New Job, FAR Results, and a Plan to Pass

Arthur is a NINJA CPA Blogger.

Hey NINJAs!

I hope everyone’s studies have been going well! Unfortunately, I found out in March that I did not pass FAR after taking it on the last day of February. I felt very confident that I passed my last part of the Uniform CPA Examination but I guess it was not meant to be.

I still have four chances to clinch the FAR section
before I begin to lose credit for my other sections but obviously I would like to get it out of the way as soon as possible.

After I took FAR, I began job-hunting very aggressively by attending job fairs and working with a recruiting company that specialized in job placement for Accounting and Finance positions. It was very exhausting and frustrating at times but I did not let myself feel down during the rigorous process.

I recently accepted a full-time job offer as a Financial Analyst for Scholastic Corporation in New York City. God is so good and I know that my faith in him during the tough times has allowed me to get to this point.

There are so many people that have helped and supported me over the past year
and I cannot thank them enough. I can fully guarantee that I would not have been offered this job if I was not a CPA Candidate and a Blogger for Another71. These two items on my resume were without a doubt the biggest talking points in every interview that I attended.

I was confident in being able to answer any technical accounting questions and also prepared for all of my interviews by familiarizing myself with an employer’s 10-Ks and 10-Qs. My studies have allowed me to be comfortable in being able to comprehend these financial statements and understand a company’s business operations.

I would like to thank the Another71 community for all of the support and advice I received on the forums throughout my struggles with the exam and the job search.

My daily commute from Northern New Jersey to New York City door to door will be a little over an hour by train and subway each way. I already plan on listening to the NINJA Audio for FAR during my commute on the train to make the most of my time and ultimately pass FAR on my next attempt.

Best of luck to everyone on their next exam!

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