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

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Another state has pushed to allow prospective CPAs to sit for the exam with just a bachelor’s degree worth of units and that’s good ol’ Texas. Effective September 1, future CPAs can sit for the exam with 120 units of education. December 15, 2023 – Last day to take a section of the current CPA Exam AUD, BEC, FAR, REG.

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

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Jackie Cardello During the panel discussion, “Accounting Across Generations: Assessing the Current State of the Industry,” the question, “What do we have to change to rebuild the talent pipeline in the accounting profession?” You don’t have to be a CPA. Firms are looking at non-traditional hires and non-CPAs.

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How to address growing skills gap for sales tax compliance

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University enrollment in accounting courses is also dropping. Even if you don’t need a CPA to handle your sales taxes (in fact, it’s a specialty that many CPAs don’t handle), there’s a good chance you still don’t have the internal expertise to effectively manage it in-house.

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

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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. It blends a multitude of things, such as accounting technical skills and technology skills.

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

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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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Texas Close to Allowing CPA Candidates to Test with 120 Credits

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Charles Perry who is a practicing CPA, would lower the semester credit hours requirement from 150 to 120. Because CPA candidates must complete 150 semester credit hours of education—30 credits beyond the typical 120 credit hours earned in a four-year undergraduate degree— many CPAs end up spending five years in college instead of four.

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Yale Grad and Grant Thornton Lawyer Argues The Case For an Undergraduate Accounting Program at Yale

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There is apparently a single undergraduate accounting course offered at Yale : ACCT 270a, Foundations of Accounting and Valuation: Modern accounting practices and their use in distinguishing value creation from value redistribution. Surely no one believes this stereotype in current year?

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