US Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Public Accountant

Overview

  • Parts 04
  • Duration 6-9 Months
  • Students 100


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What did it take to clear CPA?
  • While this sounds straight forward, deciding where you’ll practice can sometimes be difficult. If you live in a city like Cincinnati, Ohio, which closely borders Kentucky and Indiana, you need to decide which state you’ll be practicing in in order to accurately figure out what you need to do to become a CPA. Also, if you go to college or live in one state but are open to moving to another for a job, you’ll need to consider the implications of moving for your CPA requirements. Luckily, once you become a CPA in one state, it’s relatively easy to get a reciprocal license in another. However, each state has different requirements for reciprocal licenses.
  • States require certain criteria before candidates are even eligible to take the exam. Each state is different, but most states require candidates to have completed a Bachelor’s degree, or taken 120 hours of college credit. There are exceptions: some states, such as Arizona, allow candidates to take the exam as long as they are within a range of hours of completing a Bachelor’s degree (i.e. 18 semester hours to complete before graduating). Other states, such as Ohio, require 150 hours of college credit to take the exam.
  • In an effort to standardize required licensure hours, the AICPA has required 150 hours of education to become licensed. The only U.S. jurisdiction that doesn’t have this requirement is the U.S. Virgin Islands. The subjects of these hours vary state to state. Each state also has different experience requirements.
  • You best resource for discovering what’s required to sit for the exam and become a CPA is your individual State Board of Accountancy. Simply type “[your state] + state board of accountancy” into your browser, and peruse the website for information on requirements. The AICPA’s This Way to CPA site also has some great information about both sitting and licensure requirements, broken out by state. The format is easy to read, and it also includes a step-by-step how-to of how to take the exam. Once you figure out your requirements, it’s time to find a great CPA review course and start passing those four parts. After that, it’s smooth sailing through the education and experience requirements for licensure.
Benefits of CPA
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of CPAs, accountants, and auditors is projected to grow 10% from the year 2016 to the year 2026. That’s faster than the average growth for most occupations!
  • The median salary for a CPA in the U.S. is $62,410 and in India ₹ 8–10lakh per annum
  • Here are some of the best jobs in India which you can get with a CPA degree:
    • Senior Financial Analyst
    • Risk and Compliance Professional
    • Corporate Controller
    • Accounting Software Developer
    • Information technology Accountant
    • Personal Financial Advisor
    • Finance Director
Support & assistance provided to all Skillstride CPA Review international candidates:
  • CPA Eligibity check by a qualified CPA member from Hi-Educare's expert CPA gameplan team [available pre-enrollment at zero cost]
  • Evaluation Agency and State Board Selection to appear for the CPA exams as per current qualifications
  • Logistical support like credential evaluations, CPA exam scheduling, visa formalities and foreign travel
  • Placement assistance with the Big 4 and MNC's after clearing the CPA exams (for self-sponsored candidates only)
  • License assistance after clearing the CPA exams

We have licensed CPAs at Hi-Educare CPA Review (including, of course, the National Instructor - Haresh Ratnagraphi, Chartered Accountant (FCA) ,Cost and Management Accountant (CMA-india) , Certified public Accountant (CPA) ,Certified Management Accountant (CMA) ,Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) ,Certified Financial Manager (CFM),Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC),Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD),SAP Consultant FICO) who are authorized to verify the accounting/finance experience of candidates to help them achieve their CPA license. This is another one of Skillstride's key USPs over other CPA course-providers across the globe!

CPA Curriculum

  • Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR)
    • 4 Hours Exam - 66 multiple choice questions (50% weightage) & 9 short task-based simulations (50% weightage)
  • Auditing & Attestation (AUD)
    • 4 Hours Exam - 72 multiple choice questions (50% weightage) & 9 short task-based simulations (50% weightage)
  • Regulation (REG)
    • 4 Hours Exam - 76 multiple choice questions (50% weightage) & 9 short task-based simulations (50% weightage)
  • Business Environment & Concepts (BEC)
    • 4 Hours Exam - 62 multiple choice questions(50% weightage) & 5 short task-based simulations (35% weightage),Written communication( 15% weightage)

Instructor

Haresh Ratnagrahi
Founder- Hi-Educare

Haresh Ratnagrahi is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) ,Cost and Management Accountant (CMA-india) , Certified public Accountant (CPA) ,Certified Management Accountant (CMA) ,Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) ,Certified Financial Manager (CFM),Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC),Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD),SAP Consultant FICO

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