Lebanese American University

Continuing Education Program

Certified Public Accountant (CPA®)

A direct result of globalization is the increasing need for accounting professionals worldwide. Companies are looking for employees who have mastered advanced accounting knowledge and practice, including the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). A designation in Certified Public Accounting (CPA) is a mark of excellence that meets this market demand and enhances the individual’s opportunities for career growth. CPAs are distinguished from other accountants by the certification’s strict requirements which demand education, examination, and experience.

For more information: www.cpa-exam.org

Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program.

Eligibility Requirements
There are no requirements to register for the CPA course at the CEP. However, to be eligible for the CPA certificate, candidates must:

Exam/Course Topical Outline

Program Duration: 45 sessions
Total Contact Hours: 124 hours

Course Descriptions

Auditing and Attestation (AUD)

This course covers auditing procedures, generally accepted auditing standards, and other principles related to attest engagements.

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)

This course covers knowledge of the general business environment. It discusses the business concepts that candidates need to know in order to understand the underlying business reasons for and the accounting implications of business transactions.

Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)

This course covers knowledge of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for business enterprises, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities.

Regulation (REG)

This course discusses federal taxation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities, and business law.

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