My Story

0 CommentsJune 07, 2013


Welcome to!

I’m a CPA and soon you will be too!

My name is Jeff Elliott and I am married with six children. (Yes – we get weird looks in restaurants).

I passed the CPA Exam when I was 30 and had three kids at home at the time: two under the age of 5 and a newborn baby.

I know what it’s like to study for the CPA Exam while trying balance a full time job, a marriage, a family, church commitments, a mortgage, little league, etc.

Whatever your circumstances, I can probably identify with them.

I began my long (too long) journey toward the CPA designation in late 2005. 

I wanted to be a CPA, but I didn’t really want to be a CPA enough to study.

I wasn’t fully committed to studying (who wants to go home and study after a full day of public accounting?) and I would try to “cram” for 2 weeks prior to my exam, and was coming up short. Maybe you can relate?

Everything changed, however in February 2008.

I said “enough is enough”, got a plan, and I passed all four sections of the CPA Exam by the end of the year – each exam on my next attempt.

In 2008, I was a desperate CPA Exam candidate on the verge of throwing in the towel.

Today, I am a Licensed CPA (KS) and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

If you want to PASS the CPA Exam (and get on with your life), then this site is for you.

Whatever your situation, I have probably been there and will help in any way that I can.

My CPA Exam Scores

  • FAR 4x (70,71,76*,76)
  • BEC 4x (71,71,71,80)
  • REG 4x (69,74,74, 92)
  • AUD 2x (69,79)
  • AICPA Ethics (89,92)

* = I lost my credit due to the “18 month rule”

(by the way – did you catch that I scored back-to-back 74s on REG? It was brutal. It also cost me my FAR credit)

My Education

Undergraduate degree in Accounting from K-State and some graduate classes (for my 150 hours).

My Work Experience

I’ve been in the accounting profession since 2001 and have worked in public & private accounting, as well as industry.


Today, I help candidates pass the CPA Exam 100% full time through and NINJA CPA Review.

Through my CPA Exam Forum, e-mail exchanges, and NINJA CPA Review, I have literally helped tens of thousands of people pass the CPA Exam since 2008.

Check out my 2014 CPA Exam Changes Video:

This quick video highlights the must-know changes for the 2014 CPA Exam and includes:

2014 REG Changes and Updates (4:30)
2014 BEC Changes and Updates (6:25)
2014 FAR Changes and Updates (8:10)
2014 AUD Changes and Updates (9:40)

If your CPA Review Course doesn’t offer free updates and you’re relying on 2013 CPA Exam study materials (not recommended for AUD, by the way), then this video will (hopefully) help.

Free CPA Exam Stuff (Study Planner/Notes/Audio/Flashcards) Discussed in the Video:

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Thank you for visiting!

HiYa! (it’s ok if shouting “HiYa!” is awkward at first…you’ll quickly embrace it).

Jeff Elliott, CPA

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