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Tertiary and Continuing CPA Program

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  1. bgt2110

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    How did people find it ? Suggestions, Tips on approaching it ? Electives worth doing ? Difficult ?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Power Raid

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    take plenty of time off before the exams to study. it is always easier to pass first time around than having to repeat.
     
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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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    Power Raid TheBrownDog

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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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    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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    Got through Financial reporting, halfway through as well (done ethics and tax as well).
     
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    Well done mate, financial reporting was a tough subject I reckon
     
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    Yeah I found it a lot tougher than the others. Just so much to remember.
     
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    CPA still use multiple choice exams?
     
  10. SherbertLemon

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    Core units have multi choice and extended answers, electives are all multiple choice
     
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    Extended response is easier IMO. If you know the content well enough you will always do well.
     

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    Yeah I'm halfway through doing my CA exams.
     
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    Yes they do
     
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    I remember study for an exam whilst everyone else was watching the GF

    It broke my heart missing the Lions smash the Pies
     
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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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    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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    Contemporary Business Isues is only multiple choice
     
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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
     
  19. SherbertLemon

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    And that is an elective.

    Comp subjects are ethics, fin acct, man acc and global strat management
     
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    Yeah ok, I forgot that. It's been a couple of years since I did it
     
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    SMA is far easier than it was at uni.
     
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    SMA was piss easy at uni, in fact all things to do with management accounting were easy at uni.

    Have you done the SMA exam yet?
     
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    No I'm doing it this semester.
     
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    Watch it, the exam is a prick.

    The subject content seems pretty easy, but the exam is one of the more trickier ones
     
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