You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated!

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 21, 2005 - Study Aids - 240 pages
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Each year, over 120,000 CPA exam candidates continue to attempt to pass the CPA exam. It is a stressful event in the life of an accountant, and the stress goes beyond just the knowledge and the exam itself because of the high percentage (85%), of first time students who fail. This book discusses what really happens at the CPA exam and how the candidate can better control the outcome. It provides the expert guidance on the techniques needed to pass today's CPA exam.
 

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Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
1 Believe That You Can Pass
1
2 Content and Overall Exam Format
9
3 Scheduling and Applying for the Exam
32
4 A Time and Place for Everything
43
5 Assessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses
57
6 The MultipleChoice Component
65
7 The Communications ComponentFormerly Called Essays
75
14 Revising Your Personal Study Plan
136
15 How Will I Ever Pass? Practice Makes Perfect
143
16 The Art of Auditing and Attestation
152
17 Financial Accounting and Reporting Tough It Out
160
18 Regulation The RuleOriented Section
166
19 Business Environment and Concepts Its New Its Different
174
20 Surviving the Prometric Experience
181
21 Nerves of Steel
187

8 The Simulation Component No Fear Its Here
82
9 The Research Component How Many Hits?
87
10 CPA Exam Grading
94
11 Developing Your Personal Study Plan
99
12 Study Strategies to Improve Your Memory
111
13 Coping with Family Friends and Coworkers
127
22 Time Management
195
23 Its Show Time
205
24 The Waiting Game
212
25 Regrouping after an Unsuccessful Attempt
216
26 CongratulationsYou Are a CPA
226
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Page 12 - A. Determine nature and scope of engagement 1. Auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAS) 2. Standards for accounting and review services 3. Standards for attestation engagements 4. Compliance auditing applicable to governmental entities and other recipients of governmental financial assistance 5. Other assurance services 6. Appropriateness of engagement to meet client's needs B. Assess engagement risk and the CPA firm's ability to perform the engagement 1. Engagement...

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DEBRA R. HOPKINS, CPA, has more than fifteen years of experience helping to prepare over 1,500 CPA candidates a year for this difficult two-day exam. Hopkins's students at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, have consistently achieved national ranking in the top ten pass rates and have also ranked in the top five auditing pass rates more than any other school in the nation.

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