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FASB Simplifies Financial Instruments

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 […]

FASB Simplifies Financial Instruments

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!

If you took the 2017 CPA Exam, how well did your CPA Review course prepare you? Students are saying they were well prepared with Surgent CPA Review! Watch two video testimonials.

The PCAOB addressed critical audit matters in a new standard. Parts of this standard are testable on the CPA Exam in the first quarter of 2018.

CPA Review Payment Plans

Many of the leading CPA Review course providers offer payment plans as a means of payment for a full 4-part CPA Review course. But did you know that many of these plans have hidden fees? Read more to discover the true financial cost to candidates.

Hidden Truth CPA Review Course Technology

Several leading providers, including Becker CPA Review, Gleim, and Wiley, claim to be adaptive, but are they really? Measuring features critical to adaptive learning technology, we examined several leading providers to uncover the hidden truth.

As the CPA Exam’s developer, the AICPA publishes CPA Exam Blueprints – in-depth, section-by-section guides for candidates preparing to test. If you’re planning to sit for the exam, here are 5 reasons to dig into these blueprints before you do!

task-based simulation questions CPA Exam

Here’s everything you wanted to know about task-based simulation (TBS) questions, straight from the AICPA!

cpa exam brazil

The U.S. CPA Exam will now be administered at Prometric testing centers in Brazil. Read more for a list of countries from which candidates can take the exam.