What is CPA USA?

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the highest standard of competence in the field of Accountancy across the globe. CPA is the American accounting course equivalent to the Indian Chartered Accountant qualification. CPA is specifically designed to meet the demands of modern accounting professionals of Chartered Accountant. 
The exam is administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which is the world’s largest accounting body. If you ever consider a career in accounting and want an illustrious career, CPA Course is the best option for you. CPAs are globally recognized as premier accountants and are hired across industries throughout the world.

CPA Course Eligibility

• 120 Credit hours
• Graduate + CA qualified/ CA Inter qualified/ CMA qualified/ CMA Inter qualified
• Graduation +75% / Graduation + MBA/MCom

CPA Course Benefits

CPA professionals are finance professionals who have achieved expertise beyond a “normal” accountant through the vigorous education requirement and training. 
Accountants who wants to more hike than a normal Accountant in their careers opt for CPA. Here are few benefits which a CPA enjoys: 
• Respected in their field: CPA's are often viewed as the elite group of professionals. After years of advance academics, training and passing the vigorous CPA exam, a CPA's ethics and character is fully tested and approved. They are immensely respected by their fellow members and clients. 
• Demand in industry: CPA professionals are highly in demand across the globe because of their expertise in area of accounts and finance. 
• Career Development: CPA licence gives commitment to the professional for a successful career and highlight their potential for leadership roles. 
• Better salary package: Many people consider salary package as potential criteria while choosing a career. CPA licence gives you opportunity to earn more than a normal accountants by proving your expertise in the field of accounts and finance.

CPA Course Syllabus

CPA course consist of 4 papers which are FAR, AUD, REG & BEC

FAR Financial Accounting & reporting AUD Auditing & Attestation REG Regulation (US Tax/Law) BEC Business Environment & Concepts
Conceptual Framework, Standard-Setting and Financial Reporting
Select Financial Statement Accounts
Select Transactions
State and Local Governments
Ethics, Professional Responsibilities and General Principles
Assessing Risk and Developing a Planned Response
Performing Further Procedures and Obtaining Evidence
Forming Conclusions and Reporting
Ethics, Professional Responsibilities and Federal Tax Procedures
Business Law
Federal Taxation of Property Transactions
Federal Taxation of Individuals
Federal Taxation of Entities 
Corporate Governance
Economic Concepts and Analysis
Financial Management
Information Technology
Operations Management

CPA Exam Details

Duration: 4 Hours/ paper
Exam centre: Dubai or USA
Fees: $ 950
Exam pattern: 50% objective 50% simulation

Exam Pass Rate

Exam Pass Rate

CPA professionals are offered salary of at least top six figures. As per the recent survey, 
In USA, a newly qualified CPA with less than 1 years of work experience earn average salary of $66,000/year and CPAs with more than 20 years of experience average $152,000/year. 
In India, the average salary of a CPA is Rs. 7,66,201/year. 

Employment Opportunities 
CPA professionals, considering the rigorous educational requirements and stringent norms pertaining to its qualification, are in high demand by PSUs, MNCs, the Big 4 consulting firms etc offering exciting career choices as an Auditor, Public Accountant, Management Accountant etc. CPA opens up the door to lucrative jobs in India and worldwide.


After passing CPA exam, student will be able to claim their CPA licence.

CPA Course Training with Saraf Academy

Saraf Academy offers the best quality online live interactive classes with world-class study resources. At the Academy, we provide: 
• Best In Class Training Classes
• Video Lectures- Live & Recorded
• E Books
• Mock exams
• Comprehensive Progress Tests
• Exam Tips
• Study Planner
• 360 degree support


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