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January 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Pension Accounting

Bonjour! Dear Friend

Prior to initiating the discussion on the subject matter for the day, I want to make some confessions. Pension Accounting was a thorny topic for me and it took me some time to imbibe it. Whilst I am going to write about it, makes me feel perturbed, yet I want to share my learning with you. At work, a project director taught me a mantra once “keep things simple, keep things stupid” and they are easy to manage. I tried applying the same mantra here and it… Continue

Added by Aprajita Kumar on January 21, 2010 at 1:35pm — No Comments

CPA Exam Pass Rates for 4th Quarter 2009 and Final 2009 Cumulative Figures

The CPA Exam passing rates are out for the 4th Quarter and final cumulative figures for 2009. Below are the passing rates along with a high/low recap by section, single quarter and cumulative...

AUD : Audit and Attestation

Q1 - 47.61% (l)

Q2 - 51.79% (h)

Q3 - 51.52%

Q4 - 47.99%

BEC : Business Environment and Concepts

Q1 - 46.23%

Q2 - 48.56%

Q3 - 52.27% (h)

Q4 - 45.65% (l)

FAR : Financial Accounting and Reporting

Q1 -… Continue

Added by CPA Exam Club on January 12, 2010 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

Accounting for Investments - Equity and Cost Method

Hello and Welcome Dear Reader

Before I begin with my topic of the day, I wanted to share an interesting article on Investing in Gold. With sudden rise in price of Gold, it seems, everyone's getting more passionate about buying yellow metal. Then I landed on this article in Money magazine " Coming down with Gold fever" and I had to ask myself...Is it another bull run?? .......................Now coming back to today’s subject for dialogue “Accounting for Investments-Equity Method”… Continue

Added by Aprajita Kumar on January 11, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Basics of Accounting


This is the first time I am writing a blog. I am kind of excited and nervous. Thousands of ideas are overflowing and I need a needle to thread them all into one. I would not say that I am a master of my subject but I have a fair amount of understanding and want to share it and learn more from others.

I am going to start with Basics of Accounting and then gradually pick up Financial Accounting and Reporting "FAR" topics. I am keeping my fingers crossed hoping to expand… Continue

Added by Aprajita Kumar on January 6, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Get motivated.. Get it done.. Act NOW

The purpose of this topic of discussion is to get motivated by sharing quotes, stories, or personal experience that tell all candidates that if they're struggling with the CPA exam, they're not alone.

I believe that the Thomas Edison quote “Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration" is very relevant to the CPA Exam taking process. I have never found myself being too-dumb to pass the Exam. I've always left the testing center kicking myself for not working… Continue

Added by CPA Exam Club on January 6, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

CPA Exam: Jan/Feb 2010 Wave 1 & 2 Score Release Info and Estimates

WAVE 1 & 2 Jan/Feb 2010 Window Score Release Estimates

Using the below background information for approximate score release dates, the 7th full week of testing would fall on the week of February 15th. Wave 1 cutoff is normally the 7th of the 2nd month, but in this case, February 7th falls on a Sunday, so Wave 1 cutoff would be Friday February 5th.

Starting a couple days before Feb 15, you will want to keep an eye out for tweets from… Continue

Added by CPA Exam Club on January 5, 2010 at 1:37am — 2 Comments

Passing the CPA Exam: 12 Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolution

"The New Year prompts many of us to create resolutions, promises to start, stop, or change something that we think will make our lives better. Success requires follow up. Executive coach and change agent M.J. Ryan offers the Top 12 Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolution..."

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Added by CPA Exam Club on January 2, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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