Whoops, looks like I'm two weeks late to the party! Nonetheless, I am proud to say that on Sept 10th I found out that I passed AUD and am officially done with the CPA. At the beginning of the process I had a goal of passing all four parts before starting with Deloitte and while this goal was accomplished it certainly came with its trials and tribulations.
The CPA exam is difficult and it should be. Though the path towards CPA licensure is arduous, it provides the profession with a level of credibility supported by its core attributes; Integrity, Competence, Professionalism, and Diligence.
I believe the exam's difficulty stems from the studying time requirement rather than the density of the material. The concepts detailed in the exam materials can be mastered with adequate time. In my opinion, the exam tests your perseverance more than your test taking ability. Hopefully this provides some solace to those who have endured moments of struggle along the way. Remember you are far from alone.
I want to thank all of those at the society and those close to me who have supported me along the way. It has been a blast writing for the blog and I hope I provided some of you with some insight into the exam. Let me leave you with my favorite accounting Youtube video. Everyone in the accounting profession should watch this Monty Python skit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMOmB1q8W4Y
Thanks for everything!