Introducing NINJA CPA Blogger Kemberli

03 Oct 2012


By nccpa2b

Kemberli is a new NINJA CPA Blogger.

Hello there! I’m Kemberli and I’m one of the newest bloggers on Another71!

I want to share my story with you because I believe there has to be someone out there facing similar challenges and I hope they don’t have to go through the same frustrations as I did and frequently still do.

I’m what I like to call a “crock-pot” (as opposed to crack-pot, LOL!) CPA wannabe versus the microwave version. I’m 40+, have 2 almost grown children, and have been in this field for 20 years.

It took me quite some time to finish my education because of my military background (US Navy) and my choice to focus on my family first. I completed my MBA in 2010.

To date, I’ve taken two parts of the exam and have been “less than successful” on both. I scored a 72 on my first shot at BEC and a dismal “under 50” on REG.

I know, “Who does that?” & furthermore “Who would admit that?” right? Well, me, that’s who. I did study for BEC, but put in absolutely NO time preparing for REG. I’d paid for the test and scheduled my time, so I decided to avoid “wasting” my money. Can you say “OxyMORON” with me?

Well, I’m back at it again. I’m hoping I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’ve really decided that I want to do this for the right reasons and not just so I can say that I’m a CPA (more on that in an upcoming post.) I believe that blogging will help me to stay on track, hold myself accountable and ultimately reach my goal.

I promise to be honest and transparent and hope to help those who might be traveling this road with me. I’m naturally self-deprecating but that in no way implies that I don’t think highly of myself and my accomplishments thus far. I just don’t typically go around tooting my own horn.

Friends and family have told me in the past that I don’t realize how much of a miracle my life has been, but au contraire mon ami, I do realize. It just scares the crap out of me to think about it! – And you’ve just experienced one of my “I thinks I share too much” moments. Nonetheless, this is who I am.

So now you know why I call myself a crockpot CPA Candidate. I didn’t travel what most would call a traditional road to get to this place. I’m not a quick microwaveable meal and dinner is on the table in 8 minutes kind of candidate.

I’ve taken a many a side roads and back alleys to end up where I am, but all those zigs and zags have really marinated and congealed rather nicely and when I finally sit down to enjoy my efforts, it’ll taste scrumptious!