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Elena Tercero  // Posts published by Elena Tercero

01 Jun Posted by in CPA, Study material | Comments

Regulation Exam

Regulation Exam

The regulation exam tests the candidate on personal tax, corporate tax, business law, just to name a few of the topics.  To view a detailed content specification outline of the exam visit the AICPA website.  I took this section of the exam for the first time on February 12, 2011.  I scored a 72, so close […]

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03 May Posted by in CPA | Comments

CPA Timeline

CPA Timeline

What can a person do in eighteen months?  Graduate with a Master’s Degree, yes; pass the CPA exam, that is the goal! I began to study for the CPA exam in 2009, passed the Business section of the exam in November 2009 and the clock began to tick.  18 months from the first passing score, […]

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31 Mar Posted by in CPA, My story | Comments

My journey to be a CPA

My journey to be a CPA

I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of New Mexico in 2002. In 2007 I decided I wanted to go back to school and get my Master’s Degree.  This was the way I thought I could prep myself mentally to get into the CPA study mode.  […]

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31 Mar Posted by in My story | Comments

Why I choose to be a CPA

Why I choose to be a CPA

Many people ask me, why do you want to become a CPA?  My first experience with anything accounting related was in 7th grade.  My 7th grade math teacher had a part time job during tax season preparing taxes.  So as one of our in class assignments we learned how to prepare a 1040EZ.  11 year […]

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