The Common Final Examination (CFE) report: Simulations and guides for the CFE

Following every CFE, CPA Canada publishes the CFE Board of Examiners’ report, which provides feedback on candidates’ performance and commentary from the Board of Examiners.

The objectives of the CFE Board of Examiners’ Report are to:

  • explain the CFE process
  • assist the profession in improving candidates’ performance on the CFE

The report contains:

  • a message to candidates on how to improve performance from the Board of Examiners
  • the responsibilities of the Board of Examiners
  • methods used for guide-setting and marking the CFE

September 2017 CFE Reports

The CFE Report for September 2017 is separated into two individual reports—Part A for Days 2 and 3 of the CFE and Part B for Day 1.

PART A - The Day 2 and Day 3 Report (September 2017)

In addition to the Report details listed above, the Day 2 and 3 Report details the:

  • simulations for Day 1 First View Theatre (FVT) V1 and Phoenix Risen Incorporation (PRI) V2, Day 2 and Day 3
  • marking guides for Day 2 and Day 3
  • results of the marking process
  • comments from the Board of Examiners on performance on Day 2 and Day 3 simulations

PART B - The Day 1 Report (September 2016 and 2017)

The Day 1 Report details the:

  • Phoenix Risen Incorporation (PRI) Capstone 1, V1 and V2 cases
  • marking guides and sample responses for PRI Day 1 V1 and Day 1 V2
  • results of the marking process for PRI Day 1, V1 and V2
  • comments from the Board of Examiners on performance on PRI Day 1 V1 and Day 1 V2 simulations

Past CFE Reports