I’m a CPA!
After all the hard work, long days, and sleepless nights, I FINALLY got a passing score for the last test this week! (See more of my CPA journey here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The last one is my favorite.)
This is how it went down:
- BEC Test: May 2009 – 80 (Pass)
- AUD Test: August 2009 – 81 (Pass)
- REG Test: March 2010 – 90 (Pass)
- FAR Test: May 2010 – 80 (PASS and DONE!)
I honestly have no idea how I got that score on the FAR test. All that praying really must have worked. Yes, I worked my tail off, but that test was killer. Oh well, who cares! All that matters is that I passed!
So…are you done? For the most part, yes. I am done with the actual CPA Exam. However, I still have to take an ethics exam (08/04/2010 update: Ethics exam, passed!) have a CPA vouch for my work experience, get my initial license form notarized, and send it off to the state board. But, really, the hard part is O-V-E-R!
Was it worth it? Yes.
What now? Losing the 8-10 pounds I put on during the CPA exam (actually only about 6 left to go until I’m back at my steady weight). Enjoying my evenings and weekends. Doing things I love that I had to put off during the year of the CPA.
Are you going to get a raise? Not right away. In my line of work, CPAs are few and far between so it should be …. helpful.
Can you call yourself a CPA? Not technically. To my friends and my blog readers, I can. But I can’t use it professionally until all my admin stuff is completed. This will take months. I’ll probably be a full-fledged CPA with bells on sometime in October.
What did you learn? Work your a$$ off. When you think you’ve reached your limit, do more.
What’s your new project? Setting up my new blog, wedding planning, leading a healthy/fit life, and enjoying my favorite peeps.