Introducing NINJA CPA Blogger LeeAnne

31 Mar 2012



Hello NINJAs,

I’m brand new to the blog, as well as the CPA journey.

I guess I’ll start off with a little bit about myself. I am 26 and graduated college in 2008. Since then I have worked in a corporate accounting position. It is far from my dream job but there are a few things that I’ve grown accustomed to.

First, responsibility will light. Secondly, at 4:50 every Friday this girl will be long gone. Thirdly and probably most importantly, my paycheck might be meager in comparison to some of my accounting firm counterparts, but I always have enough at the end of week for a beer. So in my mind life is good.

Although this was good while it lasted, the past four years have seemingly flew past me and I realized I have made no real advancements in my career. I got small promotions but still working the same basic mundane and stagnant position.

Life is not going to get much easier than it is now so I decided its time to buckle down and think about my future. Thus, began my CPA journey.

I started taking live review classes in January. I started with Regulation because I know it is by far my weakest area. My study plan consisted of watching the online lectures, rereading the entire book at my much slower pace, and doing some of the homework. I peppered this with the NINJA notes and NINJA Flashcards.

After what seems like an eternity of studying, I will take my first exam, on April 2nd. Although I feel reasonably prepared, I’m still somewhat apprehensive. My compounding disgust for the tax code however has prevented me from pushing the test date back any further.

So here we are a few days away. I took a few vacation days off work so I can get in one more cram session before the big day. Funny, last year I was using all my vacation for a trip to Punta Cana. What a difference a year makes, huh? Anyway, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for everyone who will also be sitting next week. I’ll let you know how Reg goes!

“Someday, everything is going to be smooth like a rhapsody?, When I paint my masterpiece.” Here’s hoping Bob Dylan is right and everyone makes a masterpiece out of their exams. Study hard NINJAs!

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Bobby Ballera 12 years ago

Hey there NINJA LeeAnne. Just wanted to say that I totally feel what you are going through. You have inspired me to finally take a chance to take on my own CPA journey! I think when those passing scores in you may have a new reason to have a celebratory beer! Best of luck on your journey to CPA-land. I look forward to seeing you there!