CPA (Certified Public Accountant) is a designation given by AICPA to the individuals who have passed the Uniform CPA exam, met the required and relevant experience. The CPA designation enforces high professional standards in the field of accounting.
The CPA Exams are administered by AICPA, the world's largest accounting body. AICPA offers membership to all the aspirants successfully clearing all 4 CPA exams. CPA license, however, is issued by the 55 state boards of accountancy of the US that are part of NASBA. Each state board has different eligibility criteria that the aspirant needs to meet to take the US CPA exams.
There are indeed many job opportunities in India for US CPA qualified professionals. Obviously, there are the big 4s like Deloitte, EY, etc where CPAs have an opportunity. Apart from the big 4s there are many more international companies like PwC India hiring CPAs even right now. According to Naukri.com there are around 26,426 job openings for a CPA in India as of now and this number keeps increasing, changing every day.
There are four sections in the CPA exam:
You need a score of 75 or higher to pass the CPA exam. Specifically, you must earn a 75 or higher on each of the four tests that make up the CPA exam.
There is no negative marking in the US CPA exam.
There are four sections in the CPA exam. The total duration of the exam is 16 hours (4 hours for each section).
Simandhar Education has corporate tie-ups with Invesco, EY, Citrin Cooperman, etc.
CPA has 4 papers compared to the CA exam which has 3 levels and 18 papers on a whole. Moreover, CPA takes less than a year to complete. The CA, on the other hand, takes close to 5 years to complete.
No, ACCA doesn't give credit for CPA. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) and the state board of accountancy govern CPA's eligibility rules.
Mr. Sripal Jain (CA, CPA) is the Co-Founder and Lead Instructor at Simandhar Education.
CA and US CPA are both professional qualifications. However, the qualities, structures, and durations differ completely; also please note there are no exemptions in any of the subjects as ICAI currently don't have MOU with AICPA, so you will need to write four sections in order to pass the CPA exam.
CPA exam fee is $1000 and International testing fee is $1500. Additionally, $225 for evaluation making the overall CPA exam cost INR 2, 00,000 without training fee.
There are many US firms all over the globe, and a lot of accountancy related assignments are being outsourced to India. There are many US companies now in India, so the job scope is good. Companies like Deloitte, EY, Amazon, Synchrony, Invesco and so many more frequently hire in India.
ACCA is a UK program, it is a good course, but the scope for jobs in UK companies is limited worldwide.
We select the state for you based on your educational background and make sure you get maximum credits as required. US CPA is a uniform exam and the paper will be the same no matter which state you apply from.
CPA US is a 4- paper exam- Online 50% MCQ, 50% SIMS (Case Law based questions)
Exam format: MCQs, simulations, and written communications.
The student will have access to Authoritative literature when he is answering Simulations part in all the 4 papers. Authoritative literature comprises of GAAP, IRS, GAAS where a student can use it to answer, but it requires a lot of practice to locate the exact answer as it is too vast to search.
Yes, a graduation degree from IGNOU is considered valid for the CPA exam. IGNOU Graduation can give you 60 or 90 credits depending on the MOU, if the MOU is for 1 year- then 60 credits, if you're writing B. Com for 3 years – 90 credits.
A qualifications are both related to finance, there are
significant differences between the two. A CFA's expertise
is focused on the investment industry. Consequently, CFAs
work as portfolio
managers, investment advisors, and research analysts.
A CPA, on the other hand, is a specialist in accounting and taxes. You can find CPAs working in public accounting and also in the finance departments of small and large businesses.
B.Com gives you a total of 90 credits and to qualify for the CPA exam you need 120 credits but there are certain states which allow you to sit for CPA exam even with 90 credits provided you sign an undertaking that you will meet the balance credits within 18 months of appearing for the first paper. Yes, you can do CPA but you need to sign an undertaking and we will help you with a bridge course to meet the balance credits. Additionally, B. Com with NAAC A- First division is also an eligibility criterion.
