Just a friendly hello

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    Andre
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    Good evening everyone,

    I have to get this journey off my chest..so forgive me in advanced for the rant I will be writing.

    Graduated in 2012 with my bachelors in Accounting

    2012-2014 I worked a combination of shitty temp jobs, failing corporations that overworked the living hell out of me and seasonal CPA firm jobs. I attempted to take the CPA in 2013, but due to job stress and other life factors, I passed 2 parts and gave up.

    2014-2019 I worked someone decent jobs, but still..I never got past the senior level.

    Fast forward, I am now nearly finished with my 150 credit requirement (masters in Information assurance in May 19).

    I am ready to take the exam again…at the ripe old age of 31.

    Im ready to take this seriously now. If anything, not taking the CPA has put a major freeze on my career, and has left me with the shittiest of staff accountant positions.

    Right now, I am a senior accountant at a real estate development firm. I am doing well, but I will never advance without my license.

    I look forward to studying hard with everyone in May.

    Thanks everyone.

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    Josh
    Josh
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    @Andre It sounds like you got good experience. Don't give up. There's people older than me doing this, and I'm a decade ahead of you. Sounds like you've learned from experience, as well.

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    Josh
    "Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world"-Miyamoto Musashi
    #2157304

    Andre
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    Wishing you the best man. GET THE CPA!

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    watermelon
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    GO for it!! 31 is nothing. I am at the same age!! haha

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    I AM not DONE yet!!
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    Andre
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    right on man

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    Mike030882
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    To quote the Philosopher King Ricky Bobby, “No one lives forever, no one. But with advances in modern science and my high level income, it's not crazy to think I can live to be 245, maybe 300. Heck, I just read in the newspaper that they put a pig heart in some guy from Russia. Do you know what that means?”

    You'll either pass these exams or your pig heart will explode.

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    #2159284

    TheoneinDenver
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    I'm in the same boat-we are in this journey together-

    I have a similar story but mine is in tax-I can only find shitty trust tax jobs-

    My goal is to be a Tax Director and I can't do it without the golden ticket C-P-A

    Honestly I'm deathly afraid of not making it…but I'm not making it without it so wth right?

    Good luck and just do it

    Denver
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    felixsphone
    felixsphone
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    @Josh I recognized the avatar. I'm about to finish the novel Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa. Incredible piece of writing with a lot of characters and insights.

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    He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

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    Mike030882
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    Also, I was 29 when I returned to school. I had to take 68 credits before taking the CPA exams, between 2 and 3 classes per semester at community and state schools. My bachelor's is in journalism. Since I still have my original school loans I had to take them piecemeal and paid in cash. I also didn't pass the exams right away. On top of that, I had to matriculate in a Master's program after the exams to get any firm's attention.

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    #2161243

    2010CPA
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    Hi Andre,

    just go for it, you can do it!

    English is my second language, worked full time while completing my masters in accounting (that is how many hours I was missing) and two small children. In addition, I started while being older than you are now.

    It was not easy and thought of quitting many times but I can tell you that getting the CPA was the best thing I could have done for my career and my family. Those letters placed me at the top of the applications and I got a very good position.

    It is hard but so worth it!

    FL CPA since 2016
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