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Can people be successful without the CPA? Worried that I can't pass it.

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Look around you at the people that have passed the exam. If they can pass it, you can too!

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I have worked with people that have passed on the first try and they are not great practitioners. The CPA certificate does not say how many times you took the darn exam. Just commit to it and pass it.

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Yes, but you should still try to pass while PWC will pay for it

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Nope, no one has ever been successful at life without a CPA

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@ey1 taken it three times

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I am trying, but it's taken me over 2 years. Feel a lot slower, and taking longer than most associates.

So far, I've passed all three, except AUD

I didn't pass all mine either but I am still trying. I want to be a CPA. You just left one to pass! Good luck to you!

If you've passed all three except audit then you should be fine as anyone with enough time and dedication can pass it. It's all memorization. However to answer your question, literally the smartest person i've ever known at pwc was not a cpa because they couldn't pass audit (couldn't as in they admittedly never tried to study, so they would fail due to lack of preparation). that person is now a director via the enrolled agent certification. so you can certainly be successful. nevertheless, just treat studying like your full time job and pass it.

Don't you need a CPA or JD to make manager at PwC?

^You need it to make Senior in audit

In audit at PwC you need to have passed the four sections of the exam for senior and be licensed for manager

If you want a career in audit/accounting then a CPA is going to be required for long term success, however, there are plenty of other business professions outside of being an accountant where a CPA is certainly not required for long term success. If you want to stay within accounting however, the CPA is probably necessary. Same way that it's tough to be a successful lawyer without passing the Bar.

audit is easy bro... did you study? have you even taken it once yet?

You cannot practice law in court without passing the bar exam. The reason people get fired if they do not pass it.

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