AUD Score Release: The Longest Wait of My Life

Alex is a . Welcome to the longest week of my life. Next week after 4 AND A HALF MONTHS I will receive my first CPA exam score for AUD. I would love to say that I know I passed or even that I felt I failed but I can’t. I just have to say that phrase that our parents told us when we for sure not going to get that toy all the other kids had, “we’ll see”. After taking my first exam I tried unsuccessfully to integrate life into the CPA exam and that is a task I can confidently say I have failed. Now I didn’t mean to fail at this CPA and life integration but it’s hard. It’s like going on a diet you have little cheats, working a little later than you need to, spending a few minutes (hours) on Pinterest, a few funny youtube […]

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Introducing New NINJA CPA Blogger Derrick!

Derrick is a . When is enough, enough? It has been an extremely long road to CPA certification. In undergrad, accounting was just a class I had to take. It wasn’t until I gained experience and started moving up the corporate ladder that I began to see the value in having a CPA. Due to my disdain for accounting in college, I needed to complete about 24 hours of accounting in order to become eligible to sit in my state. After a year and a half of full-time work and attending night classes, I was finally ready to defeat the beast. These four exams would be a mere formality, right? WRONG! That was 2011. It has been a series of starts and stops since then. Work, life changes, travel, family commitments, and sheer laziness have all played a part in delaying my journey. In November 2016 I decided to give […]

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Using CPA Exam Knowledge in Everyday Life

Aida is a . Today I wanted to touch accounting software topic. This will be especially interesting for CPA candidates that are college graduates or still enrolled in school. It is my understanding that BEC and AUD sections of the CPA Exam touch a little bit of IT topic, however it’s more about the information security, IT department segregation of duties, etc. The exam does not test for the technical knowledge of various accounting software. As an accountant in big public corporation, I wanted to touch main accounting tools that are used in everyday life. For most accounting and finance professionals Microsoft Excel is one of the most used applications. Below are the main Excel features that I use every day, whether I create a Journal Entry or modify the report or: Table – allows to design a table in a predefined style Pivot Table – allows to summarize, analyze, […]

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The Long Wait for My REG Score + AUD Study Plan

Rollie is a . The wait continues. In case you haven’t heard, I took REG on July 1st and now have to wait almost 3 months to get the results of my computerized exam. Good lord. On the bright side, it kind of puts the score release “out of sight out of mind”. Hopeful for another pass from REG while study for AUD to take by the end of quarter 3. I am just beginning my AUD studies. For those that have been around a long time like me, I failed AUD twice: 71 and 73. AUD is one of those beasts that it is hard to conceptualize if you are more of a numbers person like me. I feel that this has been my demise with AUD. My AUD study plan is: Nail the NINJA MCQ – AUD is one of those that you need to just nail the […]

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