Happy New Year from your friends at the South Carolina Association of CPAs! As you start the new year keep in mind that while SCACPA’s main goals revolve around supporting professional CPAs, we also work to advance the overall profession which means supporting those who are considering entering the profession—you, the students.

So take a look at the news SCACPA has gathered just for you to help you along your path to becoming a CPA.

Show me the (scholarship) money!

Did you know SCACPA awarded more than $40,000 in student scholarships last year? We have ample opportunities for qualified accounting students to receive financial help. These awards are intended for juniors, seniors and graduate students. Scholarship amounts usually range from $500 to $2,500 and one student can receive multiple scholarships. For more information, click here.

AICPA/SCACPA Minority Scholarship

The AICPA annually awards more than 100 academic scholarships totaling over $400,000 through its AICPA Legacy Scholars Program. AICPA also partners with SCACPA to provide multiple scholarships that total $10,000. Applicants must attend or plan to attend an AACSB/ACBSP accredited college or university or pursue a degree in accounting or related field, plan on pursuing a CPA licensure after graduation and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications are due March 1. Click here to apply.

How much can I expect to earn as a CPA?

Global human resource consulting firm Robert Half International has released its 2019 Salary Guide. This informative guide allows you to compare compensation levels for hundreds of positions and customize them for your desired location. This guide helps you have the information you need to negotiate the salary you deserve.

Why should we hire you? (and other questions you might get asked in an interview)

So you’ve taken the courses, passed the tests and now you are ready to earn a paycheck—which inevitably means acing an interview. Are you prepared? Do you know what interview questions you might be asked and how you will or should respond? Deloitte has released some helpful tips for those looking to gain employment with the accounting firm which was recently ranked the largest in country in terms of revenue. (Hint: These tips are useful for applying for and interviewing with any accounting firm).

Check out Deloitte’s Interview Tips.

Research and review company Vault also released a list of the Top 49 Questions Accounting Firms Ask During Interviews.

And Forbes magazine has a handy list of the Top Five Interview Mistakes to Avoid.

Howdy, partner: SCACPA’s CPA Review partnerships benefit students

Getting ready to take the CPA Exam? SCACPA partners with CPA Exam Review companies and we pass our discounts along to you, our member students. Read below and follow the links to save money on your review. To get the discount code, please email SCACPA at communications@scacpa.org.

Gleim Exam Prep: 20 percent discount for SCACPA members

Roger CPA Review: SCACPA Members receive 15% off all courses and products

Surgent CPA Review: Exclusive for SCACPA members! Save 35% now on Essentials Pass and Premier Pass

Wiley CPAexcel: Save 20% on all Wiley CPA Exam review products

Yaeger CPA Review: 20% discount on four-part digital course bundle