– Zoe writes in, Hello! I found your website by chance, I am a Masters of accountancy student, and will graduate in May. I have a three-month-old baby at home and I want to pass the exam ASAP. Would you give me some recommendations? By the way, I bought the Becker CPA Review system several months ago. Okay, well Zoe you have a lot of things going on in your life. About to graduate with a masters in accounting, congratulations to you. But more importantly, you have a three-month-old baby. Congratulations to you. That’s awesome. And so you are juggling having a baby, getting your masters, studying for the CPA exam, potentially working. So you have a lot on your plate. You bought Becker so you are good to go there, alright, here is what I would do. I would go to another71.com and click free downloads and download the
Barbara writes in, Hey Jeff, currently eight months into the studying process and I passed nothing! I say it like that ’cause it was all caps. Not because I was being dramatic. All right. I’m going to school full-time for my masters, so studying for the CPA gets mixed with studying for classes. I bet. Took the FAR twice, 60 then 73. I just took auditing, 69. I’ve been using Becker and really question if it’s the best material for me. I was wondering if you would suggest an attack plan. Keep in mind, I finish school in May, start working September or October. Okay. Studying for the CPA exam and getting your masters, you know, I don’t recommend that. I’m a big fan of like, doing this, and then doing this. Like focus, you know, it’s kind of like I’m dating myself here, kind of like a TV/VCR combo.
Alex writes in, I recall when reading through the digital materials that there is a way to alter your proposed plan for each section of the CPA exam, but I can’t seem to find it now. I’m about to study for BEC again. Your BEC plan calls for several weeks of study time, been trying to study for the month of April and take it at the end of April, basically, so I can use May to study for auditing and take it at the end of May. So basically I’m trying to trim several weeks into four for both exams. Do you have any advice on how to go about doing this? I’m trying to use only NINJA to study for both of these since my Becker subscription runs out in July and I don’t want to pay the $3,000 again. I’ve taken BEC three times already, once before
Farouk writes in, “Dear Sir or Madam, I’d like to have some information on the CPA eligibility for the active ACCA members – which is Chartered Accountants, who are the equivalent to a UK Masters, according to the ACCA Letter of Equivalence and having four years of international experience as an accountant.” Okay, so here’s the deal, the AICPA and the ICAS and NASBA and everyone got together and they want to make it easier for people who have international accounting license and US accounting license to be able to go into each other’s respective countries and jurisdictions and be able to work. So, so, here’s the deal. This is kinda new. If you are a Chartered Accountant, then you need to pass the IQEX exam, the International Qualification Exam, and you need to then have two years of post-qualification experience. If you are a Licensed CPA then you just
Ninja Megan says Hello, Jeff, I love what you are doing for the CPA exam community, and I love being a member of the dojo. I’m working my way through some of the CPA review material, and I really want to understand some of the overall pictures of these topics. I would love to see something with all of the definitions for all of these acronyms in one place, with an explanation of what these bodies do or what pronouncements they issue, and what takes precedence. For instance, COSO, SaaS, GASB, FASB, PCAOB, GAS, etc. I figure if I find myself Googling, then other people might be searching for them as well. Just a suggestion. Again, thank you for what you are doing. Okay, good news, you can go, you can log in to Ninja MCQ and you can click Tools and you can see the Glossary and you can
Matt writes in, “I’m using NINJA as a supplement with Becker CPA Review. I’m feeling overwhelmed with the amount of material. I’m feeling like I don’t have enough time to do all of the MCQ for each and it is stressing me out. I have read another Send Me One Of Your Tips but I don’t if you would give me any useful advice or what may work the best.” Okay, you’re using NINJA as a supplement with Becker CPA Review, so I would watch all of your Becker lecture videos and take notes, work all of the questions in their software, and then I would switch over to NINJA for the J, just rewrite it. I would rewrite the NINJA notes. And for your review, I would watch the NINJA PLUS videos over your week topics. And I would, in your NINJA MCQ, I would start working the software