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Wiley CPAexcel Exam Review 2014 Study Guide : Auditing and Attestation

By: Whittington, O. Ray.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014Edition: 12.Description: 1 online resource (754 p.).ISBN: 9781118947852.Subject(s): Accounting | Attestation | AuditingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wiley CPAexcel Exam Review 2014 Study Guide : Auditing and AttestationDDC classification: 657.7 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Wiley CPAexcel® Exam Review Study Guide July 2014: Auditing and Attestation; Copyright; Contents; Preface; About the Author; About the Contributor; Introduction; Chapter 1: Beginning Your CPA Review Program; General Comments on the Examination; Purpose of the Examination; Examination Content; Nondisclosure and Computerization of Examination; Types of Questions; Process for Sitting for the Examination; Applying to Take the Examination; International Applicants; Obtaining the Notice to Schedule; Exam Scheduling; Attributes of Examination Success; Common Candidate Mistakes
Purpose and Organization of This Review TextbookOther Textbooks; Ordering Other Textual Materials; Working CPA Questions; Self-Study Program; Study Facilities and Available Time; Self-Evaluation; Using Notecards; Level of Proficiency Required; Multiple-Choice Feedback; Conditional Candidates; Planning for the Examination; Overall Strategy; Weekly Review of Preparation Program Progress; Time Management of Your Preparation; Chapter 2: Examination Grading; Setting the Passing Standard of the Uniform CPA Examination; Grading the Examination; Multiple-Choice Grading
Tasked-Based Simulation GradingRequesting a Score Review; Chapter 3: Solutions Approach; Multiple-Choice Screen Layout; Multiple-Choice Question Solutions Approach; Multiple-Choice Question Solutions Approach Example; Task-Based Simulations; Task-Based Simulations Solutions Approach; Research Simulations; Time Requirements for the Solutions Approach; Chapter 4: Taking the Examination; Examination Strategies; Getting "Psyched Up"; Lodging, Meals, Exercise; Test Center and Procedures; Allocation of Time; Techniques for Time Management; Examination Rules; CPA Exam Checklist
One week before you are scheduled to sitWhat to bring; Evening before exam; Exam-taking strategy; After taking the examination; Chapter 5: Exam Content Overview; AICPA Content and Skills Specifications; Content Specification Outlines (CSOs); Skill Specification Outlines (SSOs); Researching AICPA Professional Standards; Database Searching; Advanced Searches; Auditing and Attestation; Module 1: Professional Responsibilities; A. Overview of the Attest Function; B. AICPA Code of Professional Conduct; C. Quality Control; D. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
E. Public Company Accounting Oversight BoardF. International Standards-Ethical; G. International Standards-Auditing/Assurance; H. Other; Key Terms; Multiple-Choice Questions (1-55); Multiple-Choice Answers and Explanations; Simulations; Simulation Solutions; Module 2: Engagement Planning, Obtaining an Understanding of the Client and Assessing Risks; A. Basic Concepts; B. Audit Planning; C. Obtain an Understanding of the Entity and Its Environment (AU-C 315); D. Assess the Risks of Material Misstatement and Design Further Audit Procedures
E. Required Communication to Those Charged with Governance
Summary: "I wanted to say I bought just the four books by Wiley for each CPA section and took all 4 parts of the exam in May 2009. I studied for about half a year, and I PASSED ALL 4 PARTS ON THE FIRST TRY!!! 95% REG, 88% FAR, 82% AUD, 81% BEC. I am very excited and happy that these books alone helped me pass!" -Gabriela Adriana Mandiuc, Boerne, Texas All the information you need to master the computerized CPA exam! The most effective system available to prepare for the CPA exam-proven for nearly forty yearsTimely, up-to-the-minute coverage for the computerized exam. Contains all current AICPA content requirements in Auditing and AttestationUnique modular format-helps you zero in on areas that need work, organize your study program, and concentrate your effortsComprehensive questions-over 3,800 multiple-choice questions and their solutions in the four volumes. Covers the new simulation-style problems. Includes over 280 simulationsComplete sample exam in Auditing and AttestationGuidelines, pointers, and tips-show you how to build knowledge in a logical and reinforcing way Wiley CPAexcel Exam Review Study Guide 2014 arms test-takers with detailed outlines, study guidelines, and skill-building problems to help candidates identify, focus on, and master the specific topics that need the most work.
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Wiley CPAexcel® Exam Review Study Guide July 2014: Auditing and Attestation; Copyright; Contents; Preface; About the Author; About the Contributor; Introduction; Chapter 1: Beginning Your CPA Review Program; General Comments on the Examination; Purpose of the Examination; Examination Content; Nondisclosure and Computerization of Examination; Types of Questions; Process for Sitting for the Examination; Applying to Take the Examination; International Applicants; Obtaining the Notice to Schedule; Exam Scheduling; Attributes of Examination Success; Common Candidate Mistakes

