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Top 5 Best CPA Books Reviewed

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A certified public accountant not only has to pass tough exams to become qualified but is also expected to stay constantly updated. There is a lot of studying involved in this line of work but luckily there are many great books that can help with this. Here is just the top 5 best CPA books reviewed.

You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated by Debra R. Hopkins (2009)

The aim of this book is to not only provide you with key information but to also give you a bit of a pep talk as well. Those studying for the CPA exam can feel a bit overwhelmed by it all and may even begin to lose their confidence. This text is there to provide help that you won’t find in other CPA exam books. It contains great tips for preparing for the exam and gives information on many resources that are available that may also help. If you have been feeling a bit out of your depth with the CPA exam then give this book a try.

Wiley CPA Exam Review 2011 (4 volume Set) by Patrick R. Delaney and O. Ray Whittington (2010)

This impressive volume of books contains everything that an individual studying for the CPA exam will need. There is a lot of material presented in these books and you will also find plenty of sample questions; there is a full sample exam as well. All the information is broken down into handy modules and this makes it a lot easier to organise your studies. There are many who claim that the Wiley CPA exam review books are the best resource for passing the exam.

At the Crossroads: The Remarkable CPA Firm that Nearly Crashed, then Soared by Gale Crosley CPA and Debbie Stover (2008)

This book probably won’t help people pass their CPA exam, but it is a great read for anyone who is thinking about starting up their own CPA firm. This book not only contains a fascinating story, but there are also plenty of important lessons to be learnt from it as well.

Mastering Accounting Research for the CPA Exam by Anita L. Feller (2008)

The aim of this book is to prepare candidates for the research component of the CPA exam. This is an area that many people neglect while doing their revision, and their final result suffers as a consequence. This text is a comprehensive review of this topic and those who read it should feel better prepared when faced with a research type question.

Wiley CPA Examination Review: Focus Notes: Accounting and Reporting (CPA Examination Review Smart Notes) by Mark Edward (1997)

This is now quite an old book but it remains popular because it contains some good focus notes for those preparing for the CPA exam. The focus here is on the core elements of the exam so much of the material is still very much relevant for those sitting the exam today. This book won’t probably be enough to help you pass the exam alone, but it could be a nice addition to the rest of your texts.

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