CPA Hot Topics 09/21/12 – 2013

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Looking Ahead to 2013

As the final testing window of 2012 draws to a close, many of you are likely already looking ahead to the sections you will take in 2013 and wondering when you should start studying. The Gleim Team has also been busy preparing for 2013, and we want to assure you that you will be able to start studying with 2013 CPA Review materials on December 3, which will give you plenty of time to prepare for the first testing window of 2013.

What Changed?

The new edition includes improvements and changes based on our valued customer feedback. For example, study units have been reorganized for better flow, allowing you to maximize your available study time. In addition, we have made content updates that reflect what will be tested in 2013.

Introducing Test Prep Online

The 2013 CPA Review System will contain a new study tool that I am very excited about: the Test Prep Online. Test Prep Online gives you anytime access to more than 11,000 questions and will replace the Test Prep Software Download as an essential component of the Review System. You will be able to create custom tests that emulate the real exam, track your progress, and analyze your weak areas from any mobile device or tablet as well as standard PCs or Macs.

Auditing Q3-Q4

You should note that the Auditing and Attestation (AUD) section materials are being handled a little differently this year because of the Auditing Standard Board’s clarified standards. Since the new standards will not be testable on the CPA exam until the July/August window, Gleim will be releasing a Q1-Q2 edition for those candidates sitting for AUD in the January/February or April/May window. Then we will release a Q3-Q4 edition that reflects the clarified standards for those candidates sitting for AUD in the July/August or October/November window.

We want to help!

Don’t hesitate to email me or call our team of Accounting Consultants about anything that’s on your mind. We’re here to help if you have any questions about the 2013 edition review materials, the new Auditing standards, or any other matters related to the CPA exam.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

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