CPA Exam Accessibility: Representation Matters

I think we all know that CPAs are integral to the workforce. From acting as the eyes and ears for a company – identifying risk, cost savings, and strategies to reduce overhead — to navigating through tough economic times, a CPA ensures that smart accounting decisions are made. But did you know that African Americans make up only 1% of … Read More

The Best Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Scoring a job interview after applying for a weeks is a wonderful feeling. It’s the next stepping stone to securing that position you wanted — and advancing your career. It can also leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed. The more you want  to get hired, the more pressure you put on yourself. Here’s the good news: you can do great. It … Read More

8 Accounting Careers Nobody Told You About

UPDATE:  Listen to real accountants give you a behind-the-scenes look at their unique accounting careers on The Abacus Show. Passing the CPA exam makes the most sense for auditors, accountants, and finance managers. It’s a necessary requirement for advancement in most financial careers, and is highly sought after by the Big 4 accounting firms when they look for potential hires. … Read More

CPA vs. CMA: What’s best for you?

Are you a current or future accountant looking to understand the difference between the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certifications? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article we’ll break down the main differences and present key factors to help you decide between the two designations. Without further ado, let’s get started. What are … Read More

Career Options for New CPAs

You may believe that once you’ve earned your CPA certification, finding a career will be effortless. While this can be the case for some, the truth is that accounting can be a competitive career field, and it can take quite a long time before you receive a decent job offer. Getting certified is an important first move, but it is by … Read More

Accounting Careers in Higher Education

College and university accounting jobs

Considering an accounting career in higher education? Learn more from the CFO of the Connecticut University System. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!