CPA Voice: CPA exam changes ahead

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 by Gary Hunt

NovDec 2016 VoiceIn April the CPA exam will undergo a change meant to prepare new CPAs for a world focused more on application, analysis and interpretation.

“In addition to possessing professional and technical knowledge, CPAs will be expected to exercise critical thinking, problem solving and professional skepticism,” writes Laura Hay, CPA, CAE in the November/December issue of CPA Voice. “The exam makes greater use of task-based simulations, including document review simulations, in which candidates reference examples of business documents and edit the text, to better simulate the type of tasks newly-licensed CPAs are asked to perform.”

To learn more about the upcoming CPA exam changes, including how test takers will have to prepare differently, read the rest of the story online now.

Don’t miss this convenient, self-study CPE

Did you know that reading CPA Voice can help you satisfy your CPE requirement? No matter your location or the time of day – and even without the benefit of electricity – you can gain CPE credit with each issue.

Every edition includes a 12-question self-assessment exam covering content from that issue. Receive a grade of 75% or higher and you’ll earn one hour of CPE credit in specialized knowledge.

Best of all, you can take the exam when and where it’s convenient for you, either online or by mail. Exams remain available online – and may be completed for CPE – through the same month of the following year.

November/December 2016 Self-Assessment Exam


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