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How the Next CPA Exam was Developed

by Ken Tysiac | Sep 12, 2016   ()

The debut of the next CPA exam on April 1, 2017, reflects an important evolution in the accounting profession.

Advances in technology, along with factors such as globalization and outsourcing, have combined to create an environment where newly licensed CPAs need more advanced skills than ever before. The update of the Uniform CPA Examination was designed to maintain alignment with professional practice and continue to provide state boards of accountancy reasonable assurance that candidates who pass have the appropriate skills and knowledge to perform as newly licensed CPAs. This means that the exam will have a greater focus on higher-order skills such as analysis and evaluation. Read More

Source: Journal of Accountancy

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