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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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How to format your Financial Reporting/Accounting issues
Date: December 27, 2018
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Many students often struggle with their depth and structure in financial reporting. Here’s a method you can apply and use. If you are analyzing accounting issues, read the required first and determine if your client is asking you for a recommendation. Start by identifying the issue. What is the exact issue or accounting treatment per […]

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What is Depth and Breadth on the CFE
Date: December 21, 2018
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So you’ve heard these terms for case writing many times in the CFE world and it’s still unclear to you. Let me clarify: Depth Depth is required in order to successfully complete the CFE. Without the required level of depth, you will not hit competent on indicators. Think of depth as quality. The better and […]

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ABC’s of Planning
Date: December 14, 2018
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When you are planning your response, there are a few critical factors to consider: – Identification of your Required – Identification of issues within each required – Ranking of issues – Time allocation and finally – Time management If you miss the ID of a required or an issue within the required, then no matter […]

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CFE Technical focus: AR and AP Procedures
Date: December 7, 2018
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Account receivable Customer bankruptcy – Review correspondence provided by trustee to make sure that customer in fact did file for it and determine the realizable value of the AR Examine sales invoices and shipment documents relating to that customer during the year Conduct subsequent receipt testing to test valuation and existence For Existence, send AR […]

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