Accounting education

How the next CPA exam was developed

The updated CPA exam debuts on April 1, 2017. Here are seven things you need to know about the exam’s new focus and the work and research involved in the update.

Anoop Natwar Mehta, CPA, CGMA

Anoop Natwar Mehta, CPA, CGMA, president of Science Systems and Applications Inc., describes how a thriving scholarship program helps his company give back to the community—and provide benefits to employees.

What will be tested on the next CPA exam

A greater emphasis on testing evaluation and analysis skills beginning in 2017 is designed to keep the Uniform CPA Examination aligned with the skills newly licensed CPAs need in a changing business environment.

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Revenue recognition: A complex effort

Implementing the new standard requires careful judgment. Learn how to make significant accounting judgments and document them and collaborate with peers for consistent application.

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How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

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News quiz: Taking an economic snapshot and looking to the future

Recent news included IRS actions that affect individuals and partnerships and a possibly influential move by a Big Four accounting firm.Take this short quiz to see how much you know about the news.