## FAR Study Group 2019

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• #2069546

jeff
Keymaster

Welcome to the FAR CPA Exam study group for Q1 2019 exams. đź™‚

FAR Study Group Links and Resources:

#2070161

drcpa
Participant

Hello Guys
this is my second try i'm using surgent review with becker if needed and considering Ninja MCQ
Good luck for everyone

AUD - NINJA in Training
BEC - NINJA in Training
FAR - 72
REG - NINJA in Training
If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail
#2071211

CPA2be
Participant

Hi guys, I took REG this month and plan to test for FAR in January end. I am studying with Gleim.

AUD - NINJA in Training
BEC - NINJA in Training
FAR - 92
REG - 91
Consistency is the key!
#2071310

BORN TO WIN
Participant

Can someone please chime in and help me understand the flow and calculations behind this problem?

Pine Corp. is required to contribute, to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), 10% of its income after deduction for this contribution but before income tax. Pineâ€™s income before charges for the contriÂ­bution and income tax was \$75,000. The income tax rate is 30%. What amount should be accrued as a contribution to the ESOP?

A. \$7,500

Correct B. \$6,818

C. \$5,250

D. \$4,773

The solution per NINJA is provided below.
The contribution has to be 10% of the income after deducting the contribution amount. The income prior to the contribution is \$75,000. Thus, the contribution amount, C, is:

0.1 (10%) Ă— \$75,000 â€“ C
Solving the equation for C:

C = \$7,500 – 0.1C
1.1C = \$7,500
C = \$7,500 Ă· 1.1 = \$6,818

Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

AUD PassedÂ  78
BEC PassedÂ  79
FAR PassedÂ  77
REG 7/7/2019

#2071370

BORN TO WIN
Participant

Can someone please help me? According to Becker's pass key, NFP organizations do not present funds. However, within the text it states, “fund accounting is not used for external financial reporting, although separate funds may be maintained for internal purposes”. How would I know which funds are allowed? This is confusing.

A not-for-profit hospital issued long-term tax-exempt bonds for the hospitalâ€™s benefit. The hospital is responsible for the liability. Which fund may the hospital use to account for this liability?
A. Enterprise

B. Specific purpose

C. General

D. General long-term debt account group

Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

AUD PassedÂ  78
BEC PassedÂ  79
FAR PassedÂ  77
REG 7/7/2019

#2072498

Lili
Participant

Hello,
This is my 1st try and my 1st exam of the all 4, I'm using Ninja only, and my exam date is Feb 23rd, 2019
Good luck everyone! đź™‚

AUD - NINJA in training

FAR - NINJA in training

REG - NINJA in training

BEC - NINJA in training

#2072651

drcpa
Participant

Lili Good luck

AUD - NINJA in Training
BEC - NINJA in Training
FAR - 72
REG - NINJA in Training
If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail
#2102889

4dkids
Participant

My hope is that this is a simple answer and I am overlooking the obvious. How many stocks were issued at what price?
Common stock (.10 par) \$15,000
APIC \$110,000
I am to understand that it is 50,000 shares at .30 per. Please help me understand how I would discern this with the info given? Much thanks and many nummy holiday cookies wished upon you.

#2102940

4dkids
Participant

I believe I've figured it out. The info was found in comparing last years stock issue and APIC to the following year. ;0)

#2102994

Bunny
Participant

Hello everyone! I just got approved and my notice to sit. Exam date is scheduled for January 3, 2019. I'm using Wiley CPAExcel and will probably use additional material on here. This is my first CPA Exam Section and I decided to go for FAR first ^_^.

FAR - (FAILED ;_;) -Wiley

AUD - TBA (Score Release Feb 26th (Prob Failed this too lol) - Wiley

BEC - TBA (Studying Now) - Wiley and Possibly Ninja

REG - TBA

Never Give Up!

#2103195

4dkids
Participant

Hi Bunny! I am sitting Aud now but looks like we will be climbing that FAR mountain together. I hope to sit beginning of Feb as I cannot study through holidays.

#2104545

SeanW
Participant

Taking FAR in Jan-Q1. Last exam!!! I've used Becker for all 3 exams to date and will use for FAR.

