The AICPA is in the process of updating the CPA exam and is looking for CPAs to give them feedback as to whether their plan meets the needs of the profession. The survey should take 20 – 25 minutes to complete but will provide useful feedback to the AICPA and NASBA on how to proceed with their plan to launch a new CPA exam in 2024. Survey closes September 7.
The AICPA and NASBA have issued information about the changes coming to the CPA exam. They have released the new model curriculum which provides insight into the 3 core areas of the CPA exam content (broadly described as accounting, auditing and tax with a focus on IT and data) as well as the 3 discipline areas (accounting, IT and tax). The topics are broken out into modules and learning objectives for a new look at what we expect from the CPA of the future.
The AICPA has released its new CPA Exam Blueprint which outlines the format and content of the exam. Following a deep review of the topics covered in 2019, the Final Practice Analysis provides insights into the changes to the current exam. This update is much smaller than the expected impact of CPA Evolution which will overhaul the structure of the exam.
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has proposed revisions to the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) Model Rules. The AICPA has already approved CPA Evolution and thus now changes are needed to the UAA. The proposed revisions make changes to the educational requirements for sitting for the CPA exam. Changes include a focus on professional skepticism as well as data analytics. The goal is to encourage uniformity between states for licensure. Comments are due August 31, 2020.