Tertiary and Continuing CPA Program

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How'd everyone go? Passed advanced tax. 3 down for me.

There's an excellent guide on whirlpool for how to approach the exams/order to take the subjects in if you're interested
 

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I did a CA rather than a CPA, but I'd imagine the exams and pass marks would be similar. In CA, only about 20-25% pass all there exams first time around.

work and study is a tough combo to balance
 

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I did a CA rather than a CPA, but I'd imagine the exams and pass marks would be similar. In CA, only about 20-25% pass all there exams first time around.

work and study is a tough combo to balance
Yeah. That's the killer, having to do a full working week (can be crazy hours if you're a public accountant) and then motivating yourself to study.
 

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How'd everyone go? Passed advanced tax. 3 down for me.

There's an excellent guide on whirlpool for how to approach the exams/order to take the subjects in if you're interested
Got through Financial reporting, halfway through as well (done ethics and tax as well).
 

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Just as an aside, what are the salary jumps usually expected during and after the CA/CPA program? Currently on 44k a year 6 months into a grad role in public practice which I assume is around the market rate.
 

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Just as an aside, what are the salary jumps usually expected during and after the CA/CPA program? Currently on 44k a year 6 months into a grad role in public practice which I assume is around the market rate.
it was around 20-30% pa with the big pay jump when you left public practice. The timing of when you jumped, and where you jumped, was important as that had a big influence on your salary cap in the future.

After 10 years the pay range would be $120k to $400k. Anything over $200k and you are being likely to be remunerated for management roles rather than just accounting.
 

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The thing I hated about the CPA program was the passmark. If it was a straight 50% you would pass every exam easily, however being around 65% puts that little bit of doubt into it.


P.S I know by making it harder to pass, it makes it worth more in the field
 

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