I hate public accounting. I hate big 4. It’s hurting my mental health. Just passed my cpa exam yesterday. License is going to take 1-3 month. Should I start to apply jobs now or wait until I get my license ?

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I just found out that I passed the 4th CPA exam!!! I want to reward myself with (among other things) a nicer laptop bag. I can barely close my car door while carrying a laptop bag, lunch, water bottle, coffee mug, etc. in to work every day. I want to splurge but not too much (probably not more than $200). Can anyone recommend a cute and VERY spacious bag? I’ve been too busy studying on top of everything else I have to do in life to keep track of what is “in.” Any suggestions?

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Have 3 years of tax processing then 2.5 years with tax prep; passed CPA exam. What is the comp i should take? Thanks

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Becker or Roger for CPA prep?

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I will complete my one year pretty soon. I am still studying for my CPA exam and I really do not like public accounting. My question is will I still be able to get that one year experience at Crowe if I leave and work in industry, after I complete my exams and apply for license? I’m in California but I do believe it’s just one year needed to apply for license.

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If you had planned a mini vacation (not expensive but something you have been planning since the beginning of the year) but it is around the same time your brother who is taking his CPA exam got sick and his family was sick with flu (not COVID), would you have stayed back to help with chores and his kids?

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I feel as if summer time would be an odd time to study for the cpa exam but if I do 1 - 2 hours Monday - Friday studying then 4 hours on the weekend will I be ok I want take 9 months to do this so 2.5 months for each

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Do any ladies here have their CPA or are looking to take the CPA exam in the future. The current CPA bowl is slim and has no interaction... or posts for that matter

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I have kinda of gone a more technology route with my career. I am afraid of going through CPA exam then having to take a lower paying P/ job gain experience to be liscensed . Does cpa always equal more money ? Is it worth it after you’ve crossed over to more technology type roles?

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I’m writing my first CPA exam next week. Do people usually take the full four hours to complete the exam?

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How does a rotation at another service line work? I am in audit and just finished my first busy season. I may have an opportunity for a summer rotation in TAS but I am not sure how it works. Does this eventually lead to a transfer? I heard internal transfer is difficult and usually open for seniors and above. I was planning to finish my CPA exam this summer but I also want to give TAS a try. Appreciate any insights.EY PwC KPMG Deloitte

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I’m so burned out with working long hours and studying for the CPA exam. I have 5 YOE in tax and I’m interested in making a career switch before I get in too deep. I just feel stuck in my career without having CPA license. Any success stories out there to motivate me?

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I just want to quit and study for my CPA exam but I don't have the $$$ to do that. 😢

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Im so sad. I just passed CPA exam and got the 1st job offer in public acct. I was so happy because I had hard time studying for CPA while.working full time. My parents understood how hard I tried,so today Im sharing the happiness with them that I got the 1st job at Big 4.My parents asked how much my salary is. I said :65k.They said"Why so low? I thought that with CPA you will earn a lot." So sad that they dont understand...

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Hard to focus on CPA exam when I know I have a pile of work to do. 🤯

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I'll have an interview with 3 tax experts at BDO for tax associate position. I think this is an entry-level position for tax but please correct me if Im wrong. Is this interview hard? Will there be technical questions in tax that only experienced tax associate can answer? P/S: I have no tax experience. Only passed CPA exam, so will my cpa knowledge help me survive?

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I woke up at 3 AM with Sunday scaries despite being off this week. Decided to look back at pictures/quotes I’ve taken screenshots of over the years and have determined I’ve been stagnant in life for a solid 3-4 years. Sure I passed the CPA exam, made senior, then manager, but my satisfaction with my job and life has remained low for that duration. Every year around now I start looking to leave but never do because industry seems boring. Any advice? 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

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I woke up at 3 AM with Sunday scaries despite being off this week. Decided to look back at pictures/quotes I’ve taken screenshots of over the years and have determined I’ve been stagnant in life for a solid 3-4 years. Sure I passed the CPA exam, made senior, then manager, but my satisfaction with my job and life has remained low for that duration. Every year around now I start looking to leave but never do because industry seems boring. Any advice? 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

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At some point does experience out weight having your cpa or not ? Especially in industry reason I ask is I’m not a CPA / in industry making 90k I worry if I pass cpa exam I’ll have to take a step back to gain public accounting experience to be licensed cpa. I’m happy with salary , work life balance but where I’m currently at wants me to take cpa exam

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Will be joining pwc soon. I will be sitting for my last cpa exam right before joining. Would I still be able to qualify for the cpa exam bonus? If I get the results after I join pwc?

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Honest question: For those that took a CPA exam and failed, how do you overcome it? Not sure how to prepare for a retake without knowing the trouble area.

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I have a doctors note for diagnosis with depression and anxiety. Can I get extra time on my CPA exam?

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So I am trying to schedule a CPA exam, but there is literally not a single spot open for 2+ months. Is this happening to anyone else? I’ve never had this problem before.

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What are the options to make up my 150 credits after passing the CPA exam?

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Does big4 reimburse tuition for making up the 150 credits after passing the CPA exam?

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Is it possible to pass the CPA exam after 7 years out of college and not working in the accounting field since then. For background, I have an undergrad in accounting, as well as the 150 credits.

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Should I get Becker to study for the cpa exam?

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Hi! Currently considering an offer as a senior at baker tilly Chicago. Can anyone give any input on if seniors get annual bonuses? CPA exam bonuses? What is the average annual raise percentage if you have a good review?

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Has anyone used ultimate cpa exam guide to belly them along for the exam?

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When you passed the CPA exam, did you buy yourself a gift? If so, what did you get?

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Thinking about quitting before a year. In my contract it says that I need to repay sign in bonus, but nothing about paying back CPA prep materials. Should I assume that they won’t make me pay for CPA prep materials it since it’s not in the contract? And if they will ask to repay it, can I push for a waiver since, again, it’s not in the contract? Thanks!

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Just took my (hopefully) last CPA exam, and my busy season ended last week. This will be the first weekend I don’t have to work or study in nearly a year. Feels good.

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I’m graduating with 120 credits in May. Should I study/take the CPA exam right out of college when I first start working, or should I get my masters and get the 150 credits and then take the exam? What did everyone else do and any advice?

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Best cpa prep course/materials?

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I got my Notice to Schedule for the CPA Exam this morning, which should be great news.. why do i feel like i want to throw up ?¿ lololll

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Anyone get a credit extension for a CPA exam in NJ?

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How in depth do you need to learn for governmental accounting questions on the cpa exam.

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Any tips on passing FAR for my CPA exam with just 2 weeks of studying?

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I have an offer to leave for another Big 4 firm. Leaving for various reasons. I don’t want to leave until I get my bonus for passing the CPA exam. 1. Can I get my bonus even though I’m leaving the firm? 2. Is there a penalty if I leave the firm after I get the bonus? 3. When should I turn in my 2 weeks notice? I heard they let you go on the spot if you leave for another Big4. Thank you in advance.

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Any words of encouragement for 30yr old with a kid starting to study for the CPA exam? Taking FAR first - new to accounting. 😅😅😅

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