Survived Tax Season: Quick Update

by Megan Taylor on May 12, 2016

Tax season is now behind us, and it went as well as could be expected. I spent the next week catching up on all the things I hadn’t been able to do during tax season (not least of which was sleep), and now I’m in the thick of studying for the AUD section of the CPA exam.

Oh, and the company that I was working for during tax season decided to give me a permanent position, so now I can really

Along those lines, I found this great article from the Journal of Accountancy about the NPV (net present value) of every hour of study for the CPA exam.

So, because my company is considered small by their estimation, for every hour I spend studying for the CPA exam, I am “earning” around $360. That’s pretty awesome. Well worth a little short-term sacrifice.


Applying for my NTS for AUD & BEC

April 10, 2016

Due to the craziness of tax season, I am only now sitting down to get my notice to schedule for the next two sections of the exam. Thank goodness I properly recorded my plan before the start of tax season. Otherwise, it would be another week, possibly two before I would feel comfortable sitting down […]

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Of Tax Season, and Exam Scheduling Hiccups

January 6, 2016

Of Tax Season I will be working this tax season at a mid-sized, local CPA firm, and I could not be more excited. The firm was kind enough to invite me to their Christmas party in December, and in these first few weeks of January before I officially start, there are trainings and new employee […]

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November 23, 2015

I found out today that I passed FAR! Got the score as we were driving down to my dad’s for Thanksgiving. I’m so excited and relieved.

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Sitting for the exam today…

November 4, 2015

I sit for the first section of the CPA Exam today in about three hours. Wish me luck!

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Update: Studying and Job Searching

September 25, 2015

Studying for the CPA exam In case anyone was wondering, studying for the CPA exam is a SLOG. It’s completely expected, but the reality of it is even more sloggish than you might imagine. Using Becker, I have 10 segments to study. Each segment has: four hours of lecture, five to six (more like seven […]

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First Exam – Done!

September 10, 2015

Before I started writing this post, I took a moment to go look back at Megan’s posts from two and a half years ago, when she was (weirdly enough) taking the same two classes I am taking this semester. I was vaguely comforted to look back and see that the first exam of Financial Accounting […]

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Studying for the CPA Exam: An Inverse Relationship

August 30, 2015

I have been diligently studying for the first section (FAR) of the CPA exam since August 25th. (I took the weekend and my birthday as a break from finishing grad school.) In the last five days, I have made a decent amount of progress. There are 10 lessons for FAR in the study course I […]

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Of New Bloggers, Being Done with Grad School, and Upcoming Hurdles

August 25, 2015

New Bloggers So, by now you’ve all met Jenny, who is a good friend of mine, and awesome. She’s just starting her masters degree in accounting, and I am very excited for her. Being Done with Grad School I, on the other hand, am DONE. As you possibly gathered from the title of this post. […]

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First Semester Nerves

August 17, 2015

It’s the first day of classes! I am terrified and elated and nervous and exited and about a billion other emotions. I feel like I am at the top of a roller coaster that is about to start the downward plummet. Let the spins and whirls begin! I am taking Financial Accounting (6030) on Monday […]

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