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Effective September 1, You Can Sit For the CPA Exam in Texas With 120 Units

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The Public Accountancy Act (effective September 1, 2023) and Board Rules require that you meet the new education requirements to take the CPA Exam. The Board states it “is committed to process all Applications of Intent as quickly as possible because we understand your intent to take the CPA Exam prior to January 2024.”

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CPA Firm Managing Partner Weighs in on How to Rebuild the Talent Pipeline

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How to fix the crumbing talent pipeline in the accounting profession is a topic on the minds of many people these days. And it popped up at a session during the first day of the 2023 Unique CPA Conference, “Bridging the Gap,” in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, IL, on Tuesday. You don’t have to be a CPA.

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AICPA and CIMA Accepting Applications for Accounting Educator Awards

CPA Practice

Educators are vital partners in this shared goal of providing the highest quality accounting education and learning opportunities to future accountants. “It The 2023 DAAE award recipient Thomas Weirich, PhD, CPA, professor at Central Michigan University, was recognized for his distinguished 50-year teaching career.

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Research: Why Students — Particularly Diverse Ones — Aren’t Pursuing Accounting

Going Concern

Broken out by demographics, even higher rates of Black and Hispanic students say they considered accounting before choosing a different field of study. Asked about their experiences with introductory accounting courses, only 1 in 3 non-accounting majors who considered accounting said the content was interesting or engaging.

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Is an Accounting Major Too Hard? A Thread

Going Concern

That is the question posed by Dr. Josh McGowan, CPA on Twitter: Is the accounting major too difficult? At many universities, accounting courses (especially Principles I & II) have some of the lowest GPAs compared to other disciplines. Are we deterring the next generation of accountants or upholding a needed standard?

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How to address growing skills gap for sales tax compliance

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According to published reports , fewer than 100,000 people take the certified public accountant exam each year; about half fail. University enrollment in accounting courses is also dropping. Both the number of candidates and the number of those who passed has also fallen in recent years.

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AICPA Announces the Winner of the George Krull/Grant Thornton EDGE in Teaching Award

CPA Practice

CPA, CGMA, as the recipient of the George Krull/Grant Thornton EDGE in Teaching Award for 2023. The EDGE in Teaching Award, established by the AICPA in partnership with Grant Thornton, celebrates educators who show excellence in accounting education, dynamic teaching, groundbreaking techniques, and engagement in the classroom.