t-minus 2 days to BEC

by Megan Taylor on August 16, 2016

I just got my appointment reminder email for BEC from Prometric. If it didn’t feel real before (it did), it certainly feels real now.

I’m not sure I’m ready for this one. I suspect I’ll feel that way every time, and I certainly put the time in, but there are a few of the concepts that I’m struggling with. No matter how many time I review the material, when I get a question in these areas, I invariable answer incorrectly. There’s nothing really I can do about that other than keep studying and trying to think of ways to remember.

As my husband pointed out yesterday, I prepared as much as I could given the time I had. If I pass it, excellent. If I don’t pass it, I have a contingency plan where I can take it again in January and still be well within my 18-month time frame.

So I’ll just go in on Thursday and do my best. We’ll see what happens.


A quick observation…

August 9, 2016

At the moment, I should be studying. Instead, I’m sharing this quick observation: when you study for two sections of the CPA Exam back to back, the content you’re studying tends to blur together, and it’s hard to remember where one subject stops and the next one starts. There’s not much that I think can […]

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I passed AUD! On to the next one…

August 9, 2016

Waiting for my score felt like the longest month and four days ever, even though I know that people who took the old version of the CPA Exam had to wait much longer than I did. But I passed! I got an 89, which is way higher than I was expecting. Right before I took […]

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t-6 days to AUD and counting…

June 26, 2016

Over the course of the last two months, I have been studying my butt off for the AUD section of the exam, minus a short 12-day break to go to Ireland/England. (Which was awesome. But that’s not the point of this blog.) Since my Exam is scheduled for 9 am, Friday, July 1, I am […]

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Survived Tax Season: Quick Update

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 […]

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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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