A CPA's knowledge is more broad-based. An individual who holds the CPA license would have proper expertise in a wide-variety of finance-related areas. A CFA is a more specialized course and is targeted at those who want to work in the investment management profession. Compare and know the details of both CPA vs CFA designations.
To be eligible to appear for the US CPA exam one must have 120 credits, each graduation is converted into 30 years of credits thereby adding 90 credits for 3 years, if your NAAC A, the first division you will get 30 additional credits. To apply for the license, one must have 150 credits. Although certain other requirements vary by jurisdiction. Each jurisdiction has specific requirements about education, experience, and residency. Refer to your jurisdiction's application materials for additional information.
The continuous testing window is applied now; they will need to apply for NTS again and write the exam.
The exam has 324 multiple-choice questions, 20 simulation questions, and 3 written communication (essay) questions.
Both US residents and foreign nationals who meet the requirements of a particular state board can take the CPA exam.
Testing for CPA Exam candidates at test centres in India will begin on January 1, 2021. Also, the candidates may begin to use the scheduler on November 2, 2020.
Indian candidates may schedule to take the "US CPA Exam" in the Prometric locations given below:
The Certified Public Accountants are in demand across many industries. They can command high salaries because of their expertise in financing. Also, many companies retain the CPA's accounting talent by paying good salaries along with hikes and bonuses.
The average salary for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in India is ₹701,387.
The CPA exam requirements vary by state jurisdiction. Every state board of accountancy has a different set of requirements, but most states have a core set of qualifications for a candidate to be eligible for the CPA exam.
Below are the requirements to obtain CPA license.
Yes, Candidates who passed CA (Inter) exam are also eligible to do CPA.
Simandhar Education follows Becker (a global education provider headquartered in the US) study material for CPA.
Simandhar Education provides you with access to Live Interactive classes from anywhere in the world and provides the facility to access recorded videos for students who seek to revisit the material taught.
The reasons behind "How Simandhar Education different from other Institutes" are:
2020 CPA Exam Pass Rates
|Section||First Quarter||Second Quarter||Third Quarter|
275+ hours of video lessons per section by Top CPA.
No, US CMA doesn't give credit for CPA.
Yes, Simandhar Education provides evaluation and licensing assistance for CPA. The CPA aspirant must have 2,000 hours of work experience in taxation, auditing, accounting and management consultancy (need not be under a CPA supervisor, Mr.Sripal Jain (CA,CPA) can verify for you).
US CPA license is used mainly when one wants to be self-employed and practice as a Certified Public Accountant living in the US.
A CPA's knowledge is more broad-based. An individual who holds the CPA license would have expertise in a wide variety of finance-related areas. A CFA is a more specialized course and is targeted at those who want to work in the investment management profession. Compare the details of CPA vs CFA designations.
Certified Public Accountants work in a wide range of professions. You can find them in banking, financial services, government jobs, and education. However, most CPAs are employed in public accounting or corporate accounting.
No, the exam is NOT in an open book format. You are not allowed any resources in the testing center while taking the exam.
The Notice to Schedule (NTS) is your notification that you may begin scheduling your examination with Prometric. It is a Hall ticket. NTS is issued in 2-4 weeks of exam application at the CPA Central.
Certified Public Accountants provide a range of services across different types of organizations.
To be eligible to appear for the US CPA exam one must have 120 credits, each graduation is converted into 30 years of credits thereby adding 90 credits for 3 years, if your NAAC A, the first division you will get 30 additional credits. To apply for the license, one must have 150 credits. Although certain other requirements vary by jurisdiction. Each jurisdiction has specific requirements about education, experience, and residency. Refer to your jurisdiction's application materials for any additional information.
Your NTS will be valid for a specific amount of time. This time varies by jurisdiction. For most of the states, it is valid for 6 months whereas for a few it has 9 months validity. You must sit for the examination before your NTS expires. If you do not sit for the examination within the established time frame, your NTS will be expired and you will need to submit a new application to receive a new NTS. The expiration date will be mentioned on the NTS.
You need a score of 75 or higher to pass the CPA exam. Specifically, you must earn a 75 or higher on each of the four tests that make up the CPA exam.
