Joe is a NINJA CPA blogger. If you’re working full time, it can be tough to find time to study the recommended three times a day. Have you ever thought about using your current job to prepare for the CPA exam? If you work as an auditor, in a GL department, preparing taxes for a small CPA firm or in another accounting role, you can use your job to turn everyday responsibilities into learning opportunities. As an accounting manager for a public company, I get many chances to work with outside auditors on both audit and SOX related issues directly related to AUD. I review journal entries, depreciation schedules, and financial statements relating directly to FAR. Think about how your daily work applies to the exam. How you can make your understanding of the materials stronger by doing your day-to-day tasks? As the CPA exam evolves, it’s become more focused on real world scenarios than memorizing lists, terms or definitions.
Joe is a NINJA CPA blogger. The REG NINJA Audio is a tool I use to give me an extra edge on exam day. I passed both BEC and REG on the first try and I am convinced the NINJA audio was instrumental in my success. Listening to the notes over and over again is very helpful, as Jeff makes the material as interesting as possible. I won’t forget the parts of the unmodified audit report after hearing Jeff shout ““TIMAA!!!!” Since I am a family man I find it easy to remember all of the analogies about him and his 7 children. The material is excellent and to the point. One key to my success has been taking notes while listening to the Audio, I will sit down and listen to all of the material over a couple of days. The only difficult part is pausing and replaying, I’ve found
Joe is a NINJA CPA blogger. I’ve slacked off recently with my studies due to things in my day-to-day life. We moved into a new house, I was given new responsibilities at work, and it was quarter end close. In a blink of an eye it was two months since my last exam. I am just starting my AUD studies. I received my NTS for both AUD and FAR. Both must be taken by September 10th. My procrastination cost me a month of being able to take Audit. I originally planned for end of May, which has now turned into early July. That gives me a little over 4 months to pass both sections and be done with this exam. I am not worried, at least not yet. I have a plan that has worked well for my last two exams. There seems to be some material from other sections that I have
Joe is a NINJA CPA blogger. As I packed my suitcase last week for a long overdue trip to Mexico with the family, I began wondering if I had any room for my AUD books or laptop for MCQs. If I brought them, I could get a few hours of reading in each day. I could even read or do MCQs at the beach! Then I began to think of lugging a large book /laptop around with me to the pool and beach each day. How would keep it dry or avoid getting food and suntan lotion stains on the pages? How would I prevent my 18 month old from burying my laptop in the sand? Then I remembered my NINJA Audio that I have on my iPhone. No books or laptops needed, just my iPhone which was coming anyway. I was able to listen to a lesson on engagement planning in the terminal