CPA is one of the leading financial accounting qualifications around the world. The CPA credential is a license issued by one of the 55 states or territories of the United States through their board of accountancy. One component of the licensing requirement is the uniform CPA examination administered by the American institute of certified public accountants (AICPA).
What will I learn?
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Auditing and Attestation
- Business Environment and Concepts
Anyone from an accounting background wanting to practice as a public accountant in the US or expand their opportunities in the field of accounting world wide.
How wil I benefit from taking this course?
CPAs are qualified to handle a wide variety of important business functions. CPAs are considered trusted financial advisors who can help businesses and other organizations plan and reach their financial goals. You will find CPAs holding positions such as Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officer and even Chief Executive Officer. One of the more important roles CPAs can perform is that of a consultant.
How will I be assessed?
The CPA exams are made up of a mixture of MCQ's, task based simulations and written questions. The pass mark for the CPA exams is 75%. Exams can be taken during the following four testing windows: January/February; April/May; July/August; October/November. The exams can be taken at authorized test centres in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and the UAE.
- A four year Bachelor's degree inaccounting, finance or business
- A minimum of 120 credit hours to be eligible to take the CPA exams
- A minimum of 150 credit hours and 1â€'2 years relevant work experience to apply
- for a CPA license
- A minimum of 15 semester hours in Accounting and 2
About PwC's Academy
PwC's Academy is the educational business of the global organisation PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Our goal is to give people greater knowledge, competence and expertise in finance and business. Our foundation is our team of expert professionals who convey their wealth of knowledge and the practical experience they have gained within leading organisations around the world.See all PwC's Academy courses