Alison's story is a testament to the importance of focused discipline when preparing for the CPA Exam. She followed the Roger CPA Review plan, and passed all four parts! We are very proud of her strong commitment to passing the CPA Exam, and all her successes!
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I chose Roger because he had something that other courses seemed to lack high energy, genuine humor, and the ability to keep your attention at all times. His enthusiasm for the material makes you believe that you too can understand it and pass.
How did you hear about our review course? Quite honestly, I googled CPA Review Courses, and I am so glad I did. The fact that I was able to preview his video segments really affirmed my belief that this was the course that was going to help me pass.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? Roger's capacity to break the course down into specific informational segments. Audit was my toughest course by far in college, and I had the ability to review the videos as many times as I needed to pass it. The accompanying notes explained TIPPICANOE so easily, that I got an 83 on my first attempt!
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life? I work as a staff accountant for a company called X-spine. Because our company is small, my duties cover a wide range of accounting functions including month-end, financial reporting, financial analysis, cost accounting, audit, and tax. Coverage of all these aspects in both the course and on the CPA Exam has helped me improve my position and work towards becoming a more well-rounded individual. The celebrating with your friends after passing is worth it alone! :)
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Review your notes EVERY single day. This may sound silly, but I covered my bedroom walls with hand-written posters identifying key information points and mnemonics from Roger. The repetition and daily reviews helped me pass: FAR 77, AUD 83, BEC 87, REG 87 (in that order). I could not have done this well with another course!
Favorite Quote? Not even analysis, by itself, can transform you. You must still do the changing yourself. Natalie Wood
Anything else you'd like to share? This is a test of discipline! If you put in the hours, you WILL pass.
Garmeon is a true Roger Rockstar. In addition to being an outstanding Campus Rep for Roger CPA Review, Garmeon also managed to successfully balance an 18-unit course load in his Master's Program at USC, working at PwC, and passing FAR-all in one semester!
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I am a Roger CPA Review Campus Representative on the USC campus and truly believe in the brand I represent. Within the Leventhal Graduate School of Accounting, peers associate me with Roger CPA without blatant marketing because my success in passing the exams speaks volumes about the quality of the Roger CPA Review Course.
How did you hear about our review course?: I initially heard about Roger CPA Review when I was first stepped into the world of accounting as a non-traditional student with an undergraduate background in biotechnology. About two years ago, I started taking introductory accounting courses and eventually got involved on-campus with Accounting Society. It was there that I got to meet Roger. His speech intrigued and invigorated my commitment to passing the CPA exam.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) My favorite aspect of the course is Roger's mnemonics and endless enthusiasm. As compared to some other courses' mnemonics that don't stick, Roger's DENT(R) for Other Comprehensive Income accounts are still in my head (effective portion of Derivative cash flow hedges, Excess changes in PBO/FVPA, Net unrealized gains/losses of available-for-sale securities, foreign currency Translation adjustments). That knowledge is still very applicable to the coursework I have to deal with in my accounting courses, post-exam.
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life?: My proudest accomplishment this semester is passing the FAR portion of the CPA exam while having to balance an eighteen-unit graduate course load. My vow to pass all four parts of the CPA exams before starting my career in public accounting perpetually motivates me to spend as much time as possible learning the material. The $5,000 bonus that my firm offers to pass the exam helps, too. Fortunately, I have a very strong support network of family and friends who understand my desire to succeed. Thus far, I've been able to appropriately manage my time between studying and spending time doing other things.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Be relentless in your studies with the mindset that it'll benefit you in the long-run, instead of going with the attitude that you'll study the bare minimum to pass with a 75.
Favorite Quote? Keep calm and fight on!
Anything else you'd like to share?: I am always happy to share with anyone my journey in accounting as well as any other questions they may have in regards to the CPA exam, public accounting, etc.
As a non-native speaker, Benson used Roger CPA Review to successfully pass all four parts of the CPA Exam within two testing windows and with flying colors!
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I decided to choose Roger CPA Review because they are offering a very attractive price range. I was skeptical at first because everyone was ONLY talking about B brand, but I am glad that I made the right decision. I do not have any kind of sponsorship, so I have to pay for every penny. Roger is good enough to lead a NON-native speaker passed all 4 parts on first try within two testing windows result in a very comparative score. FAR 85, AUD 86, REG 87(Thanks ROG for the mysterious sequence), BEC 76.
How did you hear about our review course?: I heard about Roger CPA Review Course 2 years ago back at a technical presentation. This guy (ROG) definitely got a sense of humor which I have never seen from any professor in school (Song of Capital Lease TT, BPO, 75 or 90? remember this everyone?) That's the reason I still recommend him 2 years afterward.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) Definitely, he is able to breakdown tough topics into pieces + easy readable language. I was very impressed with his energetic teaching style, you never fall asleep once during his lecture time and you will learn. I was motivated by his intensive and unique teaching style. "Repetition is the only key." Quoted by Roger.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Before you apply or decide to go for the exams, you have to definitely commit yourself and convince yourself that you will be responsible and accept whatever life is for the next 6 or 9 or 12 months. A strong determination will lead you towards the end and Roger is always by your side 7 days 24 hours (Online course of course). It's not a matter of what review course you take if you are not willing to do the work. But Roger course is definitely a MUST buy.
Favorite Quote? If you study, you will pass! Quoted by Roger's son @ Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdUtanoaLOM
Anything else you'd like to share?: Lastly, I would like to say "Thank YOU for everything, Mr. Philipp." I will definitely going to miss your video and the unique humor only you provided. YOU ARE AWESOME!
