When one becomes a Certified Public Accountant there seems to be an air about them. They come into the test a small, meek, staff accountant and leave a small, stressed out, but much better paid staff accountant. Surely if you’ve been in the profession of accounting for a while, you’ve probably gotten asked “oh so are you a CPA?” after disclosing that you’re an accountant. And unfortunately after you answer “Uh no, I haven’t gotten around to that yet”, you immediately get discounted as something akin to a book keeper or an AP/AR clerk (no disrespect to either of those positions by the way).
So, once you get sick of explaining of why you’re not a C.P.A. and the allure of a upper middle class salary becomes the mission. You decide to finally get your license. But then you ask yourself “which study material is the right one for me”. Luckily for you there are a great selection of study prep materials in order to carry you across the finish line.
For the BIG-4 employee, Becker is the right choice for you. Boasting a myriad of study aids/tools/etc., and other people to bounce study idea off of. Becker excels at everything besides the price tag, but being that to my knowledge all BIG-4 firms will pay for Becker it is the go to for the Big-4 accountant looking to make manager.
For the ADHD riddled folks (like me), Roger CPA review is your go to. The main reason is because, Peter Olinto memes aside, Roger is the most entertaining teacher I have ever come across. The man makes learning about, what is probably the driest subject on Earth, actually fun to learn (or at least listen to).
For the folks who like failing the exam and taking it again a bunch of times,(again like myself) Wiley CPA review is your go to. It boasts a modest price tag and the partner till you pass program. Which means they will stick with your mediocre study skills until you manage to cobble four 75’s in a row.
For the cheap people, Ninja CPA review is your go to. Now Ninja is a fine study method and to the best of my knowledge is probably one of the cheapest as well. Making it good for a future CPA, on a budget.
In conclusion these were only a handful of the CPA prep courses that are out there. Remember, if you study, you will pass. Also keep in mind that you could have the best CPA prep course in the world but if you’re not able to do the work required. Then you will not pass and will have to still explain why you’re not a Certified Public Accountant yet.