Hispanics in accounting

Serious question, why is that most of us aren’t CPAs? 90% of my latino buddies have pushed the CPA aside who are at at the senior level

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1. We are absolutely exhausted esp if we come from nothing. 2. We are probably doing better than our parents ever did. 3. There’s probably no career guidance/mentor that is actually caring and authentic once you have “made it”. 4. Most of us are deciding to use that “extra time” catching up on obtaining material things/experiences so we can be as cultured as our non hispanic counterparts bc again most of our parents cannot afford and will never be able to afford to take the whole family to the Bahamas. The only way I am getting there is if I take myself. So extrapolate that to the entire American experience of our more privileged counterparts and well we have a lot of catching up to do bro. 5. Often I have seen how hispanic families can become an obstacle once you are doing well because they nag why do you work so much, or now that you make so much money we need help, because many of our parents do not take care of themselves they often throw off our studying or our self confidence... not intentionally but it still happens alot. I have seen it. There is no right answer because everyone’s experience is different. I guess I just wanted to share what I have experienced and have seen. Btw I have no interest in starting an argument or hating on anyone. I just wish more of us were successful at getting the cpa. If anything I listed relates to you then just know you can do it! And if doesn’t or you disagree well good luck to you friend in getting that certification. Be well. ✌🏼

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I think the same disadvantages Latinos face in getting through college applies with the CPA is a multifaceted problem that makes it tough to complete. Not impossible obviously but many factors working against people of color in general as it relates to becoming educated & certified

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Laziness mostly tbh.. I agree with PwC1. As if working full time and going to school full time for 5+ years wasnt enough. Now that I finally have a decent job, I'm supposed to hit the books after work, again? Nah. If I wasnt burned out from those years of working to pay for school WHILE going to school maybe I would be more motivated.. luckily in advisory there are slightly less difficult certifications out there I can get.

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I don't think it's a Latino problem. I think it's a general problem. I have my cpa though.

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Same- gotta knock it out of the way.

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I passed all 4 sections on the first time. I dedicated summer 2017 to it and it has paid off dividends.

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