With all four parts behind her and a positive attitude to boot, Jessica embodies the Roger Spirit. She was drawn to Roger's energy and enthusiasm, just as we were drawn to her! She is currently awaiting her license to arrive in the mail.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? The sample courses were so appealing! The humor and energy were addictive, and kept me motivated.
How did you hear about our review course?: I researched several different courses and compared them. I found Roger CPA Review to be the most appealing, and very reasonably priced for all that you receive.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) HUMOR AND ENERGY! I can't say that enough! I actually did laugh out loud several times. Sometimes my husband would come check to make sure I was still studying ;-)
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life? I am more confident and I look forward to continuing my career as a licensed professional.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Don't give up! Listen to Roger, he is crazy accurate!
Favorite Quote? My favorite part was the sneezes ;-) then a close second would probably be: TT, BPO, 75 or 90 along with the sick dance moves!
Anything else you'd like to share?: I LOVE THIS COURSE! We nerds can be funny too! ;-)
Neil Freebairn is a true Roger rockstar. He fully seized the opportunity to study for the CPA Exam before his new job began, and passed each part in the high 90's. Check out his inspirational advice below!
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? My firm ordered the materials for me, so I didn't have much choice in the matter, but I also met Roger on campus. I was impressed with his enthusiasm, and I'm glad my firm chose Roger CPA Review for me.
How did you hear about our review course?: I heard about Roger CPA Review through fliers on campus, BAP presentations, and my firm.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) My favorite aspect of the course was definitely Roger. Everything I did to prepare for the exams was helpful, but Roger taught the material in a way that made it easy to understand and even easier to sit through. I had studied quite a bit of the material in school, but Roger summed up 4 years of accounting classes in 130 hours, made it easier to understand, and made it fun.
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life? Passing the exam before starting my new job has been a tremendous help. I studied for 5+ hours a day, 6 days a week, for about 4 months, but that pales in comparison with the stress my coworkers are facing now as they try to juggle work, family and social life, and the CPA exam. Now I can spend time with my wife and 11-month-old daughter after work, and breathe easier knowing a major roadblock is behind me. Thanks, Roger!
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? If you have the opportunity, study as much as you can before you begin working. If you don't have that chance, just keep plowing on. It will feel so good when you finally reach the end!
Favorite Quote? 74 or below? You didn't pass. Have a drink. Have a smoke. Have a needle. (I think this was in the introduction to the whole course). I don't drink or smoke (or use drugs), but this quote caught me by such surprise, I had to rewind it and show my wife.
Anything else you'd like to share?: FAR-95 BEC-96 REG-92 AUD-99 I would not have scored so well without your help, Roger. Thanks so much! I love your product!
After conquering all four parts of the CPA Exam, Winnie reflects on her success and attributes much of it to Roger's sense of humor. While trudging away on graduate school, Winnie claims: To my knowledge, I was the only person in my master's to use Roger CPA Review. Undoubtedly, I had more fun studying than they did!
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I took Roger CPA Review because Roger's sense of humor closely mirrors mine. I figured this would make the hours spent studying on top of graduate school much more enjoyable and my expectations were exceeded. To my knowledge, I was the only person in my master's to use Roger CPA Review. Undoubtedly, I had more fun studying than they did!
How did you hear about our review course?: I signed up for the email list and watched a special one hour session of Roger teaching one of the AUD classes. His mnemonic TIPPICANOE just made things so simple for me to understand before I even took auditing in undergrad. I knew I had to take his review course.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) My favorite aspect of the course was Roger himself, hands down. I had a minimal amount of social interaction aside from the time spent in class, but I found that I actually looked forward to watching the lectures. This made me work the homework much faster the lectures were my reward. I even talked to some of my friends and my parents about some of the funny things he said.
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life? Passing the exams during graduate school (I spent January-July studying and taking all four sections) allowed me to enjoy all of the summer before I started working as an associate. A number of my coworkers are now studying for the exam and working...I don't envy their situation at all. It has truly been a weight off my shoulders and I am really looking forward to my bonus!
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? My dad told me to overestimate how long I expected each section to take. I didn't understand until I found myself panicking before my first section (FAR). He was absolutely correct since I was unable to stick to my schedule the entire time I studied. Having this cushion reduced a little bit of the stress I was under. Also, you will never really feel ready for the exam. If you put in the hours like you were supposed to, go on and take the exam. I wanted to postpone AUD like I did REG, and it ended up being my highest score.
Favorite Quote? Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. -Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Anything else you'd like to share?: I am so grateful to my family and friends for pushing me. I wanted to give up repeatedly but no one would allow me to let myself down like that. It is really because of them that I got through the CPA Exam with only a few gray hairs.
Sophia has passed three parts and is currently preparing to tackle FAR. She is an active member on Roger CPA Review's Facebook page, and inspires fellow CPA Exam candidates with her motivational study tips and inspirational commitment to completing her goal.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? Roger's quick wit and enthusiasm! I found myself laughing through all of his videos on Youtube.
How did you hear about our review course? From a classmate. I didn't put too much thought into it at the time as almost all of my accounting buddies were using Becker, so I used that instead. When I still hadn't passed a part, I looked into Roger CPA Review this year....and everyone, I have been missing out this whole time!
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) The bite-sized lectures, Homework Help Center, and the online Facebook community. It's good to know we're all in this together.
