CPA Exam Blogger Daniela: AUD Exam & Life’s Unexpected Turns

CPA Exam Blogger, Daniela, resides in the great state of Pennsylvania. She begins her CPA Exam journey with the perspective of a Masters in Accountancy. Daniela’s first exam was FAR, and she passed with flying colors on her first try. She recently sat for her AUD Exam and currently awaits the results. Follow her journey with us!

A lot has happened since I last wrote.  I took AUD as planned but just a few days before I took my exam I was let go from my job.  I was beyond shocked.  I still am in shock.  I uprooted my whole life and moved to Pittsburgh for this dream job.  I would love to tell you that I was laid off and it was due to no fault of my own but that would be a lie.  I guess not all of us are cut out for tax.  I never wanted to be a tax accountant but when the opportunity presented itself I could not pass it up.  In fact, studying for Auditing and Attestation reminded me of why I fell in love with accounting in the first place.  I wish I would have had a chance to transfer to the Audit side of my firm.

I am not sure of what the future holds for me right now but I know that I want to finish the CPA exam.  Despite the situation, I still have some hope that I did well on AUD.  If I pass, I will be halfway done and I will try to finish up the CPA Exam before the end of summer.

I also want to thank the Roger CPA Review staff.  They have been so understanding and have given me such great words of encouragement: [Losing a job] its similar to the CPA Exam in that sometimes the unexpected happens and you need to retake a test. Its obviously not the situation you had hoped for, but as long as you pull yourself up by your boot straps, you WILL prevail.  I truly appreciate it.  

I would also appreciate any advice that my fellow CPA Exam candidates have on finding a job or updating my resume.  Should one mention CPA sections passed on a resume or in the cover letter?

Hopefully this time next week I will have some good news about AUD.  Im keeping my fingers crossed.

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