On Friday, December 15, 2017, NASBA sent a message to all candidates on behalf of the AICPA Exams team notifying them of the new user experience software coming in 2018. Below is the body of the message sent to candidates. Also, please note that the AICPA has launched new sample tests and a tutorial. With […]
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There’s nothing more exciting than getting ready to graduate with a job offer in hand! But, there are a few things you need to consider before you kick your heels up and call it a day. Check out these 4 tips, which will help you prepare for your new job and set you up for […]
The AICPA recently announced 2018 CPA Exam changes. Here’s what you need to know: Blueprints Each exam section’s blueprint link the knowledge and skills to be tested on the exam to tasks that are representative of the work of a newly liscenced CPA. The blueprints are updated perioidcally to include new content that becomes […]
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The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) released the ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) Framework: Enterprise Risk Management–Integrating with Strategy and Performance on September 6, 2017. This is COSO’s first significant update to the original 2004 ERM document, Enterprise Risk Management–Integrated Framework. The provisions of the updated ERM framework become testable on the […]
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities. The provisions of the new ASU are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. The content becomes testable on the CPA Exam January 1, 2019. ASU No. 2017-12 […]
Statement of Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 133, Auditor Involvement With Exempt Offering Documents, was issued July 26, 2017, and provides performance requirements for auditors involved with documents for exempt offerings such as municipal securities; securities issued by not-for-profit religious, education, or charitable organizations; crowdfunding; small issues of securities such as Regulation A offerings; and franchise […]
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The FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2017-11, which simplifies accounting for certain financial instruments and will be testable on the CPA Exam in April 2019. Taking FAR in Q2 2019 or later? You’ll want to know this material!