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Joe is a NINJA CPA blogger. I recently hired a candidate for a Staff Accountant role that was open for about a month. There was a good mix of candidates, some from public accounting, others from the private sector, as well as a few internal candidates. We hired an internal candidate that had been working in the cash applications function. I work for a Fortune 500 company with a relatively large accounting organization, and while there is usually a good amount of turnover, competition is extremely high for open roles. To land a job at a great company, sometimes it is worth exploring accounting career options besides the traditional route into the accounting group. For example, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Applications, Credit and Collections, and Temp Work are all great ways to get in the door of a great organization. If you have the proper degree to work within an accounting department

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Aida is a NINJA CPA blogger. Today’s topic is the CPA Exam for international students. There are multiple requirements for candidates to meet in order to sit for the CPA exam. In my opinion, the most difficult requirement to complete is educational. I got my Bachelor’s degree in Russia and completed a Master’s program in the US. So, in order to complete the educational requirement, I needed to have my Russian degree evaluated and the credits transferred into the American system. This meant my Russian university had to send a translated transcript to NASBA. Once that was done it took about two weeks for NASBA to finish the evaluation. When they were finished, they sent the results to me as well as to the committee which decides if you are eligible to sit for the exam. I have to say that evaluation is very reasonable – almost all of my classes counted

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Rollie is a NINJA CPA blogger. I am making my way through MCQ during this blistering and warm June. I see progress as I get closer to the July 1st testing date, but with summer in full swing there are many ways to get distracted from studying for the CPA Exam. Let’s take a look at some: Perennials need watering. Let’s go outside! Darn Quack grass is invading my lawn. Let’s go outside! Nice day to sit on the porch and have a beer. Let’s go outside! We received an inch of rain from a storm. Grass needs mowing. Let’s go outside! Garage Sale down the street. Let’s go outside! Bird Feeders need filling. Wouldn’t want our squirrels to go hungry… Let’s go outside! Mulch was on sale at Lowes. Better put it down. Let’s go outside! Severe Thunderstorm is rolling in. Let’s go outside! (full disclaimer – I know this is

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Christina is a NINJA CPA blogger. I’m studying for AUD right now. I understand why REG score release is taking so long for Q2 exams, but it’s still frustrating. The past week I’ve had a hard time focusing on studying for AUD because I wonder whether or not I passed REG. I know I shouldn’t  focus on it, but I’ve failed every single exam once; I don’t like moving on without knowing if I passed or not. It’s not like I have a choice, but I don’t have to like it. We took our kids to NY for our birthday weekend and I’m exhausted. In doing that, I took a break from studying so I could get over the score release dates. I’m back to work and back to studying. Thankfully, the last day of school is Friday, so for a couple of months I can focus on studying and not

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