Does Passing the CPA Exam on the First Try Affect Future in Public Accounting?

Charles P. Cullinan, Bryant University
Janet S. Greenlee, University of Dayton

Document Type Article

Published by Real Estate News Corporation in New Accountant Volume 10, Issue 6, page 11.

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Passing the CPA exam on the first sitting has many benefits, especially the time freed up that would otherwise be spent studying. However, there are no effects on either salary or position within a public accounting firm for accountants passing the exam on the first attempt.