CPA - Certified Public Accountant
CPA is a course offered by The Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA)/AICPA and is considered as the highest competence in the field of accounts and finance. They are responsible for helping the enterprise reach its financial goals by performing the roles such as Auditing and reviewing the financial statements, financial planning and Business Valuation, Tax preparation, and other accounting-related activities. Thus, individuals who have a keen interest in accounting and finance should opt for CPA.
- Auditing and Attestation (AUD)
- Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)
- Regulation (REG)
- Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)
The candidates must have completed graduation in a relevant field of Accounting and Finance, such as B.Com in Accounting, BBA in Finance and Accounts, BBA Accounting, M.Com or an MBA in Accounting, MBA in Finance.
The Candidate must be a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) or Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
Type of Exam
Average Fees Incurred
- Registration Fees - ₹40,000
- For Each Exam - ₹1500
Accounts and Finance Manager, Tax Manager, Self-Employment, Financial Advisor, Corporate Accountant, Bookkeeper
The candidates have to clear all 4 sections within 18 months and earning a minimum required score of 75 on each part.
Frequently Asked Questions
To become a licensed CPA, you need to first pass the Uniform CPA Examination which that comprises of 4 sections, each of 4-hours. The test will contain elements like Mulitple Choice Questions (MCQ), Task-Based Simulations (TBS) and Written Communication Tasks.