AUD Study Group Q1 2019

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    pat952
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    @mj44 Everyone's study techniques are different, but this is the one that worked for me on my 3 exams including a retake. This helped me go from a 65 to a 86 on FAR. Note I am also a computer person so this might not work for everyone. For my retake, I did not read the book again. I would skim, and keep note of the important things. I had 3 word documents on my computer. One was for lists and different mnemonics that were listed. One was for reasons why I got M/C questions wrong, and some of the pass keys. The last was for helpful diagrams and example reports listed in the book. I would skim a module and write these down, then do the M/C for that section and write down wrong answers. I would repeat this over and over again until I got to the end of the section. At this point I would do the simulations, and mark down the simulations I struggled with to remind me to look at them again. After going through all the sections I would do the Mock Exams. After a mock exam I would look at what sections I struggled with. Then I would do a progress test on that section to see what exact modules I wasn't really understanding, and then would do the skills practice to help me understand. Then after all the mock exams were done, I would spend the last few days before the test just cranking out progress tests. These became my bread and butter for passing the tests. They are a great way to get a diverse group of questions just on the sections you are struggling in. For anyone else who is taking an exam for their first time this works too! I would just suggest reading the book a little more thoroughly. The biggest piece of advice I can give to anyone taking the test is that practicing the M/C is hands down the most important thing to do. This is how you engrave the material in your brain. I hope this all helps!

    Becker

    AUD - 72
    FAR - 65/86
    REG - 80
    BEC - 93

    #2153797

    StudyStudyStudy
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    subsequent events question – on November 20, 2012, an incident occurred that led to ongoing litigation with a former employee. Management accrued a loss of 45k. A legal counsel inquiry dated February 5, 2013 supports managements assessment that a loss of 45k was probable. On February 10, 2013 the litigation was settled for 20k. Date of auditors report is February 12. Is this considered a contingency gain 40k vs 25k and therefore we don’t make an adjustment to the accrued loss? I only see examples of settling for a larger loss and in those cases you would adjust the FS and disclosures.

    B - 68,73, 84

    A - 70, Mid January

    R - 78 (lost credit), TBD

    F - 64,68,65,73,77

    #2153944

    msu1234
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    I think you would do the same as if it were settled for more.
    Go back and reverse the entry for the “over accrued” amount.
    That would make sense to me, you might want to wait for other answers, I could be wrong.
    I will say that I didn't see anything that I considered backwards or unusual on the test. In my experience the test seems to stick with the ‘usual suspect', which in this case would be the larger loss.

    #2153968

    JasonSoCal
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    5th time's a charm? AUD is my last exam to pass and my REG falls off on Feb 4. I take AUD on January 17th and I am a bit behind on my studying. I scored above average on SIMS last time so I am focusing on learning the material. Doing Roger CPA AUD Cram Course. Wish me luck!

    AUD - 70
    BEC - 75
    FAR - 75
    REG - 85
    Ready to be done...
    #2154307

    rkelle19
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    I took my first exam, AUD today. The MCQs weren’t too difficult, feel like I did really well on those. However the simulations were way worse than anything becker prepared me for. Did a lot of guessing and feel like I failed. Anyone else have a hard time with the sims? Should I expect to retake it or is this a normal feeling after taking a CPA exam?

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    msu1234
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    Rkelle19
    I took the test on the third, and I know I messed up on one simulation. I guess I can just pray that one was a pretest.
    But yes, I think the simulations are harder because they require more judgement AND they bring in a lot of stuff from FAR. I actually felt like one of my Simulations had very little to do with audit, and would have fit right into the FAR exam.
    The questions were all rule based and the simulations all judgement based- and it was that way both times I took it.
    I do, however feel like my Roger prep gave me a good base for how the simulations looked.
    And one of them was almost exactly like one I did on the AICPA sample test.

    #2154484

    shakil127
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    @Pat952 Did you use this technique when you fail the Audit exam with a 72?

    AUD - 72
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 78
    REG - 78
    Need to pass REG and AUD
    #2154520

    pat952
    Participant

    @shakil127 no I did not. I messed around with different ways to study for AUD and FAR, and failed both of them. Those were my first 2 exams. After that I switched to this method, and passed my next three. It has yet to let me down!

    Becker

    AUD - 72
    FAR - 65/86
    REG - 80
    BEC - 93

    #2161084

    ashley.meehan.512
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    Me too! Good luck!<

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    ashley.meehan.512
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    How to update my scores in my signature when I reply to posts?

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    ashley.meehan.512
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    How to update my scores in my signature when I reply to posts?

    #2163334

    Ella P
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    Hey y'all! Taking AUD this Saturday (1/19/2019). Passed FAR and REG last Fall, so very glad to get those done. Although many people mention that AUD is deceivingly easy, so I am trying not to let me guard down and just study way more than I think I need to…

    Also, to those who are asking the key to passing- I think Roger (who I use for studying) has it right when he says, “The CPA exam is NOT AN IQ TEST- it is a test of DISCIPLINE. If you study, you will pass!” So, just keep hitting those IPQ's over and over and practice what you got wrong!!!!

    Good luck to all!

    #2165821

    Uzumaki2018
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    Hi Ella,

    Congrats and passing your first two sections!! That's amazing!!!!!!!! I'm currently studying for audit and using roger cpa as well and I was wondering what your study process is like. I know you stated that you do IPQS over and over again. Is there anything else besides IPQ? Any note taking strategies, like whats your process like? I'm currently on the the responsibilities and ethics section and it just seems so overwhelming all the information and i'm not sure what to take notes on! Please help!!!

    Thank you,

    #2171131

    Ella P
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    @uzumaki2018 I honestly just write down all the neumonics and then highlight things in the book as I listen to Roger- I realized after FAR and REG that I was spending wayyyyyyy too much time taking notes rather than just listening to Roger and pausing to make sure I understand what he is talking about before I move on. This has helped me see the “big picture” better and honestly not worry too much about all the information being presented. Because I would get very overwhelmed… Honestly, if I then go through the multiple choice at least once and study the questions I missed, I think that is definitely sufficient to pass all the CPA exams!!! I take AUD tomorrow and going to try to focus on the wording of the questions more than anything, and trust that I studied enough like the other two times. LOL.

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