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Achieve the prestigious CPA designation and elevate your career in accounting. The CPA credential is recognized globally and signifies a high level of competency in accounting and finance, empowering you to handle complex financial matters, offer expert advice, and gain a competitive edge in the job market.

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Elevate Your Career in US Accounting & Tax: A Guide for Indian Professionals

What is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?

A CPA is a trusted financial advisor who helps individuals, businesses, and other organizations plan and reach their financial goals. CPAs are certified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and are authorized to perform accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services.

Who should take up the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) course?

This course is ideal for individuals with a solid foundation in accounting and finance, including individuals holding degrees such as B.Com, M.Com, CA, BBA, or MBA can find the CPA course valuable for advancing their careers in accounting, finance, or business administration, both in India and internationally.

How to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?

Becoming a CPA involves obtaining a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), passing the Uniform CPA Examination, which is structured into four parts over 18 months, completing professional experience requirements, and fulfilling continuing education credits.

Exam Structure

The Uniform CPA Examination consists of Core subject and disciplinary subjects:

Core Subjects are:

  • Auditing and Attestation (AUD)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)
  • Regulation (REG)

Disciplinary Subjects:

  • Business Analysis and Reporting (BAR)
  • Information Systems and Controls (ISC)
  • Tax Compliance and Planning (TCP)

Each section tests candidates through multiple-choice questions and task-based simulations.

Earning Potential

For Indian students who become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), the potential income can range from ₹6 lakhs to ₹20 lakhs per annum depending on factors like experience, industry, and geographic location. CPAs typically earn competitive salaries in entry-level positions, with opportunities for significant increases as they gain experience and advance to senior roles or specialize in areas like consulting.

Job Opportunities

CPAs have diverse career opportunities, including roles in public accounting firms, corporate finance departments, consultancy firms, government agencies, and non-profits. They can also pursue careers as auditors, tax consultants, financial analysts, CFOs, or start their own practices.

License and Renewal

CPAs must renew their license according to their state's requirements, which usually includes completing a specific number of continuing professional education (CPE) hours within a renewal period.

Market Opportunities

For Indian students who become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), there are abundant market opportunities. They can work in multinational accounting firms like the Big Four, domestic accounting firms, various sectors such as banking, finance, and IT, government agencies, or even start their own firms. The CPA qualification offers diverse career paths with competitive salaries and growth potential.

Why choose Entigrity Academy
for your CPA prep?

  • All Subjects Video Lectures [400+ Hours]
  • 5,000+ Practice Questions
  • Downloadable Study Materials
  • 2 Year Access
  • Progress Tracking
  • Community Forum (get your doubts resolved within 24 hours)
  • Monthly group mentoring session
  • No Live Sessions

We acknowledge there are other CPA Exam Prep + Coaching Programs in the market. However, we aim to be the most affordable and are dedicated to continuous improvement and greatly value your feedback.

It’s important to note that due to our cost-effective nature, we don’t provide exclusively live or personalized sessions. Nevertheless, our comprehensive CPA course will fulfill your exam preparation requirements and provide a solid foundation in US industry principles.

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The Most Affordable CPA Course in India

As this is a not-for-profit initiative we are making available for the masses, we are running it lean and will not have live sessions or 1-on-1 mentoring.

We aim to make our services affordable and accessible to as many students and professionals as possible. We strive to help them improve their skills and advance in their careers.

We look forward to your support and feedback to keep improving the course and reach our goal of coaching 500k+ professionals.

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Learn every thing you need to know about EA Exam

The CPA Exam is a comprehensive assessment for those looking to pursue a career in public accounting, consisting of four sections: Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR), and Regulation (REG).

Individuals aspiring to become Certified Public Accountants, including accounting students, recent graduates, and professionals looking to advance their careers in accounting or finance.

Effective preparation involves understanding the exam structure, dedicating sufficient study time, utilizing quality study materials and practice questions, and engaging in regular review sessions.

Requirements vary by state but generally include a minimum of 150 semester hours of college coursework, including a significant amount of accounting and business courses.

Our CPA Exam Prep Course is self-paced. However, candidates typically spend several months preparing for each section of the exam.

Candidates may retake each section of the CPA Exam as needed, but it is recommended to review each section's specific retake policies and scheduling restrictions.

Yes, upon completing the course and successfully passing the CPA Exam, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from our academy.

