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At Tutor the People, our whole goal is to help you succeed. That’s why all of our tutors are top percentile scorers who are here to arm you with proven test-taking strategies that will prepare you for anything the CPA exam can throw at you. The Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section is often considered the most difficult, but our team of experts are here to help set you up for success.

Personalized Tutoring

We believe that the goal should be to ace the exam, not just pass it. Our tutors help you reach this goal by building a strong foundation that helps you understand the material instead of just relying on memorization. Instead of teaching to generic lesson plans, our CPA FAR tutors take the time to get to know your experience and background with the exam. This way they can create a customized study plan designed around your unique needs and learning style.

Our Approach
  • An Individualized Approach

    Whether you are just starting your CPA prep or the FAR is the last barrier between you and your CPA license, we've got your back. Your private FAR tutor will work with you to create a custom study plan that is personalized to your pace and learning style.

  • A Money-Back Guarantee

    A free introductory hour is included with enrollment in any of our CPA prep packages. Dissatisfied after the first hour? You can receive a full 100% refund with our Money-Back Guarantee. Additionally, any unused hours in your package are refundable at any time throughout your prep.

  • A Team Of Experts Here For You

    Through our in-person and online programs, your private FAR tutor will help you understand the logic behind the exam so you'll be prepared for anything. All of our tutors are top percentile scoring CPAs who have been exactly where you are now, which means they know which strategies work for acing the exam.

On The Test

The FAR section of the CPA exam is going to be broken down in the following ways:

Conceptual Framework, Standard-Setting and Financial Reporting 25–35%
Select Financial Statement Accounts 30–40%
Select Transactions 20–30%
State and Local Governments 5–15%

The purpose of this section is to test the student’s knowledge of concepts and standards for financial statements, typical items in financial statements, specific types of transactions and events, accounting and reporting for governmental agencies, and accounting and reporting for non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations. This is done through multiple choice style questions as well as task-based simulations meant to test the student’s ability to quickly process real-life scenarios.


You will have 4 hours to complete this exam, though you don’t have to take the full time if you do not want to. The exam will be administered on a computer in a specified testing center. It will be broken up into 5 testlets (shown below) and you will have an optional 15-minute break after the third testlet where you can pause the exam timer. Each testlet is not individually timed, so it is up to the student to manage their own time during the exam in order to cover everything.

The 5 testlets that make up the CPA FAR section are:

  1. 33 Multiple Choice Questions
  2. 33 Multiple Choice Questions
  3. 2 Task-Based Simulations
  4. 3 Task-Based Simulations
  5. 3 Task-Based Simulations

Top CPA FAR Tutoring Tutors

  • Radha R.

    Radha is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Masters in Taxation, which she earned, along with a BBA in Accounting at Baruch College in NYC. She worked as a graduate assistant for one year during her Master’s program…

  • Dionne L.

    Philadelphia CPA FAR tutor Dionne L. received an MBA at Drexel University Lebow School of Business where she focused on Finance and Business Analytics. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Pennsylvania specializing…

  • Sanielle W.

    Sanielle is a New York State Certified Public Accountant with a Masters in Accounting from St. John’s University, Queens NY. Sanielle also has a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY. While completing her Masters,…

Success Stories
I worked with Chris to pass the CPA exam (Reg) and it really made a difference. He gave me the confidence to study and pass the exam. It was easy to deal with Tutor the People and since I did not use up all of my hours they easily refunded what was left over. I would recommend any of my friends use this service.
Diana L. CPA
I used this company to help me with the CPA exam. The tutor I used, Dan, was amazing. He gave me great study strategies and worked me through lots of problems that helped me pass the FAR section after failing it 3 times. We used Skype to conduct the tutoring sessions. Overall, I am so grateful for using this tutoring company. Trust me, it's worth the price.
Jeffrey L. CPA

CPA FAR Tutoring Study Packages

Free CPA Exam Simulation Software: 6,000 CPA Questions

Practice makes perfect. We include a CPA exam simulation with 6,000 questions to help you prepare for the AUD, FAR, BEC, and REG. It includes practice questions and crucial CPA preparation information on all four sections.

Customized Study Plan

We know that every student is on a different page. Your CPA tutor will create a study plan that is tailored to your needs.

One on One CPA Prep

We believe personalized learning is the best way to improve. You will work with one CPA tutor, 1-on-1, to build upon your foundation and learn how to improve.

Free Introductory Hour

We add a Free Introductory Hour to every package, so students can meet their tutor and develop a customized study plan before beginning their paid package hours. 

Payment Plans

We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.

Customized Scheduling

Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.

We Let You Set The Pace

We understand that life can be chaotic. That’s why we let you set the schedule. Whether you prefer an in-person or online FAR tutor, we work with you to create a CPA FAR tutoring schedule that sets you up for success while accommodating your busy life. Whether this is the beginning of your CPA prep or the final stretch, our expert tutors are here to set you up for success.

We Offer Group Options

Our FAR group classes are formed on an as-needed basis both online and in-person depending on your preferences. When you sign up for group classes, a specialized FAR prep tutor will evaluate each individual student before assessing the group as a whole, so they can create a strategic plan that suits everybody.

What Makes Us Different

Our goal is always to fit each client’s needs and set every student on a path to success. We know that CPA tutoring can be expensive, so we focus on providing expert tutoring at prices more affordable than our competitors. We also offer extended payment plans so you can just focus on your studies.

More Info & Resources


What if I fail the FAR sections?
You can retake all of the CPA sections with no penalty, though you will have to pay the testing fee again.

How much does it cost to take the FAR?
This is going to vary from state to state, but the range is generally between $50-$200.

How do I sign up for the FAR?
Click Here to be taken to the AICPA page to check testing windows and be directed to a page where you can sign up for your test online.

How many study hours should I have before I take the FAR?
Most experts agree you should spend anywhere between 100 and 200 hours on your FAR prep. The exact amount of time depends on the student.

How long do I have to finish all of the CPA sections?
Upon finishing the first section, you will have 18 months to complete the rest of the CPA exam sections.

How soon can I take the next CPA sections?
You can take more than one section during the same testing window. However, you cannot retake a section in the same testing window.

How is the CPA exam scored?
Click Here for the AICPA official scoring guide.

What can I expect on the CPA exam?
For more information on content and recent changes, check out the AICPA official CPA Exam Blueprints for 2021.

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