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My Journey So FAR | Daniela's CPA Exam Journey

Hey guys!  My name is Daniela and I finally have a big girl job.  It has been a long journey to get where I am today and now I have another major mountain ahead of me… the CPA Exam! 
 
My journey so far:  After going to school off and on for more years than I would like to admit, I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in 2010.  I was on top of the world and then reality hit… nobody wanted to hire me.  In one interview, I was told that if I had graduated two years earlier (which I easily could have) that I would have no problem finding a job.  I was also at a disadvantage because I had not done an internship.  After months of looking, I settled on a bank teller position and decided that I needed to go back to school. 
 
I enrolled in an Online MAcc program and in one year I was walking at graduation.  Not only did I have a Master’s degree, I also had the magical 150+ credit hour requirement.  With these new weapons in hand, I finally found the job I have now as a Tax Staff Accountant at a top 100 accounting firm. 
 
The new challenge:  I have talked the talk (I have told my employer that I would pass all 4 sections of the exam within a year) and now I must walk the walk!  Luckily, the accounting firm that I work for will pay for a CPA review course and the exam itself, so I can choose whatever program I want.  I have done a lot of research on different review courses because it is a huge decision and there are so many choices.  When I went to school online, I experienced many different teaching types and I know which types I learn best from.  With this in mind, I have decided to enroll in the Roger CPA Review Online Course. 
  
I look forward to starting the Roger CPA Review and sharing my progress with you.  I will be starting with the dreaded FAR section of the exam.  I am confident that Roger's course and community will give me the tools that I need to meet my goal passing the CPA exam by this time next year!
 
Daniela resides in the great state of Pennsylvania. She begins her CPA Exam journey with the perspective of a Masters in Accountancy and a new job as a Tax Staff Accountant with a top 100 accounting firm. She's beginning with FAR and we know she'll go far!

Follow Daniela on Twitter at @DanielaWallroff!

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