July 18, 2018

CPA exam pass rates

Let’s Talk About Those 2014 CPA Exam Pass Rates

The final tallies are in, all the BEC written communications have been skimmed for proper grammar, and the last 74s of 2014 have been posted. So, how did you all do this year? Let's see. Wow, a lot of you just phoned in that 4th quarter, didn't you? Ah well, it happens. Compared to last […]

CPA Exam Candidates Are (Still) Totally Killing It On the Exam

As you already know, today is July 1st which means two things: one, my rent is due; two, it's the first testing day of the third quarter. For those of you who have been putting off taking the CPA exam due to New Year's hangovers, busy season, and nice weather, now is the time to […]

CPA Exam Candidates Are Totally Killing It On the Exam

So, what gives? Are you guys studying more? Actually using those fancy apps? Doing more than highlighting and praying? If your tin foil hat is tightly strapped to your head, you might just think demand is higher for CPAs than it's ever been so that's why more are you are passing but what sort of […]

CPA Exam Pass Rates Basically Went Right Off the Cliff at the End of 2013

Your final tally of CPA exam pass rates for 2013 has been calculated. Way to go, end of the year procrastinators! Jeff at Another71 compared these to last year's and really, it isn't that bad. You guys are still killing it in BEC which either means you're studying harder or they finally made BEC easier […]

On This, The Eve of the Last CPA Exam Testing Window of 2013…

Holy crap, it's almost October already. OCTOBER. I don't know about where you are, but over here in Richmond it's as swampy as ever and that makes me feel like we're still lingering in the longest, most obnoxious summer ever. But that's beside the point. According to the calendar, it's still almost October. What that […]

Let’s Not Pretend That All Accounting Programs Are of Wake Forest’s Caliber

Here we have yet another article about how plentiful accounting jobs are, with Huffington Post using Wake Forest as an example this time. Which is totally appropriate because Wake Forest doesn't have a freakishly successful accounting program or anything. In "College Degrees With High Placement Rates," Scott Willyerd shares the fantastic news: Due to the nature of […]

Here’s the Real Reason Why CPA Exam Pass Rates Are Up

Sunil Kumar wrote a piece called "CPA Exam Passing Rates and CPA Salaries on the Rise" for Accounting Today the other day that offers up a few theories on why CPA exam pass rates are up these days. Among Kumar's ideas why numbers are up: Pre-2003, the CPA exam was a pen and paper exam […]

CPA Exam Pass Rates Are Up… WAY Up

Alright, so what did you all do to turn this ship around? This is a huge departure from the embarrassing early 2011 performance we saw around this time last year, what gives? Comparing this with last year, it's clear there's some good CPA exam mojo in the water these days: On a cummulative basis, candidates […]

Recruiting: “There Is No Need to be Bitter”

Lifted from the comments in response to someone who pointed out the Big 4 don't make a habit of overstaffing Meet the Firms at University of Illinois at Chicago – that's if they show up at all: There is no need to be bitter because that is the way it is. Unfortunately firms still go […]

Do Older Students Automatically Do Better on the CPA Exam?

A tipster would like an answer to the following: Why are the students at Thomas Edison State College are scoring better on the CPA exam than the average bears? According to Susan P. Gilbert, Ph.D., (Dean of the School of Business and Management at TESC): they are self directed, more discriminating due to age, and […]