If you are appearing for exams in any country other than the US you will have to take the license within 3 years of passing the CPA exam or your credits will lapse. If you appear for the exam in the US you have to apply for a license within 10 years.
Yes, you can hold a multiple state license provided you meet the CPE (Continuous Professional Education) as per the state rule.
To decide when to take the CPA exam, follow these steps:
According to the AICPA, 2021 CPA Exam scores will be released on the following CPA Exam score release dates:
|If you take your exam on/before:||Your target score release date is:|
|23rd January, 2021||9th February, 2021|
|15th February, 2021||23rd February, 2021|
|23rd February, 2021||18th March, 2021|
|31st March, 2021||9th April, 2021|
|23rd April, 2021||11th May, 2021|
|16th May, 2021||25th May, 2021|
|8th June, 2021||16th June, 2021|
|30th June, 2021||13th June, 2021|
Once you have found the estimated date your scores will be released, you will need to login to the NASBA website to access your scores. NASBA releases your scores to your state board of accountancy, but be aware that not all boards use the online score retrieval service, so check with your state board for support on where to find your CPA scores.
For most candidates, Prometric sends Exam data files to the AICPA within 24 hours after you complete testing.
Your target release dates are based on two factors:
Most of the changes have been delayed due to the pandemic. Here there are minor changes made to the exam for January 2021, there isn’t a major change.
Removal of the CARES Act changes which were made in October 2020
Exam Topic: Individual and Corporate Taxation.
Auditing and Business Environment & Concepts Increased emphasis on the following:
Business processes and internal controls
Topics Expected to be Removed from the Exam:
There are certain topics that are also expected to be removed from the uniform US CPA Exam which are:
Changes in Content and Skill Weighting:
In order to get your CPA score by the targeted release date, the AICPA needs to receive your result file before the end of the cut-off date from the Prometric testing center. Many factors are causing the delay in receiving the result. NASBA, AICPA, or the Prometric cannot guarantee that the candidate result file that candidate’s result file will be sent to AICPA on the same day or not.
At present, NASBA has no plans to open a center in the Cayman Islands.
NASBA does not anticipate boards doing any further blanket extensions for Notices to Schedule (NTS).
The candidate’s jurisdictions will provide all the required information on the next steps in order to obtain the CPA license. One needs to complete the education, meet relevant experience and take the ethics exam.
Scoring is fully automated for all Exam components except the written communication tasks. Most written communication responses are scored by a computer grading program, which is calibrated using human scorers. In some cases, responses are scored by a network of human graders (all CPAs). If your score is close to the passing score, your written communication tasks will be automatically re-graded by human graders. When there is more than one grader for a response, the average of the scores is used as the final grade. The AICPA uses Item Response Theory (IRT) for the objective portion of the Exam. IRT is a well-established psychometric approach to scoring used by licensing and certification examinations that administer many different test forms. All scoring routines, whether automated or not, are verified at various stages of the scoring process.
I have been grounded due to the flight restrictions, and I was not able to go to the UK or Germany to take the final test (BEC). You may request an NTS extension from your board if there are circumstances beyond your control which prohibit you from testing. The board will require evidence of any hardship.
The requirement to pass the Examination within 18 months is a board rule, regulation or statute. You may request an extension from your board if there are circumstances beyond your control, which prohibit you from testing. The board will require evidence of any hardship.
They will need to pass all remaining parts before their credit expires or lose the credit.
You may request an extension from your board if there are circumstances beyond your control which prohibit you from testing. The board will require evidence of any hardship.
Yes, you may apply for as many parts as you would like when you apply. We encourage you to only apply for the parts you plan to take within the length of time on your NTS.
There are no particular weighting changes for FAR and REG
AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) publishes the blueprints and summary of the revisions. For complete information about CPA material, click: AICPA.
We opened testing in Canada and will continue to test there until June 30, 2021.
There are no plans to offer the Examination online for international candidates.
No, the NTS is valid for one Examination session.
No, our systems do not allow us to change sections.
