Alex is a NINJA CPA blogger. Welcome to the longest week of my life. Next week after 4 AND A HALF MONTHS I will receive my first CPA exam score for AUD. I would love to say that I know I passed or even that I felt I failed but I can’t. I just have to say that phrase that our parents told us when we for sure not going to get that toy all the other kids had, “we’ll see”. After taking my first exam I tried unsuccessfully to integrate life into the CPA exam and that is a task I can confidently say I have failed. Now I didn’t mean to fail at this CPA and life integration but it’s hard. It’s like going on a diet you have little cheats, working a little later than you need to, spending a few minutes (hours) on Pinterest, a few
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Amanda says: Do you have any insight on the new format of the FAR CPA Exam SIMs? Three different sections rather than just one? I am worried about not knowing the entire picture of the SIMs and spending too much time on the first one or two sets only to get to the last set and run out of time. Have you heard any details on the type of questions that will be in each section? For example a research-based question would only be in the final section? I have not heard anything about that from the AICPA. The AICPA has said publicly that research questions are in play. So you could very well get a research question. Whether or not you get it in the first SIM or the last SIM, I don't know. I don't think it impacts how you budget your time. And so you have two
Derrick is a NINJA CPA blogger. When is enough, enough? It has been an extremely long road to CPA certification. In undergrad, accounting was just a class I had to take. It wasn’t until I gained experience and started moving up the corporate ladder that I began to see the value in having a CPA. Due to my disdain for accounting in college, I needed to complete about 24 hours of accounting in order to become eligible to sit in my state. After a year and a half of full-time work and attending night classes, I was finally ready to defeat the beast. These four exams would be a mere formality, right? WRONG! That was 2011. It has been a series of starts and stops since then. Work, life changes, travel, family commitments, and sheer laziness have all played a part in delaying my journey. In November 2016 I decided
Sean says: I'm currently working in the tax service of a big four accounting firm. I started working in public accounting in January and have two CPA exam sections already passed. Now that I'm working it seems just impossible to study effectively because I'm learning new things on the job. I forget what CPA Review topics I studied way too easily but at the same time what I learned on the job doesn't get retained because I'm staying for the exams. It's a vicious cycle and I'm going absolutely insane. What can I do to survive this intense time in my life? Sean, it sounds like you need to simply take good CPA Exam notes. So you need to take notes while you're learning your new job and review them. Keep a notebook with you. Doesn't sound like you're taking notes for your CPA Review and so if you're taking