January 2019

The balance between Technical, Theory and Case writing
Date: January 30, 2019
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This is around the time where you begin  your first round of technical studying. You should complete all the hot tested technical topics for each competency area. Remember what I always say- CFE is not a purely technical exam. It is testing the application of your technical knowledge for all 6 competency areas. No matter […]

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How to format and prepare your Exhibits/Appendices
Date: January 15, 2019
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When preparing quants, it is easy to get lost in the details. Make sure you use some of the time allocated to actually think of what your analysis will entail. The main components of a quantitative analysis are as follows: Label: Exhibit/Appendix I,I,III etc Purpose: Here you will indicate what exactly you’re responding to or […]

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Audit Planning Memo
Date: January 7, 2019
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There is some confusion on how to structure your audit planning memos. Here’s what I use to remember the major components – RAMP Risk, Approach, Materiality, Procedures Risk Here you will discuss the risk factors that affect the risk at the FS level. Don’t forget to include inherent and control risk factors if applicable. Discuss […]

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New Year, New You!
Date: January 5, 2019
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Those holidays sure did fly by. If you weren’t successful on the 2018 CFE I hope you took some well deserved time off from the whole thing. January is time to start again. Here’s some things to think about. What went wrong: ​You need to figure out why you did not succeed. I know you received […]

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