Q2 2017 CPA Exam Passing Rates

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The Q2 passing rates, the first for the revised exam, are in!   Q2 2017 Observations Comparing the numbers to the previous two quarters it looks as if the new exam, if not easier, is more suited to today’s CPA candidate.  I would tend to think it better reflects what candidates are learning or know from school and the working…

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The CPA Exam Has Updated Q2 Score Release Dates for 2017

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The AICPA has changed the release dates for results for those who take the exam in April and May this year.  The reason has to do with the revised exam that debuted on April 1st of this year.  According to the site: “Due to the substantive changes introduced to the Examination in April 2017, time is required to conduct the…

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Q1 2017 CPA Exam Passing Rates

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The first quarter of 2017 is in the books.  This is the last set of numbers for the current exam.  Q2 will be the first with the revised exam.  Data from AICPA.   Salient Points For the most part the percentage differences aren’t that great but the negative trend continues. FAR continues its downward spiral.  It’s percentage is the smallest…

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Accountants Are Hot

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It’s a good time for Accounting.  The job market outlook is maybe the best it’s ever been and the number of college students in accounting programs is at an all-time high.  Consider: The number of students enrolled in accounting programs broke 250,000 for the first time according to the AICPA’s 2015 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and Demand…

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CPA Exam Update for 2017

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The CPA exam is getting its first major update since 2011.  The new exam places more emphasis on analysis and critical-thinking skills.  During their most recent survey the AICPA found that the normal routine tasks a new CPA would be responsible for are being handled through new technology or outsourcing.  Because of this, the newly licensed CPA is increasingly tasked…

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