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Thinking of taking the cpa exam. Been out of school for over 5 years .. not feeling super confident. Any cpas here who could give any advice?

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It will elevate your career to a whole new level and open up doors that would have been closed for life before. Make that your motivation, get Becker, see if Deloitte will pay for it, and take LOA if you can or have to focus.

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Is SA1 being fascitious? What kind of consulting are you doing OP? It really depends on what your future path looks like.

I was being serious. Do you have a finance and accounting background trying to break into consulting? I used an active CPA license to break into an interesting strategic finance role and finance operations improvement. You'll need some experience and perhaps some tech skills or exposure to an ERP to maximize career and value.

Make sure you also have the appropriate college credits to sit for the exam and become certified. If you don’t already 150 credits and in the required areas, then you are also looking at more school time

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