Hello, my name is Stephanie, and I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley) and the publisher of several accounting professional exam prep sites.
After a few years in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, I went to work for my client in their Finance Department specializing in internal corporate finance. It was apparent that all senior guys in the department have a CPA qualification, and I figured I better get mine some day, soon. I went ahead to register and study for the CPA exam diligently every weekend and got the CPA certificate within 9 months.
Having said that, it has never been my intention to work as a certified “public” accountant. After 5 years in the internal corporate finance I went to work as Director of strategic planning in a global bank. I am currently running my own series of accounting and finance career websites on exam preparation, resume preparation and job hunting.
Hello, I am Meghan D., and I live in the United States. My father worked in finance and my mother owned a series of home-cooking restaurants in the midwest. I’ve lived in the midwest US my whole life, although I have traveled all over – from Europe to China, and many places in between! I even interned as a member of a tax services team in the Middle East. I currently work for a big 4 accounting firm in the advisory department. My goal is to get promoted to manager by this time next year!
I took and passed the CPA Exam in 2014. I studied hard and passed my exams before I began working in public accounting, but I kept traveling while I was studying. It is possible to have a life and still study for the CPA Exam! Like Stephanie, I look forward to writing about my experiences, helping you learn about all the different accounting exams, and giving you advice that has worked for me and my colleagues.
This site is an extension of the CPA, CMA and CIA sites that we have been running, due to readers’ strong demands on Enrolled Agent exam information. You can start by checking out the frequently asked question page.
Together, Meghan and Stephanie have published many sites, like I Pass the CPA Exam, I Pass the CMA Exam, I Pass the CIA Exam, and I Pass Finance Exams. If you have interests in earning multiple accounting designations, I hope you’ll check out my other sites!
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