cfa-vs-frm

CFA vs FRM | Which is Better for Your Career, Salary, and Wallet?

Both the chartered financial analyst (CFA) and financial risk management (FRM) credentials designate professionals who are knowledgeable in finance and capable of analyzing investments. Although both certifications are financially based, they are very different in nature and allow their holders to perform different tasks and specialize in different activities. Let’s take a look at both

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CPA Exam Scoring Explained

How is the CPA Exam Scored and Graded in 2017?

According to the AICPA, the CPA exam is scored on a curved scale of 0 – 99. Everyone knows that you need a score of 75 or more to pass the CPA exam, but what does that mean and how do you score that? No one really understands how the CPA exam is scored and

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CPA Exam Requirements

What Are the Requirements to Take the CPA Exam?

CPA exam requirements are set by individual state boards and thus vary by state jurisdiction. Although every state has slightly different requirements to sit for the CPA examination, most states have the same core set of qualifications that candidates must meet in order to be eligible. Let’s take a look at what qualifications you need

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Hardest CPA Exam Part

Which CPA Exam Section is the Hardest?

According to the AICPA’s published pass rates, the hardest part of the CPA exam is FAR. The 2016 cumulative pass rates show that candidates consistently performed worst on FAR than the AUD, BEC, and REG with pass rates of 45.42%, 45.82%, 55.54%, and 48.41%, respectively. This wasn’t always the case. In most prior years, AUD

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CPA Exam Pass Rate

What is the CPA Exam Passing Rate?

Historically, the average CPA exam passing rates for each section have been around 50 percent. According to the AICPA, at least half of the candidates who take the exam each quarter fail their exam part. This isn’t an encouraging statistic by any means if you are looking to take the exam, but don’t give up. There’s hope.

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How Many CPAs are in the USA

664,532: The Total Number of Active CPAs in the USA

There are well over half-a-million licensed Certified Public Accountants in the US according to a recent study performed by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. This is roughly the population of El Paso, TX! This data was assembled from NASBA’s interstate database that holds records from all 55 state boards and licensing authorities

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CPA Exam Cost and Fees

CPA Exam Costs Explained (Plus 3 Hidden Fees)

Chances are if you’ve looked into taking the CPA exam, you’ve found out that it’s not free. There are several different costs involved in sitting for the exam and getting your license that many people don’t tell you about. Getting your CPA certification is a big investment that will pay off for the rest of

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best-accounting-certifications

Best Accounting Certifications: CPA, CFA, CMA, EA, CIA

There are a ton of different accounting certifications that accountants can use to enhance their careers, achieve promotions, and get pay raises. Each of these of these accounting designations are slightly different and have a different career focus. So depending on what you want your career to look like, some of these might be right

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