No, candidates may schedule their Exam during that time.
The same criteria is used for any test centers outside the United States. The international locations and extended countries have been evaluated based on a set of criteria, including:
At this time, countries that have not met those criteria to the combined satisfaction of NASBA, the AICPA and Prometric are not under consideration as testing locations or extended countries. While we appreciate the desire for the Exam to be available in many locations to all candidates, we can best serve the Boards of Accountancy and the accounting profession by ensuring a safe, reliable, and valid Exam.
There are no time restrictions to testing in India.
Yes, you may show an electronic version of your NTS.
You may request an extension from your board if there are circumstances beyond your control which prohibit you from testing. The board will require evidence of any hardship.
The 18-month period is set inboard rules, regulations and statute. There are no plans to change this period. You may request an extension from your board if there are circumstances beyond your control which prohibit you from testing. The board will require evidence of any hardship.
While each candidate will have their own journey toward becoming a CPA, one thing remains the same – the journey as a whole is a hard one, but one that is worth it.
AICPA & NASBA administered the CPA exam in India at eight Prometric test centers.
Testing for CPA Exam candidates at test centers in India will begin January 1, 2021. Also, the candidates may begin to use the scheduler on November 2, 2020.
To take a test in India, you must be or become an eligible CPA exam candidate with citizenship or a long-term resident of the following countries:
AICPA had given an official statement regarding this stating that CPA exams will be held in India in December 2020. However, due to continuous havoc by COVID-19 even this decision was very unclear.
In times like these CPA exams being held in India is something that the candidates are really concerned about. Now the AICPA and NASBA have come to a proper conclusion finally and gave great news for all CPA aspirants that the CPA exam will be held in India continuously every month from January, 2021.
If you have already paid for the international administration process for another test region and wish to move to India, please send an email to [email protected] with the following information:
NASBA AICPA and Prometric announced good news for all the CPA aspirants: Testing for CPA Exam candidates at test centers in India will begin January 1, 2021. Also, the candidates may begin to use the scheduler on November 2, 2020.
US CPA aspirants can take the CPA course and exam sections after fulfilling all the required CPA eligibility criteria without restrictions, other than waiting to receive scores from prior attempts of the same section or when there is a major change to the exam. Continuous Testing will replace the existing limited CPA Exam Testing Window model, which only permits candidates to test in India during designated time frames.
Previously students/CPA aspirants had to bear additional expenses for traveling and accommodation since they had to appear for the CPA exams in the US only. But, now that is not the case, everything about US CPA and CPA exam in India - Hear directly from AICPA & NASBA Watch Here – CPA exam is now going to be held in India itself, which is indeed an amazing news for all the CPA candidates as they can save on a lot of expenses this way.
|Exam fees (per section $250)||₹ 73,000|
|International testing fees **||₹ 1,09,500|
|Evaluation fees||₹ 16,425|
|Application fees||₹ 14,600|
|CPA exam fees||₹ 2,13,525|
** Please note International testing fees is not applicable If you are writing CPA exam in USA.
CPA license is awarded by all of the 55 state boards of accountancy (typically the entire process of evaluation, eligibility of CPA and state board selection will be outsourced to Simandhar and you just need to STUDY). For international candidates, need to earn the CPA license within 3 years of clearing the CPA exams (else, CPA exam credits lapse!). Need to fulfill the 4E criteria:
|Particulars||Simandhar CPA Training||Others|
|CPA Training||Live online training by Sripal Jain and other subject matter experts of Simandhar apart from Becker faculties||No Live training, only Recorded and outdated videos|
|Content||Only Institute in India to provide Becker product and Live classes, Almost 90% students prepare through Becker product||Local content and outdated|
|Number of hours||More number of Hours on Live classes and very suitable training for Non accounting students too as its more concept oriented||Very less hours of Teaching and no conceptual clarity|
|Clarity on Evaluation and state board selection||100% Support on evaluation, licensing , board selection||No Idea on CPA eligibility or licensing|
|Mentoring||One to One mentoring and success plan by India's number one CPA Instructor- Sripal Jain||No direct access to faculties|
|Placement||Placement support through kikifin ( Simandhar Placement arm ) and sometimes even to Non students too||No Support|
|Corporate tie-ups||Strong Corporate tie ups with big 4s, also enjoy exclusive training partner in Few Big 4s||No Corporate session nor tie ups|
|Toastmasters Club||To groom the students and make them much more confident. To also build their skills.||No clubs|
|Personality development group||Developments groups to help and guide all the students regularly be it personal or professional||No such groups for guidance|
|Stock Market Group||We have students be a part of the stock market group to create financial literacy amongst them.||No such knowledge improving groups|
Simandhar Education has Corporate Tie-ups with Invesco, EY, Citrin Cooperman, Invesco, Eisner Amper, Initor Global, American Insurance group (AIG) Deloitte, BDO etc.
