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January 28, 2023

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It’s Official: 120 Units is All You Need to Sit For the CPA Exam in Illinois

Ed. note: I couldn’t find a good image to go with this post so I’m using this dog. Dogs are always good. According to the AICPA, a traditional four-year undergraduate program is not adequate for obtaining the requisite knowledge and skills to become a CPA. The reasons offered for this center around the increasing complexity […]

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ICYMI: Indiana Joins Other States Softening Their Requirements to Sit For the CPA Exam

Effective November 2, Indiana CPA exam candidates need just 120 education units to sit for the exam making Indiana one of 47 jurisdictions that allows prospective CPAs to sit before meeting the 150 unit requirement for licensure (150 are still required for the big three letters after your name). At its July 29 meeting, the […]

EY Is Helping Its Broke Interns Get Their 150 Credits

In the war for talent, it’s not (imaginary) prestige or ping-pong tables that will win the battle but cold hard cash. Or, in this case, a little help with what is often a costly and time-intensive venture for future CPAs. Last week, EY announced their new Career Path Accelerator, the TL;DR of which is an […]

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The 150-Hour Rule is Kinda Bullsh*t, Says Guy

It’s only been about a generation of CPAs or so subject to the national implementation of the 150-hour rule, which is now in effect for all 54 CPA exam jurisdictions. As all of you know, the 150-hour credit requirement has been touted as a way to ensure modern CPAs are equipped to handle an ever-changing […]

Some CPA Candidates Aren’t Won Over By New Hampshire’s New 150 Hour Rule

This is the first we're looking at the matter but apparently some New Hampshire candidates are not very excited about their state going 150: New Hampshire upgraded their education requirements (to be effective July 1, 2014) by a shitload and are applying it to all candidates retroactively, regardless of when they sat for the exam. […]

Is It Ever a Smart Idea to Tackle the CPA Exam AND a Master’s At the Same Time?

Hey I just met you and this is crazy but here's my email so write me maybe. Hey Adrienne,   I have a career question that you may have heard before, but I really need some advice. Just a quick background, I am a 27 year-old student graduating with my bachelor's in accounting in just a […]