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There might be many candidates who are interested in becoming a US CPA. Some have good reasons, while others decide based on incorrect information. In this article, Simandhar Education helps you decide whether it’s worth it for Indian CAs to pursue the US CPA designation. Let’s start with the differences between the CPA in the USA and the CA that is granted in India and other countries. There isn’t much distinction between a CPA and a…

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the world’s largest accounting group, administers the US CPA. The AICPA awards CPA certification to those who have passed the standardized CPA exam and earned the required experience. The CPA certification upholds the highest possible professional standards in the field of accounting.   AICPA membership is open to anyone who passes all four CPA tests. On the other hand, a CPA license is issued by the National Association of State…

My CPA Regulation journey: For me clearing CPA REG was the toughest thing. After failing twice in the regulation part I didn’t lose my hope but instead I started preparing again from scratch. There were lots of disturbances while preparing for the exam but consistency and determination to pass the exam has indeed helped me clear the exam. Everyone has their own strategies and plans for studying and clearing exams. Here are few things that…

CPA-BEC Exam STRATEGY Everyone has a different style of learning. There is a saying that your mind imitates what you see and this is what I am, a visual learner. I attended live classes of BEC at Simandhar education and then I went through Becker’s lecture. It helped me understand concepts better.  Becker’s skills practice helped me a lot during my studies. They explained the topic in a very brief and crisp form, which helped…

Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) is most probably the biggest and the most difficult section of US CPA for many test-takers and I was not an exception to it. By planning perfectly, one can complete it relatively in an easier way, than what they think. It is advised to have a good command of accounting basics, as most of the FAR will be focused on basics and Journal Entries. Please make notes for important concepts…

It took about 2 months for me to complete my entire CPA-BEC Exam including initial studies and revision. I am a full time student. My target used to be to complete at least two chapters within a week averaging two to three modules per day with Becker exercises. I followed an exact sequence starting with video lectures( The ones over simandhar portals? And later moving further to proof reading of the book– Skills practice –…

Dear Friends, US CPA Exam In the month of September 2020, I have cleared the Regulation section with 98 marks and FAR section with 91 marks. Honestly, I had never expected such marks. I am glad I could share my side of the story with you guys. I prepared to attempt the REG exam in June 2020 but unfortunately couldn’t travel to Delhi due to Covid-19. Apparently I was forced to defer the attempt to…

CPA-FAR Section: Remember that everyone has different learning capabilities based on their retention capacity, their best time of day to study, past education, working experience. Keep note of all of these when you plan your studies. Below worked for me : Initial Reviews 1. Make sure that you go exactly as per the chapter flow of Becker & learning flow as well. Lecture (without pre reading), Skill practice animated video with exercise, followed by…

I’m Sorujit, CPA-REG Exam First all thanks to Suri mam and Simandhar Education and special mention for Surya, Sumit , Bobby and Sripal sir for their constant support. To give a brief about myself cleared CA inter and CMA inter back in 2013 and 2014 respectively and post that attempted CA finals a numerous times failed but was heart broken when I failed bringing I think 197. My last CA final attempt was Nov 2018.…

Hi Everyone, this is Sumit Kumar Gupta. First of all, I would like to say you can do it for sure☺️. Now coming to strategy for studying CPA Exam(REG). In general, I would say that the most important thing you must do is avoid procrastination. Many of us are working professionals and have a busy season period, so it’s very important to be able to assess the situation and act accordingly. Be much more real…