CPA acronym stands for ‘Certified Public Accountant’. CPA is the one of the highest accounting credentials in the world administered by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants). CPA is considered gold
standard in the fields of accounting and finance. Spread across just 4 exams, CPA’s curriculum uses some of the most advanced testing techniques to test aspirants all over the world if they’re worthy of the designation CPA.
Lakhs of aspirants take US CPA exams every year to grow themselves professionally into Public Accountants, Financial Analysts, Controllers and many other roles.
A Certified Public Accountant is a professional who has earned the CPA license from any of the 55 state accountancy boards of USA all of which are part of NASBA (National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy). Each state board has the authority to grant CPA license. One must meet all the requirements of the state board including Education, Experience and Examinations.
Due to the wide spread awareness and acceptance of CPA credential, it’s understood that a CPA possesses the required knowledge of all accounting areas as analysing financial statements, financial planning, tax preparation, internal auditing, income tax and other specializations of accounting. In a nutshell, a CPA is someone who has mastered all the elements of the accounting profession. This is also one of the many reasons, professional organizations seek CPAs for complex accounting and finance jobs.
A licensed Certified Public Accountant is fit to hold any kind of financial and accounting position in the organization. CPA’s maintain high standards of accounting and financial knowledge and ethics, they’re usually absorbed into roles such as auditors, consultants, advisors, tax accountants etc. A CPA has many options to move into any role in the profession of accounting.
CPA is a single level (no varying levels of toughness) , 4 parts course. The 4 exam parts could be scheduled at aspirant’s leisure anytime. Once the aspirant receives scores of his/her first exam, the aspirant is required to complete the rest exams in under 18 months.
Besides US, CPA exams are held at a few specific exam locations all over the world. Previously, US CPA aspirants from India visited UAE and USA to take their CPA exams. Considering the ever-growing demand of CPA in India and the rest of the world, AICPA and NASBA have started to administer exams in India since June 2020. CPA Exams can be taken from over 8 locations in India. The following 8 Indian cities have testing centers
The CPA Exams are administered by AICPA, the world’s largest accounting body. AICPA offers membership to all the aspirants successfully clearing all 4 CPA exams. CPA license, however is issued by the 55 state boards of accountancy of US that are part of NASBA. Each state board has different eligibility criteria, that needs to be met by the aspirant to take the US CPA exams.
General Rules of Thumb :
Simandhar Education provides free eligibility check that you could use to check if you’re eligible to take the prestigious US CPA certification.
With diverse industry relations and corporate tie-ups, Simandhar Education provides placement assistance to all its CPA learners.
Some differences between CA and CPA:
|Point of Difference||Indian CA||US CPA|
|Eligibility of Candidate||ICAI decides||55 State Boards (Rules vary)|
|Exams Administered by||ICAI||AICPA|
|Licensed by||ICAI||55 State Boards (Rules vary)|
|Duration||4-5 Years||18 Months Maximum|
|Levels of Toughness||3||Single level|
|Total No. of Exams||20||4|
|Overall Passing percentage||10-15%||50-60%|
|Recognition||Well Recognized||Well Recognized|
Like the CA’s, a few state boards of US have an MoU with the ICSI which allows the company secretaries (CS) to take the US CPA exam. However, it varies with the state board of accountancy.
