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AICPA CPA-Financial Exam

CPA Financial Accounting and Reporting

Total Questions: 163

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AICPA CPA-Financial Exam Overview :

Exam Name CPA Financial Accounting and Reporting
Exam Code CPA-Financial
Actual Exam Duration 180 minutes
Expected no. of Questions in Actual Exam 120
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AICPA CPA-Financial Exam Topics :

Section Weight Objectives
Area I — Conceptual Framework, Standard-Setting and Financial Reporting 25–35% A. Conceptual framework and standard-setting for business and nonbusiness entities
    1. Conceptual framework
    2. Standard-setting process
 B. General-purpose financial statements: for-profit business entities
    1. Balance sheet/ statement of financial position
    2. Income statement/ statement of profit or loss
    3. Statement of comprehensive income
    4. Statement of changes in equity
    5. Statement of cash flows
    6. Notes to financial statements
    7. Consolidated financial statements (including wholly owned subsidiaries and noncontrolling interests)
C. General-purpose financial statements: nongovernmental, not-for-profit entities
    1. Statement of financial position
    2. Statement of activities
    3. Statement of  cash flows
    4. Notes to financial  statements
D. Public company reporting topics (U.S. SEC reporting requirements, earnings per share and segment reporting)

E. Financial statements of employee benefit plans

F. Special purpose frameworks
Area II — Select Financial Statement Accounts(30–40%) 30–40% A. Cash and cash equivalents

B. Trade receivables

C. Inventory

D. Property, plant and equipment

E. Investments
    1. Financial assets  at fair value
    2. Financial assets at amortized cost
    3. Equity method investments
F. Intangible assets – goodwill and other

G. Payables and accrued liabilities

H. Long-term debt (financial liabilities)
    1. Notes and bonds payable
    2. Debt covenant compliance
I. Equity

J. Revenue recognition

K. Stock compensation (share-based payments

L. Income taxes
Area III — Select Transactions 20–30% A. Accounting changes and error corrections

B. Business combinations

C. Contingencies and commitments

D. Derivatives and hedge accounting (e.g., swaps. options, forwards)

E. Foreign currency transactions and translation

F. Leases

G. Nonreciprocal transfers

H. Research and development costs

I. Software costs

J. Subsequent events
Area IV — State and Local Governments 5-15% A. State and local government concepts
    1. Conceptual framework
    2. Measurement focus and basis of accounting
 3. Purpose of funds
B. Format and content of the financial section of the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR)
    1. Government-wide financial statements
    2. Governmental funds financial statements
    3. Proprietary funds financial statements
    4. Fiduciary funds financial statements
    5. Notes to financial statements
    6. Management’s discussion and analysis
    7. Budgetary comparison reporting
    8. Required supplementary information (RSI) other than management’s discussion and analysis
    9. Financial reporting entity, including blended and discrete component units
C. Deriving government-wide financial statements and reconciliation requirements

D. Typical items and specific types of transactions and events: measurement, valuation, calculation and presentation in governmental entity financial statements
    1. Net position and components thereof
    2. Fund balances and components thereof
    3. Capital assets and infrastructure assets
    4. General and proprietary long-term liabilities
    5. Interfund activity, including transfers
    6. Nonexchange revenue transactions
    7. Expenditures and expenses
    8. Special items
    9. Budgetary accounting and encumbrances
    10. Other financing sources and uses

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