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life? I can finally see the end of the road after 3 years! After finding out my REG score recently, I now have 3 sections under my belt.....so FAR better watch out! Passing the exam will open up many career opportunities for me, as a lot of positions I've looked into require or recommend having a CPA license. Personally, I look forward to getting in touch with my inner gamer (of the Angry Birds variety) and inner chef. Whenever I've taken a break from studying, I would always run to the TV to see what was cooking on the Food Network, and I can't wait to finally learn to prepare those yummy dishes!
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? It's a study marathon. Make time for the exam, no matter what you're doing, but make sure to plan in some break time every now and then.
Favorite Quote? "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
Anything else you'd like to share?: It is not an overused phrase: passing the CPA exam IS worth it!
JoMarie has fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a CPA after studying with Roger CPA Review. Balancing married life, two wonderful daughters, and working full-time with her CPA studies is no easy feat, but JoMarie managed it all and was offered to become partner of her CPA firm soon after passing all four parts. Way to go, JoMarie!
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I was given the greatest opportunity from another71.com and Roger CPA Review to try the FAR course. So I said "Why not?".
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) Roger's energy and jokes he tells in his lectures. I've taken another review course in the past and it actually bored me. When I started watching Roger's lectures, I started feeling like I felt when I started college. Excited about accounting!!
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life?: Well after 12 years working for a small CPA firm, I was offered to become partner. Given the opportunity of a lifetime!!!
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Never quit. Never give up. I started sitting for this exam back in 2002. On and off the first few years. Then in May of 2008 I said I wasn't giving up until I became a CPA. So after 10 years of studying and hard work I can finally say I've passed all parts of the CPA exam and awaiting on my license.
Favorite Quote? Studying is a temporary sacrifice for a successful future.
Anything else you'd like to share?: My lifelong dream was to become a CPA and own my own CPA firm. Well after many, many years of hard work, it's finally going to pay off. If I can do this with being married, raising two daughters, and working fulltime, you can do it!! If you put your mind to it, you can do anything you want to!!!!
Philip is truly an exceptional student at Roger CPA Review. A strong work ethic combined with a deep rooted belief in Roger's motto, "If you study, you will pass," have helped Philip find success early in his journey towards becoming a CPA. He just passed FAR on his first try and consistently inspires others with his unwavering persistence and dedication to passing the CPA Exam.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I was looking for a review course that would maximize my study time and perfectly augment my learning style. I tried demos of all of the other review courses and found that Roger's course was the perfect match. I remember one night, I was going thru a demo of the one of the courses, and my wife said, "Seriously – Roger was way better than that." And he is.
How did you hear about our review course? I spent about three months looking for the right course, talking with friends, old professors and CPAs. I came across Roger CPA Review listed on ipasscpaexam.com and started the journey that led to passing FAR on my first go around.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) Roger's course is perfectly well rounded. The videos are fantastic. They use the good old school version of lectures using a white board. The books do not read like a dictionary and provide the most essential information. The homework books reinforce the lectures and readings, while the software provides great simulated environments of the actual exam.
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life?: I still have three exams to go, but there has been a difference in the way I'm treated at work. Passing FAR on my first try has sent a clear message about the quality of Roger CPA Review.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? I started losing hope half way thru. I gave up my entire summer to study. I missed several outings with my wife and 3 year old daughter. But, when I found myself at a low point, I looked at a message I wrote on my refrigerator. It read, "Philip Salerno, CPA". I remembered why I was doing this. I even went to Roger's Facebook for support and his staff and other students were great and lended the needed support when I most needed it. Roger even sent me a few messages cheering me on! My advice – Don't lose hope. This process is painful, sometimes almost unbearable, but if you keep studying, you will pass. I also motivated myself by telling myself that the next five minutes of study time could be the difference between a 74 and a 75, so finish strong.
Favorite Quote? IF YOU STUDY, YOU WILL PASS.
Anything else you'd like to share?: Do not lose hope. Study, study, study. If you study, you will pass.
Balancing life as a full–time employee, full–time Masters student, Matthew shows us the importance of dedication and perseverance in the CPA Exam study process. Matthew is an outstanding example of how following The Roger Method™ will bring you the results that you're working for–just by sticking with it!
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I watched the sample videos on the Roger CPA Review website and was very happy with Roger's energy and enthusiasm. Most other CPA Reviews are boring and monotonous, but Roger was able to use his personality to make boring material seem interesting!
How did you hear about our review course? Online search via google.com.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) The textbooks were fantastic, but Roger's videos were definitely the best aspect of the course for me.
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life?: Passing the CPA Exam has proven, once again, that hard work pays off. It wasn't easy having a full-time job and being a full-time masters student while taking the exams, but after passing all parts the feeling is quite rewarding.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? The best advice I can give to students just embarking on their CPA Exam journey are Rogers words, "It's a test of discipline. If you study, you will pass!" It was my objective, while studying for the test, to not move on to the next chapter until I felt I could master the current one. I found it best to read the material first, watch the videos second and then answer all multiple choice questions and simulation problems from the Wiley book. I did not allow myself to move on to the next subject until I correctly answered at least 80% of the questions I attempted. After completing all of the chapters in the book, I would once again go over all of the Wiley questions, hoping still to get at least 80% of the questions right. I supplemented all of this by using the Wiley software to get some practice questions in at work. Down-time and lunch time are great ways to get in some additional much needed practice. That is the key; PRACTICE!
Favorite Quote? TIPPICANOE. Auditing is not my subject and this mnemonic helped me more than anything else in the AUD exam.
