide which is the credential for you. Today's video will define and describe what an EA and CPA does, give an overview of the process to getting the credentials, and compare the overall careers.