Company secretaries are required to earn CPA to chair a few high-profile roles for the organizations they work in.
Part of CPA's curriculum is similar to CS's curriculum, which makes it easier for CS's to pursue additional professional qualification.
Besides CS, they pursue CPA, a global credential to make their mark in the international arena as it opens new career avenues.
Being a member of ICSI earns a few perks while pursuing CPA. Depending on the state board of accountancy, CS's earn 60 semester credits to pursue CPA in India.
CMA is a popular professional credential in India. Thousands of CMA's pursue CPA for various reasons.
While CPA focuses on all parts of accounting, CMA focuses on Cost Accounting. CMAs in India pursue CPA to broaden their spectrum of knowledge and explore new career opportunities in India as well as worldwide.
Besides CMA, they pursue CPA, a global credential to have the best of both worlds, global and Indian
Being a member of ICWAI has perks while pursuing CPA. Depending on the state board of accountancy, CMA's earn 60 semester credits to pursue CPA in India.
Curriculum of US CPA is widely recognized for its breadth and depth of concepts. The test also ensures that a candidate is thorough with the concepts required for an accounting professional to work in real life complex scenarios. The curriculum of CPA is spread across 4 subjects. These subjects also classify CPA into four exams that was discussed earlier on this page. They are:
CPA's test pattern consists of mostly objective and partly descriptive questions. Grading of the CPA test is done on a scaled score. On the scaled score of 0-99 in each part, an aspirant needs to score a minimum of 75 to qualify the test. This applies for all the four parts of CPA. Depending on the part, the overall passing percentage of CPA worldwide ranges from 50-60%. Given our emphasis on higher education in India, this percentage is considerably higher in India. Passing percentage of CPA among Simandhar's CPA aspirants is higher than 90%, the highest in India.
A candidate needs a 75 or more score to pass the CPA exam and become a Certified Public Accountant. According to AICPA, the CPA exam is scored on a scale of 0-99. Candidates usually get confused if those 75 scores are supposed to be 75 percent or points. It is necessary to understand that the candidate needs to achieve 75 points to clear the exam successfully.
The MCQ testlets use what’s called a multi-stage testing approach. This means that as the candidate keeps performing through each section, the level of difficulty of the next changes accordingly. If you perform really well in the first set of questions, the next set will be difficult ones. Difficult MCQs are weighted more than easy MCQs. Thus, one correctly answered difficult MCQ would improve your score more than several correctly answered easy MCQs.
These consist of problems that you need to solve based on situations and concepts. They are matching or fill in the blank kind of questions
This tests your ability to perform communication tasks like demonstration and creative writing. Mostly the BEC section of the CPA exam has written communication and in this you have to type out the answer in a blank word document.
An aspirant is required to qualify all the four parts of CPA in under 18 months from the date of results of first test. CPA being a flexible course, the aspirant is constantly in control of his CPA preparation. The aspirant has all the control over the duration of CPA. Simandhar's aspirants usually qualify all the four parts in under a year, without any pressure and earn their CPA license.
Regarding the US CPA exams fees, if candidates are testing at any international test center, he/she must pay an exam administration fee before planning with Prometric. To do this, log in to your NASBA CPA Candidate Account Portal and select “International Administration”. The international administration process for the India region is now available.
International Testing Fee- $1500
Application Fee- $225
Overall, the cost of pursuing CPA in India would amount to INR 2,20,000 approximately.
