I have a bachelors degree in Finance with a concentration in accounting.
Im thinking of going back to school to get my masters in accounting
Im thinking of going for my CPA
I looked up a website that offers sample questions for the CPA and I thought i could study up for it while im waiting to start school. and man, these are hard, i have almost no idea what they are talking about.
Do I just need more accounting experiance? Ive been away from school for a while.
How do you study for this thing??
This test seems like it would be a beast to pass.
Also, if I have a CPA what exactly does that mean for my career prospects, could I get any accounting job I wanted? Im not looking to be a personal accountant I just want to get an easy accounts payable gig. Is a finance degree enough for this, i have no actual accounting experience
It has almost a 60% failure rate.
I've passed BEC after failing it once.
Failed REG and going to take it again next month.
Then I'll have two more sections to go I hope to finish by the end of summer.
I'm using pirated Becker.
It is really hard dude. Comparable to the Bar or RN exams.
>It has almost a 60% failure rate.
/CFA/-fag here, you think in the wrong terms. It has 40% pass rate, and you aim for relative, rather than absolute, performance.
Plenty of Indians and Chinese that barely speak English to skew your performance.
How much time has passed since you got your bachelors? What tier school are you looking at to get your masters? Are you looking to do public (I am assuming) or private accounting? CPA exams are not that hard if you put the time into them. Of the accountants I know that passed the exams all put in about 100 hours per exam and did all of the Becker material. They passed all the exams the first time. Those that I know failed (some sections multiple times) put in a lot less effort. So the question is how much effort do you want to put it? Also aas your Finance degree from an AACSB accredited school or would you have to take a lot of prereqs? Most large companies look for this accreditation and so do the big four.