PLEASE COMPLETE IN DETAIL AND PROVIDE SPECIFICS FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS 180 COURSE/EDUCATIONAL CREDITS WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE WITH NO CPA EXPERIENCE.
This section of the course project will build on the information you gathered in Module 03 and use it to create a gap analysis and road map to achieve your goals.
Looking back on the analysis completed in Module 03, choose the accounting industry focused certification that you would like to pursue. This link may be helpful: http://guides.rasmussen.edu/business/accounting. Concentrating on this one certification, complete a Gap Analysis detailing your current state (where you are right now), the desired state (meeting the requirements of certification), and the gaps between the two states. Use these gaps to create a plan to get from current state to desired state. The example below will help you to formulate your plan.
In the below example the CMA Certification has been chosen.
Not a member of IMA.Member of IMA.Join the IMA.NO exams completed.Successfully complete 2 exams.Study, review, and successfully take each exam.2 classes left to complete degree.Bachelor degree completed.Successfully complete 2 remaining classes.No eligible experience.2 years eligible experience.Obtain a job that will meet the eligible experience requirement and complete 2 years.
Based on the above analysis this individual would create a plan to bridge each gap. The analysis itself is typically in a table format such as shown above. However the plan to bridge each gap, should be very specific and include specific tasks to complete to bridge each gap and a timeline for completion.