Any recruiters in here that recruit for the big 4? My daughter is graduating in 2022 and interviewing at KPMG and EY. She already got an offer from a small regional firm in Louisville for 55k to start. She’s sitting for her CPA exam in the fall. She’s leaning toward audit. But loves tax as well EY KPMG

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Looking to switch from Audit into another career path. However, just not sure what that would be. My long-term goal is to become a forensic accountant (minimum 10-15 years from now). Studying for the CPA exam, and once that is done I'd like to sit for the CFE exam. Current interests are in the private/corporate accounting industry (cost accounting, possibly tax, etc). Thoughts? Suggestions? Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you!

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Does anyone know why I lose more weight when I eat 2000 calories vs when I eat 1200 calories? For reference, I am currently 5’7 F and 128 lbs. I cannot work out for another month due to an expiring CPA exam so I am definitely losing muscle mass. When I calorie count, I account for every little thing such as the vegetable oils or the tbs of salt. The 1200 calories is usually an extremely large meal + fruits + soup. The 2000 calories is usually a meal from a restaurant + fruits + a sandwich.

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Should having the CPA exam passed be a requirement to make senior?

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Anyone want to refer me for an FDD position? Currently an A2 with the CPA exam done.

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passed the cpa exam. now what? does nasba email me? i know i need to take an ethics course

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Thank you Jesus for helping me pass my final CPA exam. I’m done. You get all the credit ❤️

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How do you tell your manager you are working through some mental health stuff without digging too much into personal struggles? I’ve been working through some stuff for the past year or so, and it has significantly impacted my cpa exam progress. I have been consistently rated as a high performer when it comes to work product, but I was in a pretty dark place a few months ago and my exam progress took a big hit from that. I have an exam status call tomorrow and idk what to say (see comments)

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How do I quit tomorrow without burning bridges? I have a cpa exam in 2 weeks that I’d like to study full time for, and I accepted an offer on Friday 😬 but won’t start for another 3 weeks

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I passed the CPA exam despite a difficult journey of my own diagnosis & ongoing illness. My husband didn’t show excitement. He never offered to take me out for a nice evening or even get me a gift. My love language is gifts, so maybe I’m making a big deal out of it. It just makes me feel unloved. I’ve told him this but still nothing. My family and friends have been so happy for me and I’m grateful for that, but I wish my spouse was! Do I need to just chill out or are my feelings valid?

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Not trying to be mean..after seeing some ppl who pass the cpa exam I honestly don’t think it’s that difficult/rocket science ..pls correct me if I’m wrong

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Does IT audit (no SOC engagements) count as experience for the CPA exam?

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What does it mean if you’ve been at PwC for ~2 years as an associate and you did not get promoted? (Also I recently passed all 4 parts of the cpa exam)

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About to take my last CPA exam (AUD) in an hour. Hoping for the best!

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Taking the CPA exam tm morning. Any tips to calm the testing anxiety?

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Hi everyone! Which study tool is the best for the CPA exam? (Becker, Wiley, Roger, etc) Especially for FAR! I need one that can go over the basics and really explain the concepts.

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Hi Fishes! Does anyone have a not too expensive alternative to Becker for CPA prep? I’m studying for FAR, but Becker is making me highlight the whole textbook and the concepts are just so heavy lol. I’ve heard of i75, Ninja, and Farhat lectures - does anyone have any feedback on them? Thank you guys!

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Hi Fishes! Does anyone have a not too expensive alternative to Becker for CPA prep? I’m studying for FAR, but Becker is making me highlight the whole textbook and the concepts are just so heavy lol. I’ve heard of i75, Ninja, and Farhat lectures - does anyone have any feedback on them? Thank you guys!

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Hey guys. I really want to work at Google as a Revenue Accountant, as I found ASC 606/Revenue Recognition related accounting subjects in college and during the CPA prep to be the most interesting. However, most of my 4 years in Deloitte Audit were spent in Investment Management. Do you guys have any tips on how I can spin my experience to make it more applicable to the revenue accountant recruiters at Google? Also, is this transition possible? Google

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Is the CPA exam harder than actual work or the other way around? I’m a new big 4 employee and I feel like I don’t understand anything. Is this normal? Why do I feel like a dumass?

