CPA Exam For Dummies

CPA Exam For Dummies

by Kenneth W. Boyd


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CPA Exam For Dummies by Kenneth W. Boyd

Get started on the path to passing the CPA exam today

Passing the CPA exam can be the first step to a long andrewarding career. With CPA Exam For Dummies, you'll get afull overview of the exam, information on how to register, therequirements for taking and passing the tests, as well as a reviewof the four sections. This comprehensive introductory study guideprovides you with a wealth of information, including all thecurrent AICPA content requirements in auditing and attestation,business environment and concepts, financial accounting andreporting, and accounting regulation. From start to finish, thetext is designed to prepare you for each portion of this rigorousexam.

Preparing for the CPA exam can be a daunting process. With theclassic For Dummies approach, CPA Exam For Dummiesoffers an overview and steps on how to get started. Go at your ownpace to master the various sections of the exam, and use the bookas a reference on an ongoing basis as you prepare for the examportions. Dive into the book to find:

  • An overview of the CPA exam, featuring exam organization andinformation on scoring
  • A content review, including practice questions and explanationsof answers
  • Online bonus practice exams to boost your knowledge andconfidence
  • An overview of the benefits of passing the CPA exam andbecoming a certified public accountant

For those seeking to pass the CPA exam and launch theiraccounting careers, CPA Exam For Dummies is the go-toresource for getting started!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118813737
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 146,637
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kenneth W. Boyd, a former CPA, has over twenty-nine yearsof experience in accounting, education, and financial services. Heis the owner of St. Louis Test Preparation (, wherehe provides online tutoring in accounting and finance to bothgraduate and undergraduate students.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with the CPA Exam 5

Chapter 1: So You Want to Become a CPA 7

Chapter 2: Getting Acquainted with the CPA Exam 15

Chapter 3: Preparing to Take the Exam 25

Chapter 4: Implementing a Study Program 33

Part II: Business Environment and Concepts 51

Chapter 5: Taking a Closer Look at the Business Environment and Concepts Test 53

Chapter 6: Business Environment and Concepts Practice Questions 75

Chapter 7: Answers to Business Environment and Concepts Practice Questions 83

Part III: Financial Accounting and Reporting 87

Chapter 8: Taking a Closer Look at the Financial Accounting and Reporting Test 89

Chapter 9: Financial Accounting and Reporting Practice Questions 121

Chapter 10: Answers and Explanations to Financial Accounting and Reporting Practice Questions 131

Part IV: Auditing and Attestation 139

Chapter 11: Taking a Closer Look at the Auditing and At testation Test 141

Chapter 12: Auditing and Attestation Practice Questions 169

Chapter 13: Answers and Explanations to Auditing and Attestation Practice Questions 177

Part V: Regulation 181

Chapter 14: Taking a Closer Look at the Regulation Test 183

Chapter 15: Regulation Practice Questions 219

Chapter 16: Answers and Explanations to Regulation Practice Questions 227

Part VI: The Part of Tens 233

Chapter 17: Ten Common Mistakes on the CPA Exam 235

Chapter 18: Ten Important Formulas to Understand 243

Appendix: Linking to Wiley CPAexcel 253

Index 255

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