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Assurance on the CFE
Date: July 15, 2019
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I’m not sure why people are afraid of Assurance on the CFE. I find this the easiest of all the competency areas. It is comprised of a few simple topics and required that keep coming up in different forms and scenarios on the CFE. Internal Control weaknesses/issues- Use the WIR format here. Weakness, Implication, Recommendation […]

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How to study and pass Day 1 of the CFE
Date: June 28, 2019
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Many students have reached out to me WRT rewriting and passing day 1 of the CFE. The good news is, it’s an easy day to pass! I’m sure you’ve already heard this from many people, but trust me, they are telling you the truth! Day 1 is in fact easy to pass. you most likely […]

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Passing profile and levels explained for the CFE
Date: June 15, 2019
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Level 1- passing at level 1 means you have achieved a sufficient number of RC’s and C’s across the 2 days of the CFE. Level 2- passing profile at level 2 means that you’ve achieved DEPTH on Financial Reporting (FR) OR Management Accounting throughout the 2 days of the CFE. Keep in mind that you […]

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CFE exam explained…
Date: May 30, 2019
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The Canadian national CPA exam also known as the CFE is 3 days long and offered only once a year in September. Starting 2020, the exam will be offered twice a year; in May and September. Day 1 is directly linked with Capstone 1. If you’re enrolled or have done Capstone 1 then you should […]

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Capstone 1
Date: May 10, 2019
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Capstone 1 workshop is around the corner. Make sure you have read and understood the case assigned for prep. You will be assigned with a random group of candidates in capstone 1. You will HAVE TO get a long with them. Your group will not change, so make it work! Together, you will prepare a […]

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Preparing for the 2019 CFE
Date: April 23, 2019
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Are you struggling with your study schedule? Not sure where to begin? Don’t have enough hours in a day to find time to study? Don’t feel like studying?? If you’ve answered YES to any of these questions, then you’re normal! Most 2019 CFE writers are on the same boat, if not all! It’s April and […]

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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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