Are you looking to advance your career but can’t decide between becoming a CPA or CFA®? Check out our comparison of their exams, career choices, and more!
If you want to become a CFA® charterholder, you must be prepared to put in hundreds of hours of study. The CFA® Institute estimates that a candidate must prepare for at least 300 hours for each of the three levels.
In order to work as a CIBA, you’ll need to understand US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards, key financial modeling concepts, and the credit quality of companies. Plus, you’ll need to thoroughly understand every step of the M&A process.
Spend any time on the internet and you’ll quickly discover a ton of free resources available to help you learn about virtually anything. Studying for the CFA is no different, although some materials are a better use of your time than others.