Joe is a NINJA CPA blogger. I have just started my new CPA journey and I began with NINJA Audio for BEC. I had a few days off before starting the new job so my family and I took a trip up to Aspen to check out the changing foliage. If you have never been to Aspen or Colorado, I highly recommend a trip out here to see some of the most majestic landscapes in the country. When we left Denver I began listening to the lectures on the radio. We made it about 50 miles (about half way through Cost Accounting) before my lovely wife kindly asked me to put on my headphones. About three stops and close to 3 hours later we made it to Aspen, and I had managed to listen to the NINJA Audio the entire time. I did take a few times to rewind the
Christina is a NINJA CPA blogger. The final quarter of 2016 is upon us. That means I have 2 months to get 2 exams in and (hopefully) pass them. Girl Scouts have started back up, so my focus has been there the past week to get everything organized, but my focus for the next 3 weeks is going to be REG. I will live and breathe this exam until I take it. My planner will be my best friend to keep everything else in life organized and I’ll make sure I get all the study time I can manage. I’m going to take advantage of any downtime at work I get to knock out , which won’t be much, but every little bit helps. My legal pads with notes and re-writing notes will go with me anywhere I can manage to bring them. I’m not backing down from this exam.
Joshua is a NINJA CPA blogger. The Number 1 lesson for NINJAs I can bestow upon you is this: if you want to check your score on your honeymoon, make sure you have the right amount of cell service so your spouse doesn’t have to listen to you swear every time the site crashes on your phone. That being said, the phenomenally bad reception in Hobbiton, New Zealand allowed me just enough cell service to check my REG score. In what can be the best wedding present we have gotten yet, I PASSED AND I AM DONE WITH THE CPA EXAM!!!! I was able to show my wife (still not sick of calling her that) and we both just had a serene moment of silence sitting on the bus back. The hours, days, and weeks of sitting at a desk and watching lecture videos and taking notes is now over.
Rollie is a NINJA CPA blogger. NINJAs, I used another day of vacation time to take my AUD Exam. It was a beautiful partly sunny fall day in South Dakota. Perfect weather for testing….However, the testing conditions were much different from my last experience while taking BEC. This time was quiet, cool and no construction. Unfortunately, I showed up at 7:30 and they had to check in 9 medical students for the MCAT…I did not get started until 8:15 AM. This AUD exam, like any other time I took AUD, was adorable in sense that it was so confusing that I wanted to make some disruptions for the MCAT testers. I flagged a bunch of questions on the 2nd and 3rd testlets due to extreme wording and absurd topic base. The sims made me question my desire to exist as I felt like I was taking a different test. They
Stacey is a NINJA CPA blogger. Four weeks left of FAR and I am finally getting a decent understanding of Governmental Accounting. Similarities and differences with Non-Governmental Accounting are finally clicking and it is a relief to actually understand the portion of that covers Governmental Accounting. I am still moving forward with my test plans despite having to work overtime for the last couple weeks. I have been relying on NINJA Audio to keep me focused and constantly thinking about terms and questions. I am also learning on the job accounting that I can directly relate to questions I am studying and is it refreshes my memory on terms related to financial statements. Hopefully, my studying continues to be productive until work slows down since I am not getting in as many hours as prior tests, but am staying focused during my scheduled study sessions. Here’s to a good fourth