CPA exam for dummies : a wiley brand / Kenneth W. Boyd.
- Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.
- --For dummies.
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- Get started on the path to passing the CPA exam today Passing the CPA exam can be the first step to a long and rewarding career. With CPA Exam For Dummies, you''ll get a full overview of the exam, information on how to register, the requirements for taking and passing the tests, as well as a review of the four sections. This comprehensive introductory study guide provides you with a wealth of information, including all the current AICPA content requirements in auditing and attestation, business environment and concepts, financial accounting and reporting, and accounting regulation. From start
- Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Getting Started with the CPA Exam; Chapter 1: So You Want to Become a CPA; Added Responsibilities with a CPA Designation; Considering What a CPA Does; Accounting work and controller positions; Auditing, reviews, and compilations; Preparing tax returns; Branching out into other careers; Comparing a CPA to Other Credentials; Checking out the chartered financial analyst (CFA) credential
Mulling over the certified valuation analyst (CVA) credentialUnderstanding the CPA Licensing Requirements; Knowing what you need for a license to practice public accounting; Walking through CPA exam topics; Chapter 2: Getting Acquainted with the CPA Exam; Knowing What's on the Exam; Financial accounting and reporting; Auditing and attestation; Regulation; Business environment and concepts; Understanding the Exam Format; Navigating the online tests; Encountering different types of questions; Looking at the structure of the tests; Going Over the Skills You Need to Succeed on the Exam
Applying a body of knowledgeWritten communication; Understanding How the Tests Are Weighted; How Did You Do? Knowing How The Exam Is Graded; Chapter 3: Preparing to Take the Exam; Making Sure You've Met the Prerequisites; Considering your amount of education; Adding in your experience; Reviewing the licensing requirements; Applying to Take the Exam; Applying for special accommodations; Scheduling the Exam; Where to take the test; When to take it; Canceling and rescheduling your test date; Considerations before the Exam; Having a study plan; Psyching yourself up; Arriving at the Test Center
Sitting at the ExamFollowing the rules; Helping to improve the exam for others; Chapter 4: Implementing a Study Program; Putting Together a Strategy for Multiple-Choice Questions; Going over the structure of a question; Mulling over traits of a well-written question; Answering a multiple-choice question; Considering Task-Based Simulations; Audit and attestation (AUD) simulation; Financial accounting and reporting (FAR) simulation; Looking at Written Communication Questions; Setting an Overall Study Schedule; Scheduling factors to consider; Using a study planner
Creating a Study Plan For Each TestAuditing and attestation study plan; Financial accounting and reporting study plan; Regulation study plan; Business environment and concepts study plan; Following Up after Your Tests; Considering your results; Appealing your score; Part II: Business Environment and Concepts; Chapter 5: Taking a Closer Look at the Business Environment and Concepts Test; Governing a Company's Business Activities; Considering the board of directors; Judging the firm's control environment; Segregating duties to reduce risk; Using Economic Analysis; Reviewing your competition
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