Future CPAs + Students
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Whether you’re already on the path to become a CPA or just exploring your options, this page is for you. Yes, becoming a CPA is challenging, but the rewards are huge. From networking events to scholarships — MTCPA has all the resources you need to get started. And if you can't find what you're looking for, give us a call.
You can join MTCPA for free as a sophomore in college. Student members have access to all our communications, special pricing at our Annual Conference, discounts on CPA Exam review materials, special e-tools designed just for students, plus scholarship preference on one of our seven scholarship options.
What it takes to be a CPA
Okay, need a little more info on what it exactly takes to be a CPA? Check out details on colleges with accounting programs and earning the CPA designation.
Generously funded through contributions from members, each year MTCPA awards $1000s in scholarships to accounting majors at Montana universities. But you have to qualify to apply — find out if you do.
MTCPA provides our community of future CPAs with the resources needed to excel and perform at the highest levels.
Campus Ambassador Program
MTCPA is researching a Campus Ambassador Program to support students and promote the profession on Montana college and university campuses. If you are interested sponsoring or helping to design the program content please contact Erinn below.
An Update on the Future of Accounting Education
January 04, 2023
The future of accounting education has been a topic of concern for the profession’s leaders for years in the light of demographic shifts, competition for talent, and declining enrollments. The authors, following up a previous article on the subject, take another look at trends in enrollment, hiring, and sitting for the CPA exam. The authors fear that without major changes—more flexibility in education and licensing, higher salaries, and greater work/life balance—these trends will continue in a negative direction and imperil the future of the profession.
The CPA Examination in Evolution
January 04, 2023
The recent CPA Evolution Project represents the accounting profession’s attempt to transform the CPA licensure model to fit the skills and competencies that new CPAs will require today and in the future. It marks the most significant change to the Uniform CPA Examination in many years. This article describes the changes to the structure and content of the exam, assesses the likely impact of the changes, and discusses how universities will need to adapt their curricula to new exam.
AICPA Unveils Blueprints for Redesigned CPA Exam
January 03, 2023
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) released the updated Uniform CPA Examination® Blueprints, the official document of content eligible for assessment on the Exam. The Blueprints are based on the knowledge and skills required of a newly licensed CPA to meet the demands of firms, employers and clients.
Virtual Interviews: Five Tips for Excelling Through the Screen
December 01, 2022
Job interviews can be intimidating, but virtual interviews can often be even more intimidating. Many employers have transitioned to virtual recruiting and interview processes. While this has many benefits for both parties, it opens the door to some possible complications or challenges. You should enter a virtual interview with the same mentality as you would for an in-person interview