Wiley CPA Examination Review, Outlines and Study Guides / Edition 39

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The #1 CPA exam review self-study leader

The CPA exam review self-study program more CPA candidates turn to take the test and pass it, Wiley CPA Exam Review 39th Edition contains more than 4,200 multiple-choice questions and includes complete information on the Task Based Simulations. Published annually, this comprehensive two-volume paperback set provides all the information candidates need to master in order to pass the new Uniform CPA Examination format.

  • Features multiple-choice questions, new AICPA Task Based Simulations, and written communication questions, all based on the new CBT-e format
  • Covers all requirements and divides the exam into 47 self-contained modules for flexible study
  • Offers nearly three times as many examples as other CPA exam study guides

With timely and up-to-the-minute coverage, Wiley CPA Exam Review 39th Edition covers all requirements for the CPA Exam, giving the candidate maximum flexibility in planning their course of study—and success.

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"The authors offer abundant examples.... Offering more than the title suggests" (CPA Journal, October 2003)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118254493
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Edition description: Volume 1
  • Edition number: 39
  • Pages: 1464
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ray Whittington, PhD, CPA, CMA, CIA, is the Ledger & Quill Director of the School of Accountancy at DePaul University. Prior to joining the faculty at DePaul, Professor Whittington was the Director of Accountancy at San Diego State University. From 1989 through 1991, he was the Director of Auditing Research for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and he previously was on the audit staff of KPMG. He was a member of the Auditing Standards Board of the AICPA and has previously served as a member of the Accounting and Review Services Committee and the Board of Regents of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Professor Whittington has published numerous textbooks, articles, monographs, and continuing education courses.

Patrick R. Delaney was the Arthur Andersen LLP Alumni Professor of Accountancy and Department Chair at Northern Illinois University. He received his PhD in Accountancy from the University of Illinois. He had public accounting experience with Arthur Andersen LLP and was coauthor of GAAP: Interpretation and Application, also published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He served as Vice President and a member of the Illinois CPA Society’s Board of Directors, and was Chairman of its Accounting Principles Committee; was a past president of the Rockford Chapter, Institute of Management Accountants; and had served on numerous other professional committees; and has made many presentations to professional groups. He was a member of the American Accounting Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Institute of Management Accountants. Professor Delaney was published in The Accounting Review and was a recipient of the Illinois CPA Society’s Outstanding Educator Award, NIU’s Excellence-in-Teaching Award, and Lewis University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was involved in NIU’s CPA Review Course as director and instructor.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

About the Authors xi

About the Contributor xi


Chapter 1: Beginning Your CPA Review Program 3

Chapter 2: Examination Grading 16

Chapter 3: The Solutions Approach 18

Chapter 4: Taking the Examination 29


Exam Content Overview 35

Module 1: Professional Responsibilities 54

Module 2: Engagement Planning, Obtaining an Understanding of the Client and Assessing Risks 81

Module 3: Understanding Internal Control and Assessing Control Risk 95

Module 4: Responding to Risk Assessment: Evidence Accumulation and Evaluation 134

Module 5: Reporting 163

Module 6: Accounting and Review Services 195

Module 7: Audit Sampling 218

Module 8: Auditing with Technology 236

Outlines of Professional Standards 243


Exam Content Overview 361

Module 9: Basic Theory and Financial Reporting 367

Module 10: Inventory 427

Module 11: Fixed Assets 442

Module 12: Monetary Current Assets and Current Liabilities 465

Module 13: Present Value 485

Module 14: Deferred Taxes 544

Module 15: Stockholders' Equity 562

Module 16: Investments 584

Module 17: Statement of Cash Flows 599

Module 18: Business Combinations and Consolidations 611

Module 19: Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities 637

Module 20: Miscellaneous 653

Module 21: Governmental (State and Local) Accounting 678

Module 22: Not-for-Profit Accounting 723

Outlines of Accounting Pronouncements 737


Exam Content Overview 839


Module 23: Professional and Legal Responsibilities 849

Module 24: Federal Securities Acts 871

Module 25: Business Structure 886

Module 26: Contracts 912

Module 27: Sales 937

Module 28: Commercial Paper 953

Module 29: Secured Transactions 974

Module 30: Bankruptcy 983

Module 31: Debtor-Creditor Relationships 997

Module 32: Agency 1009

Module 33: Regulation of Business Employment, Environment, and Antitrust 1017

Module 34: Property 1040


Module 35: Individual Taxation 1065

Module 36: Transactions in Property 1126

Module 37: Partnerships Taxation 1146

Module 38: Corporate Taxation 1161

Module 39: Other Taxation Topics 1191


Exam Content Overview 1213

Module 40: Corporate Governance, Internal Control, and Enterprise Risk Management 1218

Module 41: Information Technology 1235

Module 42: Economics, Strategy, and Globalization 1265

Module 43: Financial Risk Management and Capital Budgeting 1294

Module 44: Financial Management 1319

Module 45: Performance Measures 1344

Module 46: Cost Measurement 1361

Module 47: Planning, Control, and Analysis 1377

INDEX 1399

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