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This is it, the last testing week of 2013. The AICPA has extended this testing window and you are able take exams through December 6, 2013.
If you haven’t scheduled an exam yet but feel you are ready and have your NTS, give the Prometric Center a call! They may have an empty space for you!
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Thank you to all past and present Kaplan CPA Review students. During this holiday season, and all year long, the staff at Kaplan CPA Review gives thanks to YOU for your hard work, your time and commitment, your success, and for your confidence in Kaplan CPA Review.
Happy Thanksgiving from Kaplan CPA Review
Feeling a little behind in your studies? Don’t put your exam off until January. Take advantage of the open testing week in December. The AICPA just announced that due to the late U.S. Thanksgiving holiday (November 28), the exam will be administered through December 6. This gives you six weeks yet to study and pass another section of the CPA Exam. Be sure to reserve your seat to ensure you get the desired day and time. Hurry—openings in this extended week of testing will go fast.
To read the press release from the AICPA, please see the CPA…
Passing the CPA exam the first time you sit for each section is what Kaplan CPA Review is here to help you accomplish. Check out our very own Denise Probert’s feature in the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) quarterly newsletter on what it takes to pass the exam.
Please visit https://www.bap.org/passthecpaexam.
Great professional decisions generally combine doing what you love with doing something that others want and need. The CPA credential does just that. Read more in this Journal of Accountancy article: http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/News/20138906.htm.
In 2012, the AICPA Auditing Standards Board issued clarified auditing standards (AU-C) for use in the audit of financial statements issued on or after December 15, 2012. These clarified standards were first tested in the AUD section in quarter three of 2013.
Please note that the current AUD Exam tests both the clarified auditing standards (AU-Cs) and the standards they replaced (AUs).
On January 1, 2014, the auditing standards used for financial statements issued before December 15, 2012 (AUs) will no longer be tested and the AICPA will no longer publish the extant standards (AUs).
It’s important to find some personal time in your CPA pursuits. Are you a Breaking Bad fan? With the season finale airing this past Sunday, you might have some spare time to fill—work hard to get through the CPA exam(s) and enjoy the holiday season, sans CPA review!
Check out the blog below and apply your REG knowledge to the Breaking Bad series!
The AICPA has recently released the third quarter passing rates for the CPA Exam. BEC pass rates are phenomenal—58.54%! Way to go new and future CPAs. Let’s work hard and close out the Q4 window strong. Best wishes to all candidates from Kaplan CPA Review.
To access the published pass rates, please visit:
Do you like problem solving and thrive on a challenge? In the August issue of the Journal of Accountancy, there is an article asking for your help in solving an Excel question. The solution will be posted in the September issue, presumably including accolades to the Excel genius. Please visit the following website to participate in the JofA Reader Challenge: http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2013/Aug/Reader-challenge.htm
The AICPA has updated their sample test for the clarified auditing standards (AU-C). Candidates should visit http://apps.aicpa.org/CBTeSampleTest/SampleTestInstPreMet2.html to access the sample exam and obtain more practice, especially for the AUD research task-based simulation.