For Megan, the solution to CPA Exam success was simple – Roger CPA Review. And now, a couple of months later, having passed her final section of the CPA Exam in May, Megan is already noticing new opportunities: "Not only has it opened more doors for me professionally, but my personal life has become my own again," she said.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I chose Roger CPA Review after seeing a YouTube video of Roger lecturing. The video clip ended and I turned to my friend and said, "I want to learn from him!" The competitive pricing and 86% pass rate made the choice quite simple.
How did you hear about our review course? I heard about Roger CPA Review online. I was reading reviews and looking for the right fit. When you know you are committing hundreds of hours to a goal, you want to make sure your method will be effective and as painless as possible!
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) IMy favorite aspect of the course was Roger's teaching style. I've often said, I would take any class he taught. I have to admit, the study planner tool was incredibly helpful and offered an extra element of motivation.
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life?: Passing the CPA exam helped me acquire my new job in public accounting. Not only has it opened more doors for me professionally, but my personal life has become my own again. I used to turn down social plans, telling friends and family that I had a date with Roger. Now, my boyfriend is quite pleased that he no longer has to compete with Roger for my time!
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? For those studying for the CPA exam, I have one word for you - COMMIT. Start by sitting down and creating a study planner. Once your realistic planner is created, you should schedule your exam and do whatever it takes to stick to that plan. My degree wasn't in Accounting, but the tips and resources provided by Roger CPA Review helped me pass all four parts on the first attempt! You can do this!
Favorite Quote? "And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." Nelson Mandela
Anything else you'd like to share?: I would like to acknowledge the staff at Roger CPA Review. Whether it be answering my message board questions or helping with technical issues, the caring, responsive staff helped make my CPA review experience as smooth as possible. It is clear that Roger hires staff who are just as dedicated to student success as he is! Thank you!
Bill conquered his first exam after international relocation and 8+ years out of the accounting industry thanks to Roger's enjoyable lectures and generous review course features.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I liked Roger's energetic approach to accounting. Also, Roger really seems to be genuine in his passion to help people pass the exam as I feel his course is the most generous out there.
How did you hear about our review course? I first found out about Roger on Youtube and I thought he was absolutely crazy. After studying with Roger through FAR, I still believe he's crazy, but if we had more accounting teachers like Roger, it would be a much more popular subject in college!
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) I really liked Roger's videos and his jokes during his lectures. Even my wife (with me in the picture) loves listening to Roger's lectures when I study!
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life?: Without Roger's help, I don't think I would have been able to transition so well back into the accounting field after so long.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Stick to it, keep studying and don't get discouraged. I really got discouraged during the final week before the test when I just couldn't get consistently good scores during my practice run. If you study hard, it will all come together on the day of the test.
Favorite Quote? "You don't have to be a genius. You need to know a little bit about a lot. The exam is not an IQ test. It is a test of discipline. If you study, you will pass." - Roger
Anything else you'd like to share?: I was able to pass the exam at a time when I had just moved back from Japan after living there for 5 years. I still had quite a bit of review to cover while trying to resume a somewhat normal life in the States and I lost about 2 solid weeks of review time a month before my test. Add to this the fact that I had been out of accounting for more than 8 years, and I would say this is a true testament to how good Roger's course is in educating and motivating students. I feel like the remaining exams aren't as intimidating now!
Amy proves that you can become a CPA at any point in your career. After 20+ years in the banking industry, Amy made the switch to pursue a CPA certificate and hasn't looked back since!
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I had passed both AUD and BEC using another review course, but going into REG I knew I needed extra help in Corporate Tax. I saw Roger's preview and was hooked. I liked it so much for REG that I also used it for FAR – and got 88s on both the first time.
How did you hear about our review course? I heard about the course through several CPA exam prep sites including another71.com and cpanet.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) Roger's humor and energetic teaching style really make the course stand out. Anyone who can make a tax topic both understandable and laugh-out-loud funny at 6am is truly gifted. Even complex topics were broken down into pieces that were easy to learn – and easy to remember on exam day.
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life?: Professionally, I use my accounting knowledge and skills every day. My job is to analyze large corporate financial statements to assess business and credit risk, and structure credits around those risks. Understanding the accounting rules and practices underlying those statements helps me do a much better job. I have also been able to serve as a resource to my colleagues across the company. Personally, it has been a sacrifice for me and for my husband and family, but they were great – and encouraged and supported me all the way. I hope to pick up seasonal side work, and also to do accounting work part time as a means to retire early.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Plan out your study schedule, discipline yourself to stick to it, and then practice practice practice! And then practice some more. If you're seeing MCQ's in your sleep, you're probably doing it right.
Favorite Quote? The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vince Lombardi
Anything else you'd like to share?: I really encourage others who are mid-career to seriously consider pursuing their CPA certificate. I started my CPA journey when I was 44, after 20+ years of experience in corporate and commercial banking. My degree is in finance, and the CPA certificate seemed a great skill enhancement as well as a way to diversify my resume – banking has not been the most steady industry the past few years. It took almost 3 years while working full–time to take the 15 semester hours and then take four parts of the exam, but it was worth it. I had already met the experience requirement, so my CPA license arrived in March. Finally getting to use those 'magic letters' feels great!
When her previous review course failed her, Katy found success after switching to Roger CPA Review. She understands the importance of finding a review course that keeps you entertained and confident as well as learning and retaining all the necessary information to pass the CPA Exam.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I wasn't passing AUD with the other review program I was using, and I was running out of time.
