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UNI to host dry run of first-ever computerized CPA exam

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Gerald Smith, head, UNI Department of Accounting, (319) 273-2394
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

The UNI accounting program is ranked second in the nation in first-time pass rate of the CPA exam. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1., UNI will help the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) prepare to launch its first-ever computerized CPA exam

The new exam will be officially introduced in 2004. The AICPA is validating the test at select colleges and universities across the country. UNI is one of those sites. During the next two days, 315 sections of the new, computerized, Uniform CPA Examination will be taken by UNI students.

According to the AICPA, computerization reflects the changes in work performed by entry-level CPAs, acknowledges the need for higher-order skills, and recognizes the integral role of technology in the work of entry-level CPAs.

Dry-run exams will take place both days from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m., and 5 to 8 p.m. in CBB Room 236.