Purpose and Organization of This Review TextbookOther Textbooks; Ordering Other Textual Materials; Working CPA Questions; Self-Study Program; Study Facilities and Available Time; Self-Evaluation; Using Notecards; Level of Proficiency Required; Multiple-Choice Feedback; Conditional Candidates; Planning for the Examination; Overall Strategy; Weekly Review of Preparation Program Progress; Time Management of Your Preparation; Chapter 2: Examination Grading; Setting the Passing Standard of the Uniform CPA Examination; Grading the Examination; Multiple-Choice Grading

Tasked-Based Simulation GradingRequesting a Score Review; Chapter 3: Solutions Approach; Multiple-Choice Screen Layout; Multiple-Choice Question Solutions Approach; Multiple-Choice Question Solutions Approach Example; Task-Based Simulations; Task-Based Simulations Solutions Approach; Research Simulations; Time Requirements for the Solutions Approach; Chapter 4: Taking the Examination; Examination Strategies; Getting "Psyched Up"; Lodging, Meals, Exercise; Test Center and Procedures; Allocation of Time; Techniques for Time Management; Examination Rules; CPA Exam Checklist

One week before you are scheduled to sitWhat to bring; Evening before exam; Exam-taking strategy; After taking the examination; Chapter 5: Exam Content Overview; AICPA Content and Skills Specifications; Content Specification Outlines (CSOs); Skill Specification Outlines (SSOs); Researching AICPA Professional Standards; Database Searching; Advanced Searches; Auditing and Attestation; Module 1: Professional Responsibilities; A. Overview of the Attest Function; B. AICPA Code of Professional Conduct; C. Quality Control; D. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

E. Public Company Accounting Oversight BoardF. International Standards-Ethical; G. International Standards-Auditing/Assurance; H. Other; Key Terms; Multiple-Choice Questions (1-55); Multiple-Choice Answers and Explanations; Simulations; Simulation Solutions; Module 2: Engagement Planning, Obtaining an Understanding of the Client and Assessing Risks; A. Basic Concepts; B. Audit Planning; C. Obtain an Understanding of the Entity and Its Environment (AU-C 315); D. Assess the Risks of Material Misstatement and Design Further Audit Procedures

E. Required Communication to Those Charged with Governance

"I wanted to say I bought just the four books by Wiley for each CPA section and took all 4 parts of the exam in May 2009. I studied for about half a year, and I PASSED ALL 4 PARTS ON THE FIRST TRY!!! 95% REG, 88% FAR, 82% AUD, 81% BEC. I am very excited and happy that these books alone helped me pass!" -Gabriela Adriana Mandiuc, Boerne, Texas All the information you need to master the computerized CPA exam! The most effective system available to prepare for the CPA exam-proven for nearly forty yearsTimely, up-to-the-minute coverage for the computerized exam. Contains all current AICPA content requirements in Auditing and AttestationUnique modular format-helps you zero in on areas that need work, organize your study program, and concentrate your effortsComprehensive questions-over 3,800 multiple-choice questions and their solutions in the four volumes. Covers the new simulation-style problems. Includes over 280 simulationsComplete sample exam in Auditing and AttestationGuidelines, pointers, and tips-show you how to build knowledge in a logical and reinforcing way Wiley CPAexcel Exam Review Study Guide 2014 arms test-takers with detailed outlines, study guidelines, and skill-building problems to help candidates identify, focus on, and master the specific topics that need the most work.

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<p> O. RAY WHITTINGTON, CPA, P H D, CMA, CIA, is Dean of the Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. Ray is a former member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board and the AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee. He is also the coauthor of Audit Sampling: An Introduction, Fifth Edition, available from Wiley.</p>

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