FAR Study Notes: Free and Well-Organized CPA Materials for You

Some of you have requested my FAR study notes. Although I would be more than happy to share with you for free, they are in the form of 3×5 cards and I can’t find a way to efficiently convert the stack in electronic format.

You can instead refer to the following study notes by CPA CFA. Each document has thousands of views and 5 star rating (as of March 28, 2010). I understand that these notes are prepared based on Becker CPA Review.

Bear in mind that these FAR study notes were uploaded in May 2008 and were based on the old, pre-2011 exam content. This should only be used as supplement for last minute study.

CPA FAR Study Notes

For other sections, please click the respective link: AUD | REG | BEC

Notes Chapter 1 FAR
Notes Chapter 2 FAR
Notes Chapter 3 FAR
Notes Chapter 4 FAR
Notes Chapter 5 FAR
Notes Chapter 6 FAR
Notes Chapter 7 FAR
Notes Chapter 8 FAR
Notes Chapter 9 FAR

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  1. Atul says

    Thanks a lot Stephanie!!!!!!
    these notes are very useful to me
    thanks so much
    god bless you

  2. Bharat Gandhi says

    Thank you Stephanie
    The Notes are very useful to me
    thanks so much
    god bless you

  3. saad says


    really i appreciate your effort to help us. The words are not enough to compensate your effort.

    agin many thinks

  4. Ambaram, G. says

    Hi Stephanie,
    Thank you for all your help. It is truly appreciated. The study notes posted above seem interesting. But it is not readable because it is very small. Is there anyother format that you can posted again?
    Thanks again,

  5. Bela says

    Just download this document (click on the cloud button on the menu bar) and then you can print it. Hope this helps.

    Thanks for these notes. They are invaluable!