November 2013 Student of the Month: Douglas Richter

Student of the Month, Douglas Richter

Douglas is November’s Student of the Month because not only has he successfully passed two parts of the CPA exam, but he’s also a father AND husband! We can imagine how busy he must be, but he still made time for his professional goals and succeeded. If he can do it, you can too!

Student:  Douglas Richter

Exam Sections Passed:  AUD, BEC

Why did you take Roger CPA Review?

I took Roger CPA Review because I’m tired of typical lectures. I’ll be honest, I’m a non-traditional student. I’m currently a 36 year-old who went back to school after 10+ years of private sector work. I wanted to be a CPA, and that demands a lot from anyone with commitment. I happen to be married with children with little time to spare. I decided it was worth it, and it is every bit of what I imagined!

How did you hear about our review course?

Youtube! I’ve tried every review on the market including Yaeger, CPAExcel, the expensive Becker, and all the “free-bees” out there. Roger is the course that allows a tired father the ability to stay awake at 2 AM and keep studying.

What was your favorite aspect of the course?

Roger without a doubt. The course outline and review books are fantastic, but the personality and teaching of Roger Philipp is the bonus that no other course provides.

How has passing the exam affected your personal and professional life?

Confidence, in all areas! I feel like I have the ability to hold a conversation with a tax or audit partner about detailed topics and I have more time with my family. The CPA exam demands emotional, intellectual, and physical capacity; which is running thin in my life. Roger CPA has given me a mix of humor, inspiration, and the energy to tackle every aspect of it.

What piece of advice do you have for other CPA Exam candidates?

If you are under 36, passionate about accounting and all the options within the profession, and choose to give up, I pity the fool who led you into that belief.

Anything else you would like to share?

Favorite quote?

"The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent." - John Maynard Keynes

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