January 9, 2019 at 8:46 pm #2157247
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.January 9, 2019 at 9:07 pm #2157301
@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.January 9, 2019 at 9:09 pm #2157304
Wishing you the best man. GET THE CPA!January 10, 2019 at 12:56 am #2157478
GO for it!! 31 is nothing. I am at the same age!! hahaJanuary 10, 2019 at 12:26 pm #2158189
right on manJanuary 11, 2019 at 7:15 am #2159143
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.January 11, 2019 at 8:44 am #2159284
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 itJanuary 11, 2019 at 11:12 am #2159629
@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.January 11, 2019 at 11:21 am #2159641
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.January 12, 2019 at 1:14 pm #2161243
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!
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