Becker, UOG to offer CPA exam review to Guam residents

Posted on Sep 28 2011

DOWNERS Grove, Illinois-Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc., has announced an agreement with the University of Guam’s School of Business and Public Administration to offer Becker’s U.S. CPA Exam Review starting this fall. The three-year agreement is supported by the Guam Board of Accountancy, the governing body responsible for licensing and administering the CPA exam in Guam.

“This strong partnership extends Becker’s international reach in the Pacific,” said Matt Kinnich, vice president, International and Business Development of Becker Professional Education. “We are thrilled that the University of Guam and the Guam Board of Accountancy share our vision to raise awareness of the U.S. CPA credential and better help candidates in Guam achieve their career aspirations.”

The University of Guam will offer Becker’s complete four-part CPA Exam Review on-campus. Becker’s fully integrated and comprehensive course has been used by 47 of the top 55 scorers on the CPA Exam in the last five years. Becker students also pass the CPA Exam at double the rate of non-Becker candidates. With more than 400,000 alumni, this proven track record of success has earned Becker partnerships with 98 of the top 100 accounting firms including the Big Four.

Guam residents pursuing the U.S. CPA designation at the University of Guam will have the opportunity to receive financial subsidies from the GBA to provide course and exam preparation materials at a significant discount. Through completion of the course, candidates will be eligible to receive up to nine hours of graduate credit towards the education requirement for the CPA exam.

“This is an exciting opportunity for all professionals in Guam who are interested in advancing their career though a CPA designation,” said Dr. Anita Borja-Enriquez, dean of the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Guam. “The tools provided by Becker create an affordable pathway to properly prepare for the CPA Exam and get ahead in today’s competitive job market.”

Dave Sanford, CPA.CITP, executive director of the GBA also added, “The Becker-UOG partnership makes the CPA distinction more accessible for the people of Guam and advances the capability of the Guam business community. We look forward to actively supporting Guam residents as they strive to better themselves and their community.” (PR)

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