CPA Study Group
Wooohooo. Man, oh man, I am certainly glad to be here.
My name is Rob, the new CPA Review for Free CPA EXAM Instructor!
Here is what I know: I know that for each of you coming onto this forum, you're seeking help! I get it!!! The stress, the lack of time, the planning, the sacrifice. All of you who are feeling that stress...I GET IT! This stuff is hard! Let me show you (just like the many others) how I can help you!
But first, let me do an introduction....
Here is what I am: one word - "accountant." I am an accountant. No other way around it. From my early childhood ambitions of being 'a business person' (whatever that meant), to my college education, my career ambitions, and my actual career accomplishments, I am an accountant. I think like one, act like one, talk, work, and even eat like one!! haha. I dig this stuff. Now many do, but I do. Why? Who knows. But, I do.
Here is my 30- second elevator speech (just so we get it out of the way): My career has taken me through the big4 as an auditor (KPMG), working on major Fortune 100 clients, such as Mercedes-Benz, Pfizer, Panasonic, and many others. I spent 7 years at KPMG. That is where I really started to dig this stuff (I couldn't believe it myself, either). After that, my career took me across the world performing internal audits for Merck & Co. During that time, I began tutoring CPA exam students. I loved educating peers and co-workers on the proper accounting treatment of the effective portion of cash flow foreign exchange forwards (I know you know that portion sits in AOCI and does NOT go to the P&L, right?). Sooo, I started tutoring some students on my off-time. And today, I manage a large book of small to medium-sized business clients, while also continuing to operate my CPA EXAM TUTORING PRACTICE! The name is Quest CPA Review (check it on Instagram!)
Here is what I do: Like I mentioned just before, I currently have two jobs. By day, I am a a tax accountant and auditor. And by night (and weekend), I help students cross the CPA EXAM FINISH LINE!!!
Here is what I know: I know that you are stressed (even maybe just a little?). You have 1 to 4 more exams to go. To pass these exams, you have these big massive books (with mostly single spaced typing). They also come with videos of some very experienced accounting professional trying to explain this stuff. The bundle also comes with some questions to practice with, and some simulations, and maybe even a practice exam or two. And with all this material you have, even seeing most of it in school, you for some reason don't understand it all!!! Well, your not alone. This exam is not testing your smarts, wits, or personality. It is testing your ability to study 'the right way.'
How can I help you: By helping you study 'the right wayyyy.' The quick answer is - I tutor students one-on-one. If you are interested in setting up an initial session, please let me know by going to my profile or responding below.
What to do next: Introduce yourself to me and everyone else in here. If you're not sure what to talk about, how about this -
if so, doing what? for how long?
any exams passed?
what are your career goals? It's OK to say "I DON'T KNOW!"
why are you going for the cpa exam? It's OK to say "I DON'T KNOW!"
what are your biggest worries and stresses in passing the exam?
Let's get the convo going.
Like I opened up with, I am so glad to be here. WOOOHOOOO!!!!
Donnette here, have about 25 years of accounting experience, done with working for others. Career change is the name of the game and getting my CPA is the natural progression of what I do.
Graduated Cum Laude with 3.94 GPA from Colorado Technical University with my Bachelor's of Science with a concentration in accounting in 2012. Life threw me curve and now I am back at the study and ready to get the next deal done! My CPA.
I sit for my Auditing & Attestation part of the exam on Friday (10/18) and feel fairly confident about the multiple choice. Having a really tough time with simulations, specifically where we need to go to the AU C or AR C or .....blah, blah, blah....
I am missing the component in the study questions under the heading "Subsequent Events" in Audit Reports. It's just not there for me to even access....any clue where to activate this at?
Also find that when I do ask a question, I get the question "Do you have a CPA Review Program?" Frustrating as heck! Yes, I am unbelievably "in the red" for paying for all of the study materials and testing and application fees and student loans to achieve this goal.
Glad to see that there is some support in the forum. Thanks for introducing yourself!
Hi Rob, I need to prepare for CPA exams, but I need help with creating a study plan. Can you please help me?