PTIN stands for the Preparer tax identification number. All paid preparers must enter this PTIN on all tax returns they prepare. It can be applied for at any time during the year and should be renewed by December 31st of every year.

Click Here to know more about PTIN.

Applicants do not need to hold a particular degree or meet experience requirements. Enrolled Agent (EA) certification follows a straightforward process. Enrolled Agent (EA) candidates must apply for a preparer tax identification number (PTIN), sign up for the certification exam, and learn enough about individual, business, estate and gift tax law, practice, procedure, representation, and ethics to pass all parts of the exam.

Candidates may take each part of the exam up to four times during the 10-month window of May 1 - February 28. You must wait until the next testing window to try for the fifth time.

You will not receive any certificate of completion from the IRS after you complete your EA exams. You would need to directly apply for the license.

Depending on your tax knowledge and experience, becoming an Enrolled Agent can take 3-8 months.

To apply for a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), you can follow these steps:

  • Visit the IRS website: https://rpr.irs.gov/ptin
  • Start the application: Click on the link or button that allows you to start the PTIN application process.
  • Create an account: If you haven't previously registered on the IRS website, you'll need to create an account.
  • Complete the application form: Fill out the PTIN application form. The form will ask for information such as your name, contact information, previous PTIN (if applicable), business details (if applicable), and professional credentials (if any).
  • You would require a notarized copy of your valid government document. You would be uploading a soft copy of this while filling out the application. You would also need to fill Form 8946.
  • Generally it will take 4 to 6 weeks for the IRS to review your application and get back to you. Once you get an approval from the IRS, they will send you a payment request link. As soon as you make the payment, you will get the PTIN.
  • Please note that PTIN will expire on 31st December of every year and cost of renewal is $30.75 (may vary from year to year).

Please get in touch with our team at support@entigrityacademy.com and we would further guide you with this process

After completing your exams, you would need to fill out Form 23 (fill out the basic details), and pay an enrollment fee to the IRS to get your license.

There are no experience (or articleship) requirements needed to write and receive your Enrolled Agent certificate

All PTINs expire on December 31 of each year and are required to be renewed to be current and active. PTIN renewal open season begins mid-October each year for the following year.

Learn every thing you need to know about Exam Tips

When it comes to studying for the Enrolled Agent (EA) certification, choosing a self-preparing or self-review course offers unmatched benefits. With flexible scheduling, personalized learning, cost-effectiveness, convenience, and lifetime access to comprehensive materials, you have the freedom to study at your own pace and achieve your EA goals.

EA Prep Course requires you to study up to 70-100 hours of study time for each exam part based on the experienced candidate.

We suggest that you start with part one because this is based on individual tax returns – which directly relates to the work and tasks that you will have been doing as a tax preparer to date. Additionally, Part 3 will contain more references related to Parts 1 and 2, so, we advise you to appear for Part 3 at the last to clear your concepts.

If you approach the exam in a planned and focused manner, it's not an impossible task. The IRS Enrolled Agent exam pass rate fluctuates from 70% to 74%. This is a high pass rate compared to other professional accounting exams, like the CPA, which has an average pass rate of 45-50%. The IRS sets a scaled passing score of 105 out of the available 130 points.

Learn every thing you need to know about Career Opportunities

While there are a lot of job opportunities available in the market, thanks to the booming tax outsourcing sector in India, we do not provide any job guarantee with Entigrity or any other company.

Because taxes are a sure thing, so are jobs for Enrolled Agents (EA). As long as people must pay taxes, they'll need the help of Enrolled Agents (EA). There is a shortage of Enrolled Agents (EA) that can handle complicated tax returns and have the ability to represent clients before the IRS. So, Yes Enrolled Agents (EA) are in high demand now.

While there are a lot of work opportunities in India in the US tax outsourcing sector where you could build your career with the MNCs and other accounting services companies, going to the US directly and landing a job has many other factors that you would have to consider. Subject to these factors, it would be difficult to get directly placed there.

Please be noted that while there are a lot of job opportunities available in the market, thanks to the booming tax outsourcing sector in India, we do not provide any job guarantee with Entigrity or any other company.

Yes, with the EA qualification, you would be able to take up offshore US taxation work.

