Best BEC advice.

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  • #2876754
    FutureCPA
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    What is the best advice someone has given you with regards to studying for BEC?

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    Giving up is not an option.

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    #2877249
    thunderlips
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    BEC is a mixed bag that has coso, cost accounting, economics, IT. This section has changed very litle compared to the other 3, especially cost accounting and variance analysis

    #2877264
    Shark
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    Know your COSO!

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    #2877495
    Jonah
    Participant

    With COSO, do I also need to know the Enterprise Risk Management 20 principles? It just seems like a lot

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    #2877621
    bigstakk
    Participant

    Yes, I would be very familiar with them.

    The AICPA blue print is exactly what you will need to know. Timing is important with BEC to make sure you have enough time to answer the written sections.

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    #2877657
    ezakipocky
    Participant

    CRIME, EBOCA, SAFR and etc.

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    #2877684
    Jonah
    Participant

    THANK YOU! I will spend some time on ERM/COSO memorization for sure.

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    #2877867
    aaronmo
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    I recall getting a fair bit of cost accounting…the variance stuff. Lots of COSO (which I HATED), heavy dose of IT.

    There was a fair bit of “weird”. By weird, I mean stuff that wasn't in my prep materials at all, and which I had never seen/heard of. But if it's weird for you, it's weird for almost everyone else as well. So my advice is not to worry/panic. Don't spend time on it. If you see weird, guess and move right along.

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    #2878878
    Jonah
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    How well should I know WACC calculation for the after tax cost of debt and the multiple methods of calculating cost? (discounted cash flow method, bond yield risk premium, CAPM)? Also, how many of the ratio formulas should I be memorizing? All of them?

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    #2878956
    Journeyman
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    WACC was a focus for me, I definitely recommend knowing WACC forward and backward. That was probably what saved me.

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    #2879076
    Stevie
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    know how to do variance analysis, know the basics for coso, know how to write a business memo

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