The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have brought the whole world to a screeching halt or at least slowed it down. Maybe it slowed down your CPA Exam plans too. We get it, things have been canceled and rescheduled more times than we can count. But in times like these, flexibility and perseverance are key. The world may have slowed down, but your CPA plans don’t have to. Here are five reasons why now is not the time to procrastinate taking the CPA Exam.
1. Get Your Firm Bonus Faster
If you’ve already entered the professional world, or if you’re planning to soon, you know that many firms offer bonuses to employees who pass their CPA Exam (some up to $5,000). For many firms, however, there’s a timeframe for these bonuses – most want you to finish within a year, so they offer more incentive if you finish sooner. In times like these, we could all use a bonus. Don’t let the inconveniences of the pandemic keep you from getting yours.
2. Increase Your Salary
CPAs make an average of 5% to 10% more than non-CPAs. The sooner you earn your license, the sooner your salary will reflect it. Whether you’re paying off school loans, saving up for a house, or could just use a little extra spending money, a raise like that can make a huge difference. If you haven’t started your career yet, this still applies to you, but instead of starting at a lower salary, you’ll start higher right off the bat.
3. The Longer You Wait the Harder It Gets
Life only gets busier as you get older. Job, family, and work responsibilities continue to grow more complex and time-consuming. Not to mention that what you learned in college or any studying you’ve already done in accounting will start to fade the longer you go without reviewing it. The sooner you take your CPA Exam, the sooner you can begin to embrace the changes life brings without the stress of daily study sessions or looming exams.
4. You Have Your Own Personal CPA Exam Coach
Taking on a long term commitment like the CPA Exam is so much easier with your own personal trainer. With UWorld Roger CPA Review, you have a personalized study coach with SmartPath Predictive Technology. SmartPath uses real-world data from successful CPA Exam Candidates to give you a plan with everything you need and less of what you don’t. Backed by a 94% pass rate, SmartPath is proven to help you conquer the CPA Exam with confidence.
5. Work Today and Enjoy Tomorrow
It all comes down to whether you want to work today or put in the work someday in the future. In theory, it’s all same no matter when you do it. But in reality, putting it off for another day just makes it more difficult, adds stress to your daily life, and even decreases your chances of ever actually following through with your goals. Put in the work today so that you can enjoy tomorrow more. Trust us, it’s worth it.