How did you hear about our review course? I searched out different review programs and read all the reviews, and Roger came very highly recommended by a few different CPA Review websites.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) Roger cracks me up!
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life?: I got my confidence back. My self-esteem has always been tied to my academic performance, and failing AUD three times was a huge blow to my ego. I was depressed and felt defeated. Passing this exam, FINALLY, validates all my hard work and shows me again that I CAN do anything, if only I have the right tools!
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Make your own flash cards from the materials in the lecture and book. ICORRIIA, CRIME, CHOPPER, anything like that, any major concepts, report formats - write them down and go through your cards every week to make sure you're remembering your material as you move through to the next lesson.
Jon is not your typical newly certified CPA. With an undergraduate degree in Journalism and minimal masters courses in accounting, and no academic experience with auditing, taxes, information systems, or advanced accounting, it appeared that the odds were against him. But he passed! Jon attributes passing all four parts of the CPA Exam on his first try solely to Roger's course.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? When I started preparing for the CPA exam I did not have a job lined up and therefore I did not have an employer willing to help me pay for a review course. I was looking for something that was affordable. I was able to take all four parts of the exam, Roger's course, and order all my transcripts for less than what I would have paid for Becker.
How did you hear about our review course? I was asking friends of mine who were already CPAs what course they took. My friend Mike told me that I should take Roger because he is very entertaining and good at making you remember the material.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) I really appreciated Roger's view of "study hard and you will pass," towards the Exam. I never thought I could pass all 4 of the tests, and I did. Roger's textbooks are also very concise and easy to read.
How has passing the exams impacted your personal and professional life?: I passed all four of the tests on the first try, which has given me a lot of bragging rights amongst other first years at my firm. I also passed all my tests within my first year of being at my firm so I am receiving a $5,000 bonus!
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? It is a roller coaster of frustration of not understanding the material, then suddenly understanding it after hours of practice...then back to frustration. You must be patient and keep studying, because all the hard work of studying will pay off. Also realize that you need to make time to put in the hours to study for the exam. I gave up going to the gym for 6 months, and would stay in on the weekends to study. Now that I have passed, I have time to go back to my old hobbies.
Favorite Quote? There are way too many moments that are amazing in the course to pick just one. I have had to pause and rewind my lectures several times because some of Roger's sayings are so hilarious.
Anything else you'd like to share?: I was a Journalism major in my undergrad, then a few years later went back to school and got my MBA. I took the minimum amount of accounting course work to qualify for the CPA exam. With that said, I never took any auditing, taxes, information systems, or advanced accounting courses. I was able to learn everything I needed to know for the test from Roger's teachings.
Megan knew it was time to find another review program when her previous course proved unsuccessful. Waking up at 4:30 every morning to study, she knew that she needed an instructor that would keep her awake during the long, grueling journey – that's why she turned to Roger CPA Review! Now, having passed two sections of the CPA Exam, Megan is eager to conquer the last two parts and begin her career as a CPA.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I (like a lot of people) tried Becker first because they were so popular. Without doing any research, I spent about $3,000 on their full course. After failing Audit with a 56, I decided to research my review program more. I knew I could pass the exam, but I needed a way to understand the material better – then I found Roger CPA Review!
How did you hear about our review course? I read a lot of the popular forums out there like CPANet and Another71 and relied on previous students' success stories. I also watched some sample videos and immediately thought: "This guy is hilarious and informative at the same time!"
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) Roger himself! I woke up every morning at 4:30 to study and looked forward to Roger's high-energy lectures. I literally would LOL sometimes at his jokes and stories (i.e. moonlighting as a bartender while working for Deloitte). He also has an uncanny way of taking the most boring topic and making it interesting and easy to learn.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Don't give up and don't get discouraged. I brought my AUD score up 26 points, which I attribute to Roger's lectures, mnemonics, intense note-taking, and countless MCQ's. Getting a 56 on Audit the first time was both embarrassing and shocking. But in hindsight I think it was exactly what I needed. I first was angry and disappointed after receiving my failing score but this turned into an intense motivation to pass! Everyone who has "CPA" behind their name has earned it and you will too - but you've got to be willing to work for it.
Favorite Quote? "The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. You can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price." -Vince Lombardi
Anything else you'd like to share?: Someone once told me the CPA exam is the hardest professional exam in existence. The journey is a long, arduous one, but will be worth it in the end. My mom told me before I went off to college, "We know you will succeed as failure is not in your vocabulary." My advice is to take the word "failure" out of your vocabulary entirely. It doesn't matter if you take each section 12 times or pass it on the first try. Your CPA certificate doesn't have grades - only your name with those precious little letters behind it!
The very picture of success, Eilon worked hard and passed all four parts of the CPA Exam. His advice? "To put everything in perspective." Whether that means scrapping plans with friends or waking up early on weekends, the CPA goal was one that Eilon knew was worth the sacrifices. Tune in below and get this Success Story's CPA Exam secrets.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? After listening to a demo video on youtube, I was sold. Roger has a rare and unique ability to make even the most difficult concepts seem easy. He is also extremely intelligent and very funny.
How did you hear about our review course? Browsing the internet, listening to demos, and word of mouth.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) Roger's lectures! Roger can make the impossible seem easy. He will make you smile, make you think, make you laugh, and, most importantly, help you get through the brutal CPA exams.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Study hard, take great notes, watch every lecture very carefully, and rewatch the ones on the most complex concepts. Make your own notecards to memorize important points, and do as many multiple choice problems as you can. Also, get a good night's rest the night before the exam.