BEC – 89
REG – 89
AUD – TBA (12/10)
FAR

#2104797

Jazzy87
Participant

Welp, I'm here….lol I am reading the Ninja book and doing Yaeger lessons. I think someone said “climbing the FAR mountain” yup! Mm too! but it's more like Everest lol I hope to be done with FAR book by the end of December and then crank out MCQ's. Good luck everyone!

FAR 4/1

AUD 4/18

BEC 5/10

REG 40,49,6/10

#2107959

Mel
Participant

Sitting for FAR on Feb 2.

FAR: (Feb 2, 2019)
AUD: 79 - lost credit (retest Feb 23, 2019)
BEC: 81 - lost credit (retest Mar 9, 2019)
REG: 64, 84 - expiring March 31, 2019.....
#2108430

Swan
Participant

I am sitting for FAR on January 5th. This will be my 4th time! I made a 74 on all 3 tries. I am currently using Becker. I am not sure what the problem is, any suggestions on how to study and get over this hump? I watch all the lectures, read the text, do the mcq, and even make my own flash cards. I study all weekend and about 3 hours every weeknight. :/

AUD - 83
BEC - 73
FAR - 78
REG - 84
"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle"
#2109402

SeanW
Participant

I've used Becker for all three of my exams and while I can't tell you this will work for you, I can tell you it worked for me.

1. I read every chapter 1st, making notes and highlighting major points.
3. For areas that are new, meaning, I've never seen it before; I will make hand written notes.
4. I take the practice exam.

When I've done this for every section, I will go back to section 1, module 1 and retake every single test and track the score for each exam in a spreadsheet. This gives me an idea of where I'm strong and where I'm weak. I'll take them all again and average the two grades. For every section that is still below 75, I run back through my notes again. If I'm really doing bad, I'll re-read the whole section again. Again, this is just what has helped for me. That being said, there have been quite a few questions on the CPA Exam that were not in my notes, lectures or practice tests. I know some questions on the exam are experimental and won't count too.

Also, I know that I am a visual learner and I have to remove all distractions from my personal space. I usually study after work, in a quiet place where the only light source is my computer and desk lamp. This removes all other distractions and allows me to focus solely on what's in front of me. It may be useful to determine what kind of learner you are and study accordingly. It helped me in College and now on the CPA. Good Luck. You're almost there.

BEC – 89
REG – 89
AUD – 87

First tries, using Becker CPA Review.

#2109540

Swan
Participant

Thanks! I may have to start doing more MCQs and mix them up. I think my problem is having to re-study and now I feel like I am just memorizing the questions and answers instead of fully understanding the concept. I'll give your tip a try! Thanks a lot đź™‚

AUD - 83
BEC - 73
FAR - 78
REG - 84
"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle"
#2112165

wmclafi
Participant

Hi – Iâ€™m studying for FAR using CPAexcel. Iâ€™ve passed Reg and Aud and have to retake BEC :(.

I tried to schedule FAR in Texas during Q1 2019 but surprisingly all the locations in TX have the same exact availability. Is that a coincidence where all the locations in the state have only Feb 1st available ? Or they havenâ€™t yet opened all the slot? Iâ€™m just surprised how all the locations have the same open slots in feb (feb1) and nothing in March!

Wmc
#2113302

Dev12
Participant

Starting with FAR today, using Beckers. Would like to test on Feb 28th. Waiting for AUD results to be out on Dec 19th. I hope I passed. *Fingers crossed*

AUD - 75
BEC - 79
FAR - 81
REG - 84
BARF - 4 sections of the CPA Exam!
#2121483

April94
Participant

Hey guys! Good luck to everyone studying for FAR. I found out today I failed FAR (72…UGH!) so I'll be trying again in February.

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." -Eleanor Roosevelt
#2122122

sashapalekha
Participant

Hello everyone. Iâ€™m planning to sit last week of February.

#2123103

JulieK
Participant

Hi Everyone,

I'm using Ninja this time around because I need to study more efficiently. FAR has been the hardest section for me so I am going to tackle it first, pass it, and get it out of the way. Planning to sit at the end of January after I receive my NTS. Then I'm planning to sit for REG at the beginning of April. Not working full time, so I should have plenty of hours available – just need to buckle down.

AUD - 78
BEC - 84
FAR - 57
REG - 67
Never too old to master something new!

