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. It turns out that it was the perfect word. After failing over and over again, I was able to pick myself up, hunker down, and pass these exams. It was a lot of work for those three extra letters after my name, but it was worth it.

Of course, now I have to do a lot of paper work that needs to be signed by certain people and notarized, but within 6-8 weeks I will have my certification. I am the Certified Princess Accountant.

These are signs that I asked my best friend to make me. They came in the mail yesterday, and they will eventually be on the walls in my home office. The first one is from a Walt Disney quote, but the design is all Meet the Robinsons (one of the more underrated Disney moves ever). The other is a line from the Josh Groban song “Granted.” Both of these quotes are very dear to me and I believe they have a clear message that really helped me this year.

If you are struggling at your goals, keep at it. One day you will get there. Hard work and perseverance will get you there.

Now, I’m going to celebrate and make my husband take me out for that steak dinner he owes me for passing!

Nervous

FAR scores come out on Tuesday. While I feel like I did okay considering the events that were happening outside of my control, I really cannot say I am confident. This is the test that has kicked my butt every time- never scoring more than a 60 when a 75 is needed all three times.

And even if I don’t pass, I would feel good about it if I got a score at least close to 70. I am prepared to start studying immediately next week, whether it be for FAR again or for REG. Which makes this weekend my last study free one for the rest of the year.

It’s fun waiting for score releases. I will probably post a very brief announcement on my Facebook page before there is any word here, so if you want to follow along like it here:

https://www.facebook.com/AccountantDreams/

For all you accountants also waiting for scores: good luck! I hope the results are good.