Dreams Come True

Okay, so I know that it was been WAY too long since I have written anything, so let's do a quick life update: I survived one of the worst tax seasons ever (thank you new tax laws that no one really understands yet).We went to Disney! It was a blast. I even got to experience…

There’s a light…

At the end of the tax season tunnel. While Friday is business return deadline and everyone is stressed, we have just over a month until freedom. And for me, that freedom means actual weekends and Disney World. Things have gotten to a slightly more manageable than they were. I'm settling into this senior role with…

Long Time, No Write

Hello everyone! I know I haven't said much at all this year (I'm not counting my birthday announcement. That was like five words), but it's officially half-way through tax season. I figured it was past time to check in. This season is kicking my butt. The new tax laws are tough to figure out, and…

I’m Still Here!

We are a week and a half away from the first deadline of tax season. By January first, all W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, etc must be prepped, mailed out, and filed. As such, I have been super busy. I have averaged about 53 hours a week the past three weeks, and I am in a constant…

Certified Princess Accountant

Three years. Four sections. 15 attempts. One C.P.A. I did it. I finally passed all four sections you guys. I am so relieved to never have to study or take another test again (unless I want to get another certification). I get to have a life and hobbies! My word of the year was perseverance.…

Post-Test Reflection

I have no stinkin' clue on how I did. There were quite a few things on the exam that were not in my review course, so I had to answer those as best as I could. Some of it was super easy. A few things could go either way. All I know is I will…

Fingers Are Crossed

Tomorrow I take REG! If (when) I pass I will be able to FINALLY apply for my CPA license. I'm taking it easy tonight. Might look over a few notes, but I don't want to cram and tire out my brain. The test isn't until noon, so I will sleep in a little bit and…

The Final Countdown

I take REG on Friday. My last section of the CPA exam. I won't find out my score until Dec. 11, so I am really hoping Santa will grant my Christmas wish and make me a CPA. Mostly because I don't want to study anymore, but also because those letters come with more opportunity and…

Out of Vacation and Into the Fire

I got chosen as fire warden for the office, so that "into the fire" bit of the title made me laugh and I am not ashamed of that. I find myself to be hilarious. The cruise was AMAZING. We were on Brilliance of the Seas sailing out of Tampa. The weather was beautiful, the food…

Tips to Surviving Tax Season

Being in the thrall of extended deadline season aka "mini tax season" has gotten me thinking about the coming tax season. I know this is something no one wants to think about. But, I also know there are going to be a lot of new accountants out there where this is going to be a…