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Becker coupled with Simandhar LMS make the best combination for your CPA preparation. Becker, world's renowned CPA review and Simandhar LMS, India's renowned CPA review ensure that you get all-round attention and course material required for you to qualify all the four parts of CPA with flying colors. Our clients are enroute to win the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award for their excellent performance in their CPA tests. Simandhar Education is the only partner of AICPA in India, world's largest accounting body responsible for conducting CPA tests all over the world. We want you to focus on CPA test and only CPA tests, we take care of you and guide you through CPA evaluation, CPA Exam prep and CPA license. Also, we provide our clients with career opportunities in Big 4 and Fortune 500 companies after CPA. Download Prospectus
Simandhar Education has its own CPA exam review, taught by India’s best CPA instructors like Sripal Jain (CA, CGMA, US CPA), Surinder Kaur (CPA), Srikanth Tadikonda (CMA, CPA), Dhanashree Kshirsagar (CA, CPA), Heena Vithlani (CA,CPA,IFRS with ACCA), Karan Nathvani (CA,MBA-IIM Indore, CISA, CCSK) Amit Kumar Gupta (ACA,ACS,CMA) Sudha Murthy (CA) and Suraj Lakhotia (CA, CIMA). Simandhar has helped hundreds of CPA aspirants clear their CPA exams in India.
Simandhar CPA LMS coupled with Becker CPA review makes sure that you get all the nourishment required to tackle your CPA exams. The combination ensures that you leave no stone unturned. Along with the regular classes, Simandhar extends support to aspirants through revision classes that have been a hit for a long time among the Indian CPA fraternity.
The NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) and the state board of accountancy governs the eligibility rules of CPA. The CPA exam requirements vary by state jurisdiction. Every state board of accountancy has a different set of requirements, but most states have a core set of qualifications for a candidate to be eligible for the CPA exam.
|Key Point||US CPA||ACCA||US CMA|
|Levels of toughness||1||2||1|
|No. of exams||4||14||2|
|Paper Pattern||Objective||Objective + Descriptive||Objective|
|Syllabus||Auditing, Public Accounting, Taxation, Financial Reporting||Auditing, Accounting, Taxation||Management Accounting, Financial Management|
|Recognition||Global Recognition||Global Recognition, focused in UK and EU||Global Recognition|
|Exemptions for graduates||No exemptions (Level playing field)||Yes||No exemptions|
|Work experience required for license||Varies||3 Years||2 Years|
|Hiring organizations location||India & Global||EU, UK, Middle East||India & Global|
|License validity||Global (Can practice in India too)||Few Countries (Cannot be practiced In India)||Global (Can practice in India too)|
Becker CPA review along with Simandhar CPA gives you everything that is required for a CPA aspirant to clear all the four exams. Mock tests, revision tests, quizzes, counselling sessions, and personal mentoring by licensed CPAs make sure that you do not miss out the details of anything
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While Becker and Simandhar both offer the comfort of re-watching all the online classes at your leisure, Simandhar organizes live revision classes to make sure that you have everything served in a nutshell. We do this to make sure that you do not rush in the eleventh hour, which is often the case with CPA aspirants. They’ve been hit among the Indian CPA fraternity.
Becker’s Artificial Intelligence Adapt2U learning system takes you through your strengths and weaknesses and helps in devising the exam strategy in a better way.
While Simandhar provides the comfort of attending online classes, live classes give us the opportunity to interact with our clients and solve their problems ourselves. Our interactive classes are equally spaced and span anywhere between 1-3 hours depending on the schedule. We make sure you’re not overburdened with the classes and syllabus.
Customer centricity is Simandhar’s core tenet, everything we do is to delight you and make the CPA journey smoother for you. From scheduling classes as per your request to supporting you through the nuts and bolts of paperwork required for CPA, we take care of it all.
We support our clients by giving end to end evaluation assistance and placing them in Big 4 and top F&A organizations.
CPA offers wide career opportunities and opens new career avenues for finance and accounting professionals.
Simandhar Education has various corporate tie-ups and elite industry relations that we leverage to place our clients in the top accounting firms round the year.
Simandhar Education provides you with access to Live Interactive classes from anywhere in the world
Simandhar Education provides the facility to access recorded videos for students who seek to revisit the material taught.
Supports its students by placing them in Top F & A companies, Big 4 etc
Simandhar Education provides support to its students in handling the criticalities of Exam Registrations
The CPA experts meticulously prepare the study material that provides by Becker with paperback and digital textbook which help the students to prepare well for all the four sections (AUD, BEC, FAR, & REG) of the CPA exam.
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