Accountants looking to earn the Accredited Business Accountant (ABA) credential now have a way to jump start their study preparation and take the exam when they are most prepared to tackle it. The National Society of Accountants (NSA) is offering the âABA Crash Course and Examâ August 13-15, 2007, at the Portland Marriott Waterfront in Portland, Ore., immediately preceding the NSA Annual Meeting.
The program includes a two-day cram course covering the five topics to be tested on the exam. Participants will have an opportunity to take a sample exam, receive tips and tools from expert facilitators, and build the body of knowledge needed to successfully pass the ABA exam. The ABA exam will be administered on the third day by the Accreditation Council for Accounting and Taxation (ACAT), the credentialing organization that offers the ABA credential.
Participants will receive a study guide and a copy of the ACAT Prep Book, a two-binder set covering all five aspects of the 200-question exam:
- Business Consulting
- Business Law
A month before the exam, participants will also receive a preview test they can take to gauge their readiness and identify weak areas.
The course speakers and facilitators are Al Giovetti, CPA, ABA, ATA, and Bill Parrish, ABA, ATA, ATP, ECS.
For over 25 years, Giovetti has partnered with his wife, Christine, in an accounting and tax firm in suburban Baltimore, MD. He has passed the CPA examination and the IRS Special Enrollment Examination and is one of the authors of the ACAT Preparatory Course Manual.
Parrish is an accountant and tax professional serving clients in several states and is the founder and chief operating officer of (oneplusone)Â³. He also works for his wife, Cheryl, at her practice in Overland Park, KS. He has spoken at seminars for the Internal Revenue Service, accounting societies, and banking groups.
Though registrations will be accepted until July 31, 2007, NSA encourages anyone interested to register by May 1, 2007 to allow themselves sufficient preparation time.
For more information on the ABA Crash Course and Exam or the NSA Annual meeting, visit nsacct.org/profdev.asp.