What is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?
This certificate is an international certificate attained by professionals who possess a wide pool of exceptional knowledge and skills in the fields of auditing and accounting. The CPA credential is a license that authorizes the holder to practice as a certified public accountant.
What is the CPA program?
It is an advanced level curriculum requiring candidates to demonstrate knowledge of accounting, finance, auditing, business environment and regulations.
The CPA program is composed of four sections:
- Auditing and Attestation: generally accepted auditing standards and other standards related to attest engagements
- Financial Accounting and Reporting: generally accepted accounting principles for business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities
- Federal Regulation: taxation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities and business law
- Business Environment and Concepts: general business environment, business concepts, accounting implications.
Why are CPAs important to organizations?
- Problem-solving professionals who enable people and organizations to shape their future.
- Provide a wide range of services to governments, business, industry and within the field of education
- Communicate the overall picture with clarity and objectivity
- Translate complex information into critical knowledge
- Anticipate and create opportunities
- Designs pathways that transform vision into reality
What is AICPA?
Founded in 1887, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the national professional organization for CPAs in the United States. AICPA provides educational guidance materials to its members and creates and grades the Uniform CPA Exam (www.aicpa.org).
Why should I join CPA program at AUC?
- A step-by-step coaching approach
- Highly qualified and experienced instructors and professionalsIncreased chances of passing the exam through intensive practice to master the material
- Confidence through exam simulation
- Support and advice in exam application
- Free second enrollment for unsuccessful candidates upon the fulfillment of accepted criteria
What is CPA examination?
One of the world’s leading licensing examinations, the CPA examination serves to protect the public interest by helping to ensure that only qualified individuals become licensed as CPAs.
What are the enrollment requirements for CPA program?
- Passing an English exam
- Completing a program of study in accounting at a college or university
- Copy of graduation certificate
- Two passport-size photos
- Copy of student ID
* AUC alumni and graduates of English sections are not required to pass an English exam
Where and when is the CPA exam given?
CPA exam can be taken at any of the 54 jurisdictions of the United States. There are four testing windows in each calendar year during which the exam will be taken:
January – February
April – May
July – August
Each section may be scheduled and taken independently of any other section and in any order
How to register for CPA examination?
- Contact the National Board of Accountancy (NASBA, www.nasba.org) or your chosen state board directly to know the educational and work experience requirements (Requirements may vary from state to another)
- Fulfill state requirements
- Fill the examination application form and pay the required exam fees (Fees vary for each state)
How much it will cost me to apply for CPA program at AUC?
The breakdown of fees for each section is as follows:
- Financial Accounting and Reporting: LE 9,950
- Regulation: LE 9,000
- Business Environment and Concepts: LE 7,500
- Auditing: LE 7,500
The above breakdown includes the cost of books.
What special offers and discounts are available at AUC?
- AUC and SCE: 10 percent discount
- Group (Three or more): 5 percent discount
- Registration for two sections: 10 percent discount