Are you an accounting student who is thinking about taking the CPA exam?
 

Are you an accounting student who is thinking about taking the CPA exam?

Are you an accounting student who is thinking about taking the CPA exam? Maybe you’ve already graduated and decided to become a CPA, but do you know what it takes to add those three letters to the end of your name?  My name is Lauren Pecor, and my goal in contributing to this CPA blog is to guide you through the CPA exam journey by way of my personal experiences.

So who am I? I’m currently a Senior Accountant at Aronson LLC, a mid-sized regional public accounting firm in the DC metro area. Before starting my career at Aronson in January 2013, I attended The Pennsylvania State University, where I completed a B.S. in Accounting, a minor in International Business, and 150 credits by December 2012. I completed the 150 credits in 4.5 years, and, yes, I started work 16 days after I graduated college. Somehow Christmas, New Years, and the move from Pittsburgh to DC fit in those two weeks.  I think it goes without saying that I left myself no time to study for the CPA exam before starting work.

What about now? I’m currently in the process of taking the CPA exam. Although I would highly recommend taking as many parts as possible before starting your full-time job, I hope that by the end of this CPA adventure I can say I worked as a full-time auditor while working to obtain those three special letters at the end of my name. I’ve passed AUD (Audit), taken REG (Regulation) pending my score, and am currently studying for BEC (Business Environment and Concepts). I hope to schedule the BEC exam for the end of November, just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving, worry-free.To sum it up: I’m an experienced auditor on the road to becoming a Certified Public Accountant, and I’m here to {hopefully} help you through your CPA exam journey. Let’s do this!

Contact this Author: < Lauren Pecor > lpecor@aronsonllc.com