Author: Dina Barabash, Content Development & Web Specialist
Posted: Dec. 29, 2020

Throughout the past twelve months, NASBA has tried to publish blogs that were relevant, timely and thought-provoking. This year has been one we have not seen before in recent times, which allowed us the opportunity to compose blogs that were different in nature. With 2020 coming to a close, we have recapped the top five blogs. If you previously missed any of these blogs, be sure to click on the links below now. Happy New Year to our readers and happy reading! Stay tuned for more insightful blogs in the upcoming year.

1. Which CPA Exam is the Hardest?

The Uniform CPA Examination (CPA Exam) consists of four, four-hour sections: Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and Regulation (REG). As a whole, the CPA Exam consists of several question types that test the knowledge and skills required of newly licensed CPAs. The million-dollar question and one that NASBA, review course providers, and the AICPA see all the time is, “Which CPA Exam is the hardest?” Read more here.

2. 20 Questions From CPA Exam Candidates in 2020

If you’re on the journey toward becoming a certified public accountant (CPA), you know (or will find out soon) that this journey is not an easy one. One of the biggest hurdles is completing the CPA Exam. With four sections to pass, each one completely different from the other, many candidates find it overwhelming to know where to start studying or what to do next. Recently, we asked NASBA social media followers to send us their top questions. Read more here.

3. Tips for Writing a CPA Candidate Resume

As you prepare to look for your first professional job or take the first step on your career path in the accounting profession, you will want to update your resume. This process may be tricky, so there are a few things you will want to keep in mind. Read more here.

4. Overcoming Test Anxiety

As Prometric continues to reopen test centers, CPA candidates look forward to continuing the Exam process. With testing beginning to steadily return to normal, many candidates will resume their test taking and others will take their first section. Before they do, they must get ready for these comprehensive Exams and be well-prepared. Many candidates struggle with feelings of anxiety before taking their Exams. This is understandable, as the Exam aims to ensure only qualified individuals become CPAs. Read more here.

5. What Are the Four CPA Exam Sections?

One of the very first questions a CPA Exam candidate may ask is, “What are the four CPA Exam sections?” The Uniform CPA Examination (CPA Exam) is comprised of four sections, each four hours long: Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and Regulation (REG). It is critical for all candidates to know what to expect for each section in order to do well on the CPA Exam. Read more here.

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