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Wiley CPA Exam Review 2011 Update

ISBN: 978-1-118-01639-8
208 pages
December 2010
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The 2011 CPA exam demystified

Wiley CPA Exam Review 2011 Update covers the changes to all four sections of the the 2011 CBT-e exam in a comprehensive, detailed manner, to help CPA candidates deal with the new exam and pass on the first try.

  • Covers the changes to all four sections of the 2011 CBT-e exam
  • Equips CPA candidates with a firm grasp of the new content and test format
  • Written by one of the country's most dynamic and successful CPA Prep providers whose students boast an impressive pass rate of 86% on their first try

Candidates are desperate for a book to tell them exactly what has changed on the new CPA exam, and what didn't. The answers are all here in Wiley CPA Exam Review 2011 Update.

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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION.

Using This Information.

The CPA Exam.

Purpose.

Structure.

Types of Questions.

Auditing and Attestation—4 Hours.

Financial Accounting and Reporting—4 Hours.

Regulation—3 Hours.

Business Environment and Concepts—3 Hours.

New Research Task Format (2010).

Skill Specification Outlines (SSOs).

Weights.

Knowledge and Understanding.

Application of the Body of Knowledge.

Written Communication.

Outlines.

A Few Interesting Facts about the Computerized Exam.

Auditing and Attestation (AUD).

Auditing and Attestation Content Specification Outline.

References—Auditing and Attestation.

Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR).

Financial Accounting and Reporting Content Specification Outline.

References—Financial Accounting and Reporting.

Regulation (REG).

Regulation Content Specification Outline.

References—Regulation Ethics, Professional and Legal Responsibilities, and Business Law.

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC).

Business Environment and Concepts Content Specification Outline.

References—Business Environment and Concepts.

CBTe—Exam Changes Effective 01/01/2011 21 Summary of 01/01/2011 CSO Changes.

Chapter 2 AUDITING AND ATTESTATION SECTION.

New Material—Auditing and Attestation Section.

International Ethics Standards for Accountants.

Independence Standards of the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO).

Department of Labor Independence Requirements.

International Auditing and Assurance Standards.

Questions on the New Auditing and Attestation Material.

Answer Explanations for the New Auditing and Attestation Material.

Examples of the New Task-Based Simulations—Auditing and Attestation.

Questions.

Task-Based Simulation 1.

Task-Based Simulation 2.

Task-Based Simulation 3.

Answer Explanations for the New Task-Based Simulations.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 1.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 2.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 3.

Reshuffled Material—Auditing and Attestation Section.

Professional Responsibilities.

Questions on Professional Responsibilities.

Examples of the New Task-Based Simulations—Professional Responsibility.

Simulations.

Task-Based Simulation 1.

Task-Based Simulation 2.

Task-Based Simulation 3.

Task-Based Simulation 4.

Task-Based Simulation 5.

Task-Based Simulation 6.

Multiple-Choice Answer Explanations.

Solutions to Simulations.

Task-Based Simulation 1.

Task-Based Simulation 2.

Task-Based Simulation 3.

Task-Based Simulation 4.

Task-Based Simulation 5.

Task-Based Simulation 6.

Reshuffled Material—Auditing and Attestation Section.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Chapter 3 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING SECTION.

New Material—Financial Accounting and Reporting Section.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 72 SEC Reporting Requirements.

Financial Statements of Trusts.

Questions on the New Financial Accounting and Reporting Material.

Answer Explanations for the New Financial Accounting and Reporting Material.

Examples of the New Task-Based Simulations—Financial Accounting and Reporting.

Task-Based Simulation 1.

Task-Based Simulation 2.

Task-Based Simulation 3.

Solutions to Simulations.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 1.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 2.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 3.

Chapter 4 REGULATION SECTION.

Examples of the New Task-Based Simulations—Regulation.

Task-Based Simulation 1.

Task-Based Simulation 2.

Task-Based Simulation 3.

Solutions to Simulations.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 1.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 2.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 3.

Explanation of Solutions.

Reshuffled Material—Regulation Section.

Business Structure.

Multiple-Choice Questions.

Answer Explanations.

Chapter 5 BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND CONCEPTS SECTION.

New Material—Business Environment and Concepts Section.

Corporate Governance and Internal Controls.

Enterprise Risk Management.

Business Process Management and Systems Design.

Project Management.

Asset and Liability Valuation.

Economic Globalization.

Questions on New Business Environment and Concepts Material.

Answer Explanations for New Business Environment and Concepts Material.

Example Task-Based Simulations—Business Economics and Concepts.

Task-Based Simulation 1.

Task-Based Simulation 2.

Task-Based Simulation 3.

Solutions.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 1.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 2.

Solution to Task-Based Simulation 3.

Reshuffled Material—Business Environment and Concepts.

New Responsibilities and Provisions under Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

INDEX.

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Roger Philipp, CPA, is the founder and CEO of Roger CPA Review. After earning his CPA at Deloitte, Roger began teaching CPA review in 1988. He was an instructor at the Dauberman CPA Review, Mark's CPA Review, and Stanley Kaplan CPA Review before opening Roger CPA Review in 2001. Drawing from his extensive industry experience, Roger committed his company to a student-centered mission: to give students exciting and effective instruction, well-written and frequently updated materials, and most importantly, an unparalleled degree of flexibility and cutting-edge technology to ensure their complete exam preparation.
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