Favorite Quote? "It ain't how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can GET hit and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" – Rocky
Anything else you'd like to share?: Passing the CPA exam is an accomplishment that will remain with you for the rest of your life. Put everything in perspective and you will succeed!
Stoney made the switch to Roger CPA Review after his previous review course put him to sleep. He credits Roger Philipp, CPA for providing clarity to previously abstract auditing concepts that were just too difficult to grasp before. He's so glad he finished the exam before he began working as a new hire at Rothstein Kass, and recommends that you "Get [the CPA Exam] done as quickly as possible and before you start working full time!"
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I failed AUD using Yaeger's review course, mostly because I couldn't stay awake during the lectures. I decided to take Roger's course because it seemed like a good change of pace in comparison to Yaeger's instructors.
How did you hear about our review course? Internet research and Accounting Elf's blog.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) AUD was the trickiest section for me. On my failing attempts, I tried to brute force memorize extremely abstract auditing concepts. I finally passed AUD because of Roger CPA Review. Roger's AUD lectures provided meaningful context to the abstract documents/transaction–cycles I had previously attempted to memorize. After finishing Roger's course, the auditing concepts no longer felt abstract. I had finally connected the dots. In short, Roger teaches audit in 2 languages: (1) audit–speak – the bland context blurring language used in the exam, and (2) real–talk – the everyday language that avoids wordiness and pretense, thereby keeping simple stuff simple, real, and on the level. Hearing the audit–speak helps you familiarize yourself with the specifically discriminate wordy–wordiness that the exam intentionally wordily–wordifies so nothing ever makes no sense, never, unfalse, which for yet the least of is not best answer is not true for the father precedes the son, but the egg. Roger's use of real talk to explain the [craziness] that is audit–speak, brings you back to reality, keeping your sanity in check.
What are you doing now after taking the CPA Exam?: I'm working as an audit new hire at Rothstein Kass.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Get it done as quickly as possible and before you start working full time!
Favorite Quote? "The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars, and in the middle, you see the blue center–light pop, and everybody goes ah . . ." – Kerouac
Anything else you'd like to share?: Roger gets to the point and doesn't waste time. He breaks down the wordy and confusing accounting standards into what accountants actually do in the real world, relating the abstract theory to actual practice. So thanks, Roger. Thank you for understanding that I grew up in a world of paperless/computerized transactions. Thank you for understanding that I lack audit work experience. Thank you for successfully teaching me auditing, tax, b-law etc..
Alejandra knew the importance of selecting a review course and instructor that would motivate her to get through the long, arduous CPA Exam journey: "Sometimes I forgot that I was studying for the CPA Exam because I was actually enjoying the class and laughing...that helped me survive this long process," she said.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I decided to go with Roger because he came to my school to give a presentation and I really liked his personality. He was so enthusiastic and dynamic that I knew he was exactly what I needed, someone to motivate me through this already painful process. I needed someone who was going to make me laugh once in a while and who knew how to teach well.
How did you hear about our review course? He came to give a presentation to my school and the accounting firm I decided to work for has a contract with him as well. My recruiter recommended me to use Roger and I trusted her judgment.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) The textbook was actually very useful because it wasn't written in a very complicated way. It is plain and simple. Also, I liked Roger's teaching style–like how we can follow his explanations while reading the textbook, and since he uses a whiteboard, you feel you are actually in a classroom taking a regular class. This material is very good for visual people. Sometimes I forgot that I was studying for the CPA Exam because I was actually enjoying the class and laughing...that helped me survive this long process.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Don't give up!!! you need to be strong enough to make certain sacrifices in order to put the time needed to prepare for each test. As Roger mentioned several times through his material, this is not an IQ test so you just need to put the time into it, practice tons, and study hard until the end. It's better to feel over prepared. Looking back, all of my sacrifices were totally worth it because now I can just enjoy my new job without that huge burden of having to balance both work and study. For those of you who are still debating whether you'll take it before you start your job, I'd totally suggest doing it before because it's such a big relief, and it's sooo rewarding as well!!!!
Favorite Quote?"Your future is as bright as your faith" by Thomas S. Monson
Anything else you'd like to share?: Tons of people pass the CPA Exam–so keep that in mind. If we did it, you can do it as well. Don't limit yourself, just discipline yourself to work as hard and consistently as you can and you should be fine! Good luck!
Having taken and retaken the CPA Exam 23 times since 2007, losing countless credits, and missing out on dozens of holidays and vacations, Matt, a beloved blogger on Another71, embodies the word commitment: "If I can pass the exam, anybody can pass the exam. It's all about staying the course, staying confident and being able to control the highs and lows," Matt claims.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? Over my journey I tried countless different review courses from Becker to Yaeger. I finally took Roger CPA Review because I needed a new set of review materials to allow me to finally pass this beast.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) Roger's motivation, high energy, knowledge about the subjects, and his examples made studying actually fun and made me want to watch the lectures and learn the material. I felt his study plan fit me as a working individual who only had limited time to prepare for exams. I could get my studying done in 2-3 hours during the evenings and then had ample time to prepare on the weekends.
What are you doing now after taking the CPA Exam? I spent countless holidays studying for exams, countless summers studying for exams, missed out on vacations, missed out on gatherings and just missed out on life. For now, I'm just enjoying life and planning a wedding.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? If you're thinking you're at your wits end and can't go any further, think of me and my 23 times I took the exam. If I can pass the exam, anybody can pass the exam. It's all about staying the course, staying confident and being able to control the highs and lows. You will have highs and lows throughout this and it's all how you control them.
