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FR Competencies for CPA Canada’s Core 1

November 4th, 2022

Core 1 covers Financial Reporting (FR), Assurance, Tax and Finance competency areas. I’ve written about Assurance, Tax and Finance common topics in other posts, I’ll cover the FR topics he...

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Failed CPA CFE 3 Times? You Still Have Options

November 4th, 2022

CPA Canada allows candidates to attempt the CFE three times. At each unsuccessful attempt, candidates can appeal and ask for re-marking. After three unsuccessful attempts and remarkings, candidates wi...

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Can You Leave Your Outline in CPA Canada Cases?

October 15th, 2022

When preparing electronic outlines for CPA Canada PEP and CFE cases, many writers question whether this can be left in their memo or should it be deleted before submission. The answer is YES, you can ...

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What Can be Tested in CPA Canada CFE Day 2?

October 6th, 2022

Day 2 of the CFE is considered by many to be the hardest of all CFE days. You have to ensure that you achieve depth (ie, score C/CD) in as many AOs as possible. This article will help you identify the...

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Ultimate Guide to CFE of CPA Canada

September 23rd, 2022

The Common Final Exam, or the CFE, is the last exam of the CPA Canada’s PEP program.        CFE is made up of 3 days of continuous examination: Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3. Day 1 is 4...

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CPA Canada Capstone 2 Study Guide

September 20th, 2022

You’ve successfully completed Capstone 1 and have one final module before you can arrive at the CFE. You’re almost there! Below is a guide to ensure you are well prepared for this next 8-week course. ...

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CPA Canada Capstone 1 Study Guide

September 19th, 2022

If you’re preparing for Capstone 1, you’ve successfully completed all your module exams and are one step closer to writing and completing the CFE. This article will help prepare you for what to expect...

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5 Study Tips for CPA Canada Finance Module

September 14th, 2022

Candidates often select the Finance module due to their financial professional background. However, Finance has many similarities to Core 2 and prepares well for Day 1 of the CFE. Below are some helpf...

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What Does Gevorg Mean?

July 5th, 2022

Gevorg, also known as Georgios in Ancient Greek, is a first name. It’s an Armenian form of the name George. Gevorg is a masculine first name derived from two Greek words: geo (earth) + ergon (w...

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Which Role to Choose for CPA Canada CFE?

June 12th, 2022

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I discussed which elective to take as part of your CPA Canada PEP program. In here, I’ll speak about which role to take for CFE Day 2. Understand the CFE The C...

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Choosing Your Elective for CPA Canada PEP

June 7th, 2022

If you’re at the point where you must choose on which elective to take as part of your CPA PEP, this means you have successfully completed Core 1 and 2. Congrats! With no clear guideline on which ele...

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May 2022 CPA CFE Cases and Answers (Download)

June 7th, 2022

Update: Please see this post for September 2022 CFE exam cases download: September 2022 CFE download Similar to prior Common Final Exams (CFEs), the May 2022 CFE had Day 1, 2 and 3 cases. The follo...

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May 2022 CFE Results Countdown

May 27th, 2022

The following is a countdown to the May 2022 CFE results day, scheduled for August 12, 2022, at 7am PST. Update: Results are now released: https://www.certificationenterprise.net/CPAcp/cpLogin.aspx

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Should You Take CPA Canada Capstone 1 and 2?

March 15th, 2022

If you are an Internationally Trained Accountant (ITA) and the accounting body you are associated with has an MOU/MRA in place which gives you an exemption from Capstone 1 and 2, you may be wondering ...

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How To Become a CPA In Canada In 4 Steps

March 9th, 2022

The process of getting the Canadian CPA can be an overwhelming journey. With multiple pathways to consider and exams to navigate, it’s often difficult to know where exactly to start. Below information...

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CPA Canada PREP vs PEP: What You Need to Know

February 24th, 2022

As you transition from CPA Canada preparation courses (PREP) to the professional education program (PEP), you may wonder what are some of the differences and what can be expected as you embark on the ...

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5 Smart Tips for Studying CPA While Working

February 13th, 2022

For most CPA Canada students, the greatest challenge with the exams is finding the time to study. Between full time jobs, family commitments and other priorities, most of your spare available time is ...

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CPA Canada 2021 Pass Rates Released

February 4th, 2022

CPA Canada has now released the 2021 PEP and CFE pass rates. 2021 CFE Pass Rates Below are the official pass rates as reported by CPA Canada: CFE Offering Cumulative Pass Rates ...

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Is a CPA Study Partner Right For You?

January 11th, 2022

While many of us have studied independently throughout our education career, studying for CPA Canada PEP and CFE exams offers a unique opportunity to stay disciplined during the exam process. The foll...

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CPA Canada CFE September 2021 Results

December 3rd, 2021

Big congrats to GevorgCPA students who passed!! For additional support on what to do next if unsuccessful, please refer to the blog post: https://gevorgcpa.com/unsuccessful-cfe-candidates-what-to-do-n...

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How to Debrief a CPA Canada Case

December 1st, 2021

As you continue on your journey towards your CPA designation, being able to debrief and achieve competency efficiency becomes increasingly important. In fact, debriefing will likely become your main s...

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Tax Competencies for CPA Canada’s Core 1

June 3rd, 2021

One of the most frequently asked questions I get as a CPA Exam Coach is what types of Finance and Tax topics can be tested in Core 1. I’ve covered Financial Reporting (FR), Assurance and Finance...

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We’re Hiring CPA Canada Tutors and Mentors

May 25th, 2021

Are you a professional accountant with a CPA designation looking to help university students get through their accounting courses or candidates in CPA Canada’s PREP/PEP programs get through thei...

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CPA Canada 2020 Pass Rates Released

February 2nd, 2021

Update: 2021 pass rates are now released. Please see the updated post here. CPA Canada has now released the 2020 PEP and CFE pass rates. This was the first year when PEP exams where written at home a...

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May 2021 CPA CFE Cases and Answers (Download)

October 18th, 2020

Update: You can download the May 2022 CFE cases here. September 2022 cases are here. Similar to prior Common Final Exams (CFEs), the May 2021 CFE had Day 1, 2 and 3 cases. The following Day 1 cases w...

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5 Free CPA Exam Resources

September 11th, 2020

Majority of candidates writing the CPA exams look for supplemental resources. The materials provided by CPA Canada are abundant, but understanding the tough technicals and building a solid exam strate...

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Practice Case#1 – SF CFE Day 3 Case

June 28th, 2020

This practice CPA Common Final Exam (CFE) Day 3 case focuses on Financial Reporting (FR) and Assurance (A) competencies. Download SF CFE Day 3 Practice Case (PDF) Please sign up for the CFE Review ...

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May and September 2022 CFE Day 1 Cases

February 8th, 2020

 You can choose from the following cases for Day 1 of the CFE: May 2023 CFE: Creative Toys Inc. (CTI) v2 Kingsdale Tea Inc (KTI) v1 September 2023 CFE: CanDo Fitness Ltd. (CFL) v2 J.R. Pet...

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How To Get Depth in CPA Cases

December 28th, 2019

When you start CPA studies, you learn concepts such as Required, Issue, Depth and Breadth. Becoming familiar with these terms and understanding the difference between a Required and an Issue is key to...

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How To Write CPA Cases On Time

December 27th, 2019

One of the most frequently asked questions from my CPA students is how to write cases on time. Most students go over the time limit by several minutes, even hours. This is especially true if you are i...

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