Guest Post @ re: The Auditors

I am a guest poster over on the accounting/audit industry blog re: The Auditors, which is authored by Francine McKenna.

Ms. McKenna covers the ongoings of the Big 4 and has twenty-plus years of experience in the professional services environment, including tenure both in the US and abroad at PwC, KPMG/BearingPoint, JP Morgan and Jefferson Wells/Manpower. She leads McKenna Partners LLC, a specialized consultancy, advising other professional services firms, especially those with interests in Latin America.

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8 comments

Baba 12 years ago

Great article! But nothing that frequent readers of your blog don't already know..... Study, Study, Study!

I've got a question. What's the earliest an individual can take the Ethics exam? Must it be after you receive confirmation of passing all four sections?

Or can it be taken after one has written the exams but haven't yet received their scores?

Tommy 12 years ago

Great article....your an inspiration to us all. Keep up all the good work on the BLOG! So what's next?

Anonymous 12 years ago

You can take ethics exam any time even before taking any exams. Check with your state what ethics exam they want students to take. Several states accept AICPA's Comprehensive ethics exams.

Also, Jeff has written on the ethics exams previously in his posts. You can search those as well to get further information on this. Raza

Krupo 12 years ago

Study, but be careful to not burn out!

Anonymous 12 years ago

Krupo, what do you do when you burn out? How have you seen others with this similar syndrome recoup? I want to "study,study,study," but sometimes I feel like I just can't go anymore. Any suggestions?

Anonymous 12 years ago

good blog. very few ppl i know passed all 4 on first try....i did bec 2x and reg 3x....got lucky on fin and aud on first try...all within the 18 months window. yes..it worked out...timing is key..(and luck to some extent) and more importantly, motivation/perspiration as you said.

congrats mr cpa!

Junior 12 years ago

Anonymous looking to avoid burnout,

the key to studying is not trying to cram in as much as you can days or weeks before your exam. You need to digest the subject in small pieces over a larger period of time to ensure that the information is correctly absorbed by your brain. So if you study, study, study as Jeff says, but do so over a period of time (i.e. an hour of multiple choice questions during lunch, watching lectures on the train ride to work, etc) in addition to larger chunks of time (like sitting down to watch several hours of video on a Saturday), you most assuredly will not burn out.

accountants london 9 years ago

@Krupo Yup you are right study but not burn out and the suggestions to avoid burn out given by junior are awesome.