As there is a shortage of accountants and tax preparers in the US, there is a surge in demand for EAs and CPAs, and is leading to an increase in offshoring of accounting and tax services from the US. Pursuing and completing EA would help you land a job with MNCs and other accounting services firms in India and other countries across the world.

Please be noted that while there are a lot of job opportunities available in the market, thanks to the booming tax outsourcing sector in India, we do not provide any job guarantee with Entigrity or any other company.

Basis market research and growth of the Tax Outsourcing sector in India, we estimate that:

  • After passing the Enrolled Agent exam, entry-level EA's can earn between ₹5 to ₹7 LPA
  • Mid-career Enrolled Agents in India with 5-9 years of experience can earn an average compensation of north of ₹12 LPA

Note: Entigrity Academy does not guarantee a particular job or salary upon completion of the coaching course.

Learn every thing you need to know about EA Prep Course

Instead of forcing you to study a certain way, we give you on-demand course access to help you make smarter decisions as you study. Expertly-authored material provided by expert instructors, engaging video lectures, a 3000+ question bank, and mentoring sessions gives you the freedom to study how you learn best.

The Enrolled Agent (EA) question bank features:

  • Over 3,000 practice questions
  • Unlimited Enrolled Agent practice exams
  • 2400+ practice questions with comprehensive explanation.

As new content becomes eligible for testing on the Enrolled Agent (EA) Exam, we will update your online Enrolled Agent (EA) review course automatically and at no extra cost to you. You will get access until you pass all parts of the exam.

No. The course will be available to you until you pass all parts of the exam.

While you would need a PTIN to give your EA exams, it is not mandatory for enrollment with Entigrity Academy. Once you enroll with Entigrity Academy, we will assist you in receiving your PTIN.

Yes, you would have lifetime access to the course until you pass all the 3 EA exam parts. Updates are really important in any of the professional courses. The EA Exam Prep Course would be updated with all the IRS amendments.

Yes, you can download the study materials, make and download notes, and revisit previous chapters an unlimited number of times until you pass all your 3 EA exam parts.

No, you would not be able to access the course or the resources outside of India.

For any queries related to our Enrolled Agent Exam Prep Course, please write to us at support@entigrityacademy.com.

Please use the Sign Up/Enroll Now option on the www.entigrityacademy.com and you would receive an email/a pop-up with the payment information.

Currently, we do not provide any demo access/free trial to any of our lectures or materials.

Yes, on answering the MCQs, you will receive both the correct answer option and the answer explanation for the same.

Yes, the MCQs are comprehensive and are completely aligned with the exam requirements. They would also be updated along with the content updates.

The doubt-solving sessions are live (online) group sessions conducted by our instructors where they would help you solve your subject related queries and doubts.

Our Enrolled Agent (EA) course is designed to be self-paced, providing you with the flexibility and convenience to study at your own preferred schedule. Whether you have a full-time job or other commitments, you can comfortably navigate through the course materials and modules at a pace that suits your individual learning style. With our self-paced EA course, you have the freedom to take your time, review challenging topics, and progress through the material at a speed that ensures a comprehensive understanding of the content.

Learn every thing you need to know about Refund

You can claim a 50% refund on the course fee after completing the course and clearing an internal test. The remaining 50% of the refund can be claimed after completing all three parts of the EA exam and making the coaching absolutely free.

You would have an option available within your LMS to place a request for the refund. We would require that you fill in your email address, certificate of clearing, PTIN, bank account and other details to place the refund request.

If you do not clear all 3 exams within the 2-year period from the date of enrollment, it means you will not be eligible for the full refund of the course fee. You will only be able to claim the 50% refund on completing the course and clearing the internal test, as per the initial condition. The remaining 50% refund, which was contingent upon passing all 3 EA exam parts, will not be applicable in this scenario. Therefore, you will lose the opportunity to receive the full refund of the course fee if you do not clear all 3 exams within the specified 2-year period.

We would be using the retention fee to support our cost of operation incurred in bettering the materials, platform, technology, and overall user experience.

It will take a maximum of 15 business days for your fee to be refunded into your bank account.

You could refer to our refund policy page.

The benefit would be that you would have studied (would be introduced to) many of the US taxation concepts when you study the Regulation subject of CPA. This could help you study and clear your EA exams in a short period of time. The opposite is also true, where if you study and clear EA exams, it will help you easily tackle CPA Regulation subject.