Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Am Not a CPA

Unfortunately, I did not pass BEC. Not only does this mean that I have to re-take it, but it also means I am not a CPA (I would have been had I passed BEC) and even worse, I lost my FAR credit.

It has taken me a couple of days to write about this. I was really upset when I found out Thursday night. I didn't want to look at anything regarding the CPA exam – no blogs, no forums, no review books.

It hurts twice as much to learn you have to re-take two parts because you failed one. This is reminiscent of when a little girl riding her bicycle hits a raised chunk of sidewalk and goes flying off her bike, landing on the hard cement. But this time, not only does she scrape and bruise her knee and elbow so bad she can barely get up, but the doll she had in the bike basket is now sitting in the gutter. There is no saving the doll from the dirty water and anti-freeze mixture. So now this child has to limp home with a scratched up bicycle and no doll. The scars have faded, although I still see a trace of the one on my elbow.

It hurts but I have to move on and not dwell on this setback. I have to pick myself up after failing BEC and losing FAR. I signed up to re-take BEC at the end of August and I studied for an hour tonight. Slowly, I will get there. I just have to watch out for those raised sidewalks.

20 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your failing BEC score and losing FAR, that's awful. But, I do know how you feel in the realm of failing these exams. I have failed audit 4 times and FAR twice. I took Reg last month and I'm sure I failed that too as I left the testing center a wreck. I'm now studying for BEC like you!! Hang in there, you will get your CPA, one day at a time!! :)

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  2. keep going... don't give up. i'm in your position but reverse... lose BEC if I don't pass FAR. i have no plans on giving up and neither should you.

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  3. :((( I am so sorry to hear that...I found out i failed on audit with 68 second time and it hurt so much..First I acted like it is OK and then later on as the day went by I got really frustrated with myself with the whole thing and i went into shower and cried, cried, cried...Now i feel better ready to study again..I just want to say i feel your pain.Dont give up!

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  4. Dear Cooking Accountant,

    My name is Susan Vick and I am the Managing Director of an international private equity firm in Houston, Texas. I am sorry to learn of your test - it is a tough exam and it happens to the best minds. Our private equity firm has a need for a Controller/CPA to join our dynamic team to both assist with firm in a Controller Capacity and also to work closely with one of our portfolio companies in Greece. Therefore, fluency in Greek is a must. Would you be interested in learning more??

    Please contact me at susan@aainvestmetns.com.

    Wishing you great success next round - now you know what to expect!

    :)

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  5. Thanks Shannon! :) Hopefully, you passed REG. Good luck studying for BEC! I am about to open my book in a few minutes to study.

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  6. Thanks for the kind words Meredith! Hope you pass FAR!

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  7. Thanks Chicky! That's exactly how I felt. I will keep trying though. Thank you!

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  8. You need to correct that headline to :

    "I am not a CPA yet."

    It will come and you are going to rock the profession even more than you are now. Hang in there kid, or go to Greece. That sounds pretty good to me.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us even though this one turned out to be a bad one. I just graduated and am not looking forward to taking these exams. :)

    If you have a second could you email me at byuwadd(at)gmail(dot)com. I have some questions about the CPA exams as well as your blog. Thanks!

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  10. Did you start studying again?? What is your current game plan? Let us know!

    http://www.nomore74.com/

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  11. Hi Dee,

    Thanks so much for mentioning me on your blog!

    I am waiting for my BEC score. Who knows how this one went :(

    I purchased CPA Review materials and will start studying for FAR today. I am taking it in November.

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  12. I realize I am a little late, but I want say that that is horrible! I cannot imagine what it would feel to lose credit of a previously passed exam! :'( What is your current update? Did you pass one of the 2 already? Or waiting on both scores?

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  13. Cooking accountant, what is your status?? What are u up to these days? I remember you are taking far in nov, right?

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  14. I love your blog and find your story very inspiring. Don't give up. I am sure it will all be worth it in the end!

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  15. OK, it's been many, MANY months since you last posted. What's going on? Did you give up? Did you forget your admin password?

    We want to know what you've decided to do!

    And I'm sure any one of us will help you out if you need it.

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  16. http://goingconcern.com/2011/02/cpa-exam-candidate-bloggers-theyre-everywhere/

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