A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a financial advisor that aids individuals and businesses plan and achieve their financial goals ranging from goals such as saving for a new home, financially planning for the opening of a new office, or mergers and acquisitions to do with organizations. In order to be eligible for a CPA certificate, you need to have completed 150 hours of college/university coursework. There are four exams a candidate would have to pass to attain the certification: Auditing & Attestation, Business Environment & Concepts, Financial Accounting & Reporting, and Regulation. Exams are held 4 times a year: February, May, August & November.

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i m Shaik Hameed ,working as an Accountant in Riyadh(KSA), I want to complete CPA , I have a MBA finance .Please guide me
(Question asked by Shaik on September 19, 2017)

Dear Mr Hameed

The minimum qualification for CPA USA is 4 years of College Degree. 

Regards  Richard Business Development Executive

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I want to know about CPA course.
(Question asked by Kamran on November 12, 2015)

There are no formal entry requirements for CPA. The qualification is open to all – from school leavers to post graduates and employees who want to increase their knowledge and skills

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I am currently working as an accounts assistant in an international law firm located in the DIFC. My employers wish me to sit the CPA exams and I am looking forward to studying this. I currently hold a degree in BSC – Management Accounting from Notre Dame University Philippines.Could you please advise if this would allow me access to commence the course? If not, could you please advise which exams I need to sit to gain access?
(Question asked by Catherine on October 17, 2017)

Good day Catherine and thank you very much for your questons. To be able to determine your eligibility, please forward a copy of your transcript so we can assist.

In general a BA degree with 5 accouting courses could have you eligible.

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I have a bachelor degree in Business Admin and masters in commerce. I have 2 years of work experience as an accountant. Am I eligible to attend the CPA exam?
(Question asked by VIRENDRA on February 28, 2018)

Dear Virendra, It depends on how may accounting courses you have taken and/or your total credits earned under your bachelor and masters degrees.

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