Anything else you'd like to share?: Change review materials if necessary. Sometimes review materials just run their course, you end up not getting anything out of the lectures, you've seen the same mnemonic devices, you've memorized the multiple choice questions and then you end up not getting as much out of studying for your exams. If I could own stock in review courses, I'd be millionaire.
Thrilled to have conquered three sections of the CPA Exam and waiting on her score for Audit, Monica shares her exam dedication with other CPA candidates through her marketing position at Rock the CPA EXAM, an online community devoted to helping CPA hopefuls pass the CPA Exam. Believing passion, confidence and motivation are the key components of CPA Exam success, Monica credits Roger CPA Review for all three, "A great CPA Review program can do wonders, and Roger gave me the confidence I needed to take Audit."
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I had heard great things via message boards and I was unsuccessful studying for AUD using another CPA review course. I loved Roger's personality from the course demos and knew he could help me through AUD.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) Roger! I loved all the mnemonics and how he helped point out what was most important for me to study. The book was also great and I loved the summary tables. It was really easy to study and learn from the textbook.
What are you doing now after taking the CPA Exam? Right now I am finishing up some classes I need for my certification in my state and I'm waiting to hear if I passed AUD. I am also doing a lot of Meet the Firms since recruiting season is in full force right now.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Make sure you have the desire and passion for accounting, but most of all make sure you will be able to motivate yourself through the whole process. You've got to really want it and push yourself harder than you may have thought necessary. You will have to make the CPA exam and studying for it a major priority and you have to realize other things in your life will fall behind and you may not be the best family member/friend during this time. Make sure your family and friends understand what you are doing so there is no unnecessary pressure from them. I had to miss a friends wedding to push through studying for BEC which was only 2 days after the wedding. But in the end it was worth it because of my diligence in studying and putting studying first, I was able to pass.
Favorite Quote: TIPPICANOE and Tyler Too!! -Roger
Anything else you'd like to share?: I had a great time studying for AUD with Roger. He really pushed me through and I had been trying to study off and on since March. I finally got serious, got Roger, and took the Exam this August. A great review program can do wonders and Roger gave me the confidence I needed to take AUD.
Excited to have just passed the final section of the CPA Exam, James Henry is really relishing in the free time with his family. He credits Roger for providing entertaining lectures and helping him to pass all four sections of the exam. His CPA Exam mantra? "I can only repeat Roger: It's not an IQ test. If you put in the time, you will pass."
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I chose Roger CPA Review because I was already familiar with his material. When I worked for a CPA firm after graduating, one of my co-workers was using Roger. I was able to watch a few of the classes, and I liked what I saw.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) It's Roger. Without him, the class would be another boring accounting lecture. Without him I would not have passed the CPA exam.
What are you doing now after taking the CPA Exam? During the 15 months I abandoned my family to study for and take the exam, I constantly told my wife our lives would be perfect after I passed. I found out in June that I had passed the last part (AUD). We have five kids (the baby in the photo is now going on three and we have a one-year-old daughter), and I have to admit--our life together is PERFECT! I actually spend time with my wife and kids! We go hiking, camping, movie-watching, and play games together. Also, I'm able to spend more time at work and get more done there. For me, it was a long road, but it is worth it in the end!
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? I can only repeat Roger: It's not an IQ test. If you put in the time, you will pass.
Favorite Quote: "That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved." --Ralph Waldo Emerson. So true of the CPA exam. Persist in MC questions and simulations and you'll pass!
Anything else you'd like to share?: Everyone I spoke with at Roger CPA Review was unbelievably helpful and kind. Roger, I wish you luck on continuing to dominate the CPA exam prep course industry.
Alex Gerosa genuinely believes that confidence is one of the single most important ingredients to pass the CPA Exam. Alex credits his personal success on all four sections of the exam to Roger's motivational teaching style, his own growing confidence, and a solid study plan using the Online Course. "I knew he could keep me motivated and inspire confidence in my ability to pass" he says.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? When I made the decision to purchase Roger CPA Review course I was in a rut. I had recently failed my third exam in a row and was feeling like there was no way I would ever pass. At that time I started looking around at the different review courses available and was unimpressed by what I found. Most of the courses seemed drastically overpriced for what you get, and their teaching methods were uninspiring. That is until I found Roger's course. After watching his sample lectures I knew that he would stick by me and help me in any way he could to pass these exams. I knew he could keep me motivated and inspire confidence in my ability to pass. And when you are tackling a task as difficult as the CPA exam confidence is a must. Not to mention his prices are great!
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) That is a tough one. There are so many good things I could write about. If I had to only pick one then my favorite aspect of the course without question would be Roger! He was always upbeat and awesome to watch. But since everyone knows that Roger is the best, I am going to have to go with my favorite part being the structure of the online course. I loved how I could watch one section at a time, then read the section, then do the multiple choice questions. It was extremely convenient and helped me to still have somewhat of a life while also feeling well prepared once exam day came.
How did you hear about our review course? The first time I heard about Roger CPA Review course was in my junior year of college. I was sitting in my intermediate accounting 2 course and I saw a flyer hanging on the wall with Roger's face on it sporting a super cheesy smile. I remember wondering what he was like and thinking to myself that he looks like an honest and fun person to hang out with. After spending many hours studying with Roger I can tell you my intuition was correct. He is a blast to study with and he makes even the dullest of subjects enjoyable.
