Are people actually passionate about Accounting

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    azg204
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    I've been working in public accounting for 2 years now, I just recently passed the exam (it was a really long road) and I still don't understand why people stay in it busy season after busy season. In order to find out I started interviewing the most passionate people at my firm to see what really makes them tick. Give a listen to my first interview with a Partner at my firm. If its informative great, entertaining even better, boring as anything, well than finish your cpa exam using this great forum as guidance and reconsider your options when your finished.

    #2977646 Reply
    fsugirl2005fsugirl2005
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    xx

    REG - 60,73, Retake 11/28/20
    FAR - 73,74, Retake 8/5/20
    AUD---74,70,73,71,74, Retake---as soon as I'm ready
    BEC - 12/5/20

    I have been on this journey off and on for over 10 years. I think it's about time that I wrap this up.

    #2977679 Reply
    turo9992000
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    Yes.

    AUD - 64, 80 Passed on 10/09/17

    BEC - 75 Passed on 12/09/17

    FAR - 69, 71, 73, 83 Passed on 06/10/18

    REG - 81 Passed on 09/10/17

    #2977745 Reply
    CPAHOPECPAHOPE
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    Of course! Then why would i be pursuing CPA?

    AUD - 39
    BEC - 76
    FAR - 56
    REG - 79
    FAR 57,61,57,56 (F*)

    REG 54,49,69,66, 79

    AUD 39(lol)

    BEC 64,60,50(lol),70,67,71,76

    "Theres no limit unless you allow it"

    "Why not?"

    "I dont believe in limits"

    #2977913 Reply
    Biff TannenBiff Tannen
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    It pays the bills, which keeps the wife happy. Happy wife equals happy life

    AUD - 78
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 79
    REG - 85
    “An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends” - Benjamin Franklin
    #2978021 Reply
    animalwithin
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    Not even remotely, not sure how others are.

    I think the industry is overdue for heavy disruption from automation/tech, will be interesting to see how this field looks 10 years from now.

    #2978057 Reply
    AndreAAndreA
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    For me, accounting is only the first step towards understanding business processes, and if you want to work in the field of finance and have a flexible schedule, accounting is the best profession for this + you can make a lot.

    FAR - 73, 78 (WileyCPAexcel 3,000+ MCQs, 50 SIMs)
    AUD - 73, 81 (WileyCPAexcel 3,000+ MCQs, 40 SIMs)
    BEC - 71, 71, 74 My life is a fucking joke.
    REG - 84 (WileyCPAexcel 2,000 MCQs, 15 SIMs)

    "Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it.

    #2978096 Reply
    FutureBoomer CPAFutureBoomer CPA
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    Of course. It's the only profession that I know most of the industry terms. Someone can ask me to do their books, prepare taxes (mostly Canadian taxes) and at the same time, I'm able to explain to the clients what they are. Also, as mentioned above, it pays the bills, and you gain trust from business people, such as banks and other creditors; it's a great profession for life.

    Passed: AUD (75%'08/77%'17); REG (76%'09); BLaw(77%'99); Highest: FAR (63%'11/'15); BEC (63%'11);

    US CPA Exam Candidate - Grandfathered Status - State of WA

    #2978102 Reply
    vbmer
    Participant

    I'm not an accountant, but I really like accounting. I have a lot of fun discussing accounting standards and really get into why things should be one way or another.

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 88
    FAR - 89
    REG - 80
    Manager, Big 4 Corporate Finance, CPA (WA)
    #2978171 Reply
    jdjd
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    No. But it made the most sense to go into. Like you, I recently passed the exam and working In public accounting for the first time can be tremendously difficult. I like accounting and I’m happy I chose to work in it, but “passionate” is a bit of an overreach. Yes, I looked at the definition of Passionate before posting this.

    AUD - 81
    BEC - 83
    FAR - 81
    REG - 85
    Compete
    #2978189 Reply
    Skynet
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    They lured me in with free coffee and snacks along with lots of pretty girls and afterwards there was no escape.

    AUD - 90
    BEC - 78
    FAR - 84
    REG - 87
    World Domination Plan

    Phase I : Pass CPA Exams - Complete
    Phase II : Megan Fox - In Progress
    Phase III : Megan Fox & Scarlett Johansson Lingerie Pillow Fight
    Phase IV : Form the new Charlie's Angels with Megan Fox, Scarlett Johansson, & Gal Gadot
    Phase V : TBD

    #2978312 Reply
    CPAHOPECPAHOPE
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    Haha let me join the party SKYNET! Beautiful gals rock

    AUD - 39
    BEC - 76
    FAR - 56
    REG - 79
    FAR 57,61,57,56 (F*)

    REG 54,49,69,66, 79

    AUD 39(lol)

    BEC 64,60,50(lol),70,67,71,76

    "Theres no limit unless you allow it"

    "Why not?"

    "I dont believe in limits"

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