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Which Section of the CPA Exam Should You Take First?

One of the most popular questions we hear from CPA candidates is, “which section of the CPA exam should I take first?” That’s a great question. If you don’t already know what the four parts of the CPA exam are, you should read my post about the sections of the CPA exam. It will give you

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BEC CPA Exam Study Tips | Section Format, Structure, Topics Covered

BEC stands for Business Environment and Concepts. It is the section that evaluates a candidates’ comprehension of responsibility and professional duty. Understanding of management, principle economic concepts, corporate governance, and Informational Technology (IT) is crucial to mastery. It examines the test-takers’ ability to identify and analyze situations that call upon his knowledge of ethics and

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AUD CPA Exam Study Tips | Section Format, Structure, Topics Covered

The AUD (Attestation and Auditing) section of the CPA exam focuses on the examination of an entity’s financial reports, compliance, and processes. This section evaluates the candidates’ understanding of proper auditing procedures, gathering evidence, fundamental principles, and internal controls. Many candidates feel this exam is closely related to FAR because there is some overlap in GAAP

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REG CPA Exam Study Tips | Section Format, Structure, Topics Covered

The REG (Regulations) CPA exam section tests candidates’ understanding of taxation at a federal level, law and legal matters in a business context, as well as the ethical and legal standards an entity and professional should be responsible for. In other words, it covers business law and federal taxation topics. This section can be particularly

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FAR CPA Exam Study Tips | Section Format, Structure, Topics Covered

The FAR (Financing Accounting and Reporting) section of the CPA exam covers topics like GAAP, financial statements, financial transactions, and reporting for non-profits. Many candidates consider FAR to be the most challenging of the four CPA exam sections because of its length and scope of information covered on the test. It’s also difficult because it tests

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