Julie

#2123505

yicao74
Participant

Can some one tell me why the “Note payable 30,000 increase” does not add back to the Net income? I got \$377,000

Karr, Inc., reported net income of \$300,000 for 20X1. Changes occurred in several balance sheet accounts as follows:

Equipment \$25,000 increase

Accumulated depreciation 40,000 increase

Note payable 30,000 increase

During 20X1, Karr sold equipment costing \$25,000, with accumulated depreciation of \$12,000, for a gain of \$5,000.

In December 20X1, Karr purchased equipment costing \$50,000 with \$20,000 cash and a 12% note payable of \$30,000.

Depreciation expense for the year was \$52,000.

In Karr's 20X1 statement of cash flows, net cash provided by operating activities should be:

A. \$340,000.

B. \$347,000.

C. \$352,000.

D. \$357,000.

#2123535

April94
Participant

The question is asking for net cash provided by operating activities. “Note payable 30,000 increase” would increase cash inflow from financing activities. Also, you only add items from operating activities to net income. You do not add items from investing or financing activities to net income.

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." -Eleanor Roosevelt
#2123547

SeanW
Participant

If I understand what you're asking correctly, then the journal entry to purchase the piece of equipment in December would have been:

Db: Equipment \$50,000
Cr: Cash \$20,000
Cr: Notes Payable \$30,000

The lender would have paid the equipment seller directly (most likely) so it would not have touched your cash account. The Note Payable would have increased your Long-Term Liabilities (and short term for the portion due this year); but not income. If any interest expense was paid during the year, it would be applied to income. I hope I understand your question correctly. Good luck.

BEC – 89
REG – 89
AUD – 87

#2123553

yicao74
Participant

Thank you guys. Merry Christmas

#2125140

LL
Participant

I failed FAR in Q4 because of all the journal entries. So I really need some help with preparing journal entries. What are the journal entries you think I should know for the test? I know its better to understand them than memorize them but sometimes its just so hard to come up with the right journal entry. Is there any good ways to understand those journal entries? I am planning to take FAR again in late Jan or early Feb. Thank you!

AUD - 76
BEC - 76
FAR - 79
REG - 80
I am DONE!
#2129428

utpal
Participant

I am wondering if anyone can help me. I failed FAR twice with 37 each time. I have been out of school since 10 years. Even then, my major was MBA with Accounting Specialization. I am currently using Gleim, but I am finding the question too tough. I also feel that because I have been out of school so long, I no longer have the base understanding of the material. No matter which review course I take, they all cannot replace detailed learning of the material.
So, does anyone have recommendations on what I can do to increase my competency in FAR and ultimately my score. I have passed BEC, REG, and AUD at least once which makes me feel that I am competent to be a CPA.
Should I go back to school and attend classes for Intro, Intermediate, and Advance Financial Accounting or should I just buy the books and study them? Please let me know. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Utpal

AUD - 69
BEC - 75
FAR - NINJA in Training
REG - 81
Utpal

#2131273

meantroll77
Participant

Utpal,

I don't think you need to go back to school. If you have already passed other sections of the exam then you have the knowledge. I used Gleim also for FAR but like you said the questions are too tough. I needed something that broke down the topics so I purchased Wiley and finally passed FAR last month. I suggest studying with a different test bank.

#2132230

Typical
Participant

Hey guys, just thought I would reach out with my own experience with FAR. I passed FAR December 19th on my first try! I was super happy that I passed being that now all I have left is REG. Anyway, I had quite the journey with FAR, I originally was scd. to take it at the end of October when I was hit by a car as I was crossing the street one night. Was really scary but thankfully I came out of it okay. So obviously that delayed my test and I ended up taking it on December 8th. I think the most important thing for me was to look over the mock exams ( I used Becker) and I would look at where I was weak and I would go through the lecture again and retry the multiple choice in that section. Another point to be made is that I consistently scored in the 60s on the mock exams and ended up with a 78 on the final exam so there is definitely a bump in score between the two in my opinion. If I can do it then anyone can. Just do not fool yourself and always study when you can. If you put in the time, the results will come.

Goodluck everyone!

AUD - 77
BEC - 79
FAR - 78
REG - 79
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