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Wiley CPAexcel Exam Review 2014 Study Guide, Auditing and Attestation

ISBN: 978-1-118-73421-6
768 pages
December 2013
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Everything today's CPA candidates need to pass the CPA Exam

Published annually, this Auditing and Attestation volume of the comprehensive four-volume paperback reviews all current AICPA content requirements in auditing and attestation. Many of the questions are taken directly from previous CPA exams. With 2,800 multiple-choice questions in all four volumes, these study guides provide all the information candidates need to master in order to pass the computerized Uniform CPA Examination. Its unique modular format helps you zero in on those areas that need more attention and organize your study program.

  • Complete sample exam
  • The most effective system available to prepare for the CPA exam—proven for over thirty years
  • Timely—up-to-the-minute coverage for the computerized exam
  • Contains all current AICPA content requirements in auditing and attestation
  • Unique modular format—helps candidates zero in on areas that need work, organize their study program, and concentrate their efforts
  • Comprehensive questions—over 2,800 multiple-choice questions and their solutions in the four volumes
  • Guidelines, pointers, and tips—show how to build knowledge in a logical and reinforcing way
  • Other titles by Whittington: Audit Sampling: An Introduction, Fifth Edition

Wiley CPA Exam Review 2014 arms test-takers with detailed outlines, study guidelines, and skill-building problems to help candidates identify, focus on, and master the specific topics that need the most work.

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Preface vii

About the Author ix

About the Contributor ix


Chapter 1: Beginning Your CPA Review Program 3

Chapter 2: Examination Grading 17

Chapter 3: Solutions Approach 19

Chapter 4: Taking the Examination 27

Chapter 5: Exam Content Overview 31


Module 1: Professional Responsibilities 51

Module 2: Engagement Planning, Obtaining an Understanding of the Client and Assessing Risks 101

Module 3: Understanding Internal Control and Assessing Control Risk 167

Module 4: Responding to Risk Assessment: Evidence Accumulation and Evaluation 255

Module 5: Reporting 343

Module 6: Accounting and Review Services 425

Module 7: Audit Sampling 465

Module 8: Auditing with Technology 505

Outlines of Professional Standards 523

Module 41: Information Technology (Supplement) 653


Appendix A: Auditing and Attestation Sample Examination 687

Appendix B: Sample Auditing and Attestation Testlet Released by AICPA 715

Appendix C: 2013 Released AICPA Questions for Auditing and Attestation 721


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O. RAY WHITTINGTON, CPA, PhD, CMA, CIA, is Dean of the Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. Ray is a former member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board and the AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee. He is also the coauthor of Audit Sampling: An Introduction, Fifth Edition, available from Wiley.

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