The introduction of UH Manoa’s Governmental Accounting and Certified Public Accountant Review programs is based on interest from UH's Shidler College of Business’ current students and alumni.
“There’s a real need in Hawaii to help accounting professionals earn and maintain their CPA certification,” School of Accountancy director Hamid Pourjalali said in statement. “With the support of the School of Accountancy Advisory Board and our faculty, we are pleased to offer the CPA Review and the Governmental Accounting programs free to participants.”
The Governmental Accounting program, to be offered on Saturdays and Sundays this August, is a set of continuing education classes focused on governmental structure, budgeting, auditing, financial management and ethics. The CPA Review course will be offered in September his year and January, March and June of 2016. It assists current CPA professionals who are registered to take Hawaii’s CPA exam prepare for that test by focusing on financial accounting and reporting, business environment and concepts, regulation, auditing and attestation.
"To try get better success rates with the CPA exam, our faculty thought we should be offering some prep work for the CPA exam,” Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business, toldPBN. “So the school is going to offer it at no charge initially for this group. We don’t have a formal program for governmental accounting at Shidler, but a lot of students end up in that path and this was a way to help them gear up for those careers.”
According to the University, the accounting major is one the 10 largest majors the university, graduating more than 100 students per year.
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