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Out of curiosity, what did you do with your CPA review books and materials when you passed the CPA exam? Did you gift them to someone else, sell them, or have a bonfire?! 😅

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Considering a switch from audit/data analytics to advisory/consulting at B4, MBB, or a similar firm. Currently a senior associate with 1-1.5 YoE, early promo. Working on final CPA exam. Any advice on this transition or steps I should take?

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Help! Currently studying to take my first CPA exam! Although this is a personal goal, I feel obligated to pass! I feel so much pressure from family and peers. I feel like everyone is expecting me to pass and not that I’m not capable I just repeatedly keep thinking of it and what if I let them down! I want to steer my focus back to my studies and think positive but I keep getting overwhelm 1. By all the material 2. Family and friends constantly asking me how is it going!

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I passed all four sections of CPA exam 3 months prior to completion of 1st year (Associate 1) experience in my current firm. Should I wait to complete 1 year here to apply for licensure or also ask another different CPA firm that I interned with (for 2 months) to sign my experience? Well there is no rush for licensure. Wanted to see if there are any other things that I need to consider? TIA

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Thoughts on my future candidacy? WE: Management Consulting (nonstrategy) 4 years, one promotion. Education: Large state school Accounting degree, 3.9 GPA. Also a CPA. Exam: GRE 168Q 162V Extracurriculars: Big Brother Big Sister, Alma Mater Mentor, Mentor for foundation for underprivileged HS students Intended schools: Johnson, Ross, Darden, CBS, Kellogg, Booth, Haas, Duke Is my list a stretch? Should I switch firms before applying, does KPMG kill my chances? Thanks all.

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if i pass the CPA exam *after* leaving public accounting, can i still use my time at the firm for the experience requirement? does anyone know how i would do that?

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I finally passed CA CPA ethics exam. It felt harder than the CPA exam for me (Scored over 90+ in 3 sections..)

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Hi! I can use your input. 🗣🗣I’m revising my eight-week professional coaching program for CPA exam candidates. In the past, I aligned the program around the blackout periods. Now that they are gone, what do you feel would be helpful dates to keep in mind? For example, compliance deadlines (eg create a tax track), score release dates, holiday closures that provide you more time study? TIA! 🙏🏼

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I recently started working in the AC center for Tampa but I wasn’t aware that it’s an extension of the audit engagement team and not the main team. So, now I’m not sure what to do because I want to work on all part of the audit and not just get stuck doing work that essentially the main team doesn’t want to do. I have my accounting degree and I’ve also passed couple sections of the Cpa exam, should I just stick it out and see what happens or start looking at different positions elsewhere?

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CPA Exam - I have one month to study while working full time. Hoping to schedule the exam for August 21-22. Should I take BEC or AUD?

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Passed the cpa exam and selling my review course. Ping me if your interested and in nyc.

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Guesses on when the NASBA site will be back up and running for the CPA exam score release tonight??

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Any advice on dealing with failure? Lately I felt that I’ve just kept on failing no matter what I try. Failed the last section of my cpa exam for the 3rd time. Got rejected from my dream job after final round. To top it all off I just found out I got rejected from a leadership conference I applied to at an ivy. Feeling really down on myself, I find out if I’m getting promoted within the next couple of weeks and I don’t know if I can take another major disappointment.

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Hey guys starting studying for my first CPA Exam section (AUD) tomorrow. Test is August 11th. Have purchased Becker for study materials, any tips, tricks or recommendations?

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Ok I’m at a point I wonder where I should invest my time CPA exam, actuarial exams, or maybe a coding boot camp? I went from financial services to PA back to financial services. I cannot get amped up to take the CPA exam. Am I nuts for wanting to try actuarial exams?

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I passed all 4 sections of cpa exam - have not applied for license yet - will my scores expire or do I have an unlimited amount of time to apply for license?

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Curious what others think about this: a friend of mine has a couple of months of leave this fall to study for the CPA exam (they’ll be paid a reduced salary during their leave), but they mentioned they have no intention of studying for the exam, and instead plan to use that time to look for another job. This rubs me the wrong way, but wanted to hear what others think…

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What was your biggest struggle in passing the CPA exam?

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