What are you doing now after taking the CPA Exam? I am letting the relief soak in! It is so liberating to know that you have conquered such a tremendous task. As for employment I am currently working as a Sales Engineer for a General Electric sales agency specializing in electrical distribution equipment. I also am working very hard on my golf game.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? My advice to those studying for the CPA exam is to be confident! Don't let anything get you down. If you are having a tough time with a subject don't beat yourself up about it. Be confident that you are in good hands using Roger CPA review, and most of all be confident in your preparation. If you follow Roger's plan you can and will pass!
Favorite Quote: Roger's auditing lecture when talking about professional skepticism: "The problem is you take that professional skepticism home with you. You get home after work and you're like, honey I'm home! (Then your significant other says) honey I missed you. (Then you say) How do I know you missed me? I need sufficient appropriate audit evidence." LOL! Classic!
Anything else you'd like to share? I just want to thank Roger for everything he has done for me. He has truly changed my life and helped me become a more confident person, in addition to helping me pass the CPA exam. I couldn't have done it without you buddy.
Waiting eagerly on his last CPA Exam score, Juston Glass continues his work as a Tax Staff member at Ernst & Young, LLP. He credits Roger's teaching style, his family's support and his own self-discipline to be the most important tools in successfully completing the CPA Exam. His reason for choosing Roger CPA Review: "I wanted Roger to be in my corner for the rigorous and energy draining CPA exam journey I was about to embark upon."
Why did you take Roger CPA Review?Because of Roger, of course. Every time he has come to visit Cal Poly's Accounting Club for a presentation on the in and outs of the exam, his energy, humor, and excitement filled the room. His teaching skills are highly motivational and above and beyond any teacher I have ever had. I knew then, seeing him present, that I wanted Roger to be in my corner for the rigorous and energy draining CPA exam journey I was about to embark upon.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) Plain and simple without any fluff, Roger gives you the tools to pass. His witty mnemonics, sly dance moves to keep your attention, test day strategies, constant reminders on study strategies ("one question at a time and see not just why it is right but why it is wrong"), and overall energy while teaching prepared me to get passing scores. I came to realize that if I did what he said and how he said to do it, I would pass. If I tried to stray from some of his tips as a shortcut, I didn't pass.
How did you hear about our review course? I had met several of Roger's super friendly and helpful representatives at various career fairs at Cal Poly. They had a strong sincerity while raving about the review course that I knew that what they were saying wasn't just a sales pitch, it was legit. I have yet to meet an employee of his that truly honestly did not like their job working for him. In a business, when you can see that the employees are happy, good things must be happening. Just look at his pass rates and you'll see what I mean. Good things ARE happening with Roger.
What are you doing now after taking the CPA Exam? Immediately after taking the exam (hopefully my last) I celebrated with my wife and two daughters on a trip to Disneyland for a much needed and deserving break. I continue working at Ernst & Young LLP as a Tax Staff and am anxiously awaiting my score (and in the meantime keeping fresh with multiple choice questions in my free time just in case I get bad news).
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam?Make a plan, stay disciplined to that plan, and take care of yourself during that plan. Roger has a great planning guide that works. Be honest with yourself on what you actually will follow through with timewise not what you 'hope' to follow through with. Prepare yourself now on how to respond on those planned study nights when you get a call from your buddies to come and shoot some hoops or your significant other wants to watch a show. By communicating to those around you your needs and plans, they can be a supporting cast and not a potential distraction. Those extra study hours given up can make or break you when test day arrives. I look back on it and sure am glad I made the better choice to stay disciplined and study (and my wife thinks so too). Take care of yourself by eating healthy, exercising enough, and sleeping enough. Don't underestimate that last piece of advice.
Favorite Quote: Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. – Thomas S. Monson
Anything else you'd like to share? One thing that helped me was "always having the exam in front of me". Before my car rides, I would make a voice memo on my iPhone reciting the mnemonics I had learned and the important points in the lectures. I then would play these voice memos over and over again to help me review the material. Also, I made notecards of essential information for when I was walking down the halls or in the elevator. There are countless filler moments that can be used as study time. Recognize those and run with them. When studying, read slowly and with an intent focus. Above all, have confidence. You CAN do it.
Natasha Goncharova passed all four parts of the CPA Exam after switching to Roger CPA Review from another review course. A prototype of CPA success, Natasha marched through all four sections in fifteen months while raising a child and working a full-time job as a co-founder of a system integration company, TNR Global. She attributes her CPA Exam success to Roger's sense of humor and energy, a far cry, she claims, from the instructors in her previous course.
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? At first, I paid for the CPAExcel course (close to $1700), but the instructor there made me fall asleep every time I tried to watch her on a DVD. I realized with that speed I would get nowhere and had to look for another course. After trying Roger's free videos, I paid for the FAR course, and passed it within one month of buying the course! Then, I paid for the other three parts. I passed all four exams at the first attempt. It took me 15 months, but I also kept a full time job and was raising a small child at the same time.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? (materials, Roger, etc) Two points: First, Roger is awesome. You never get tired of his jokes. He has so much energy that the dry material does not appear dry any more. Second, you can watch the same video a gazillion times until you can't help but memorize it all. Roger actually made me believe that there is a future in web-based learning. I was a big believer in face-to-face communications, but Roger changed this. His energy and teaching ability would transfer to any subject!
What are you doing now after taking the CPA Exam? It's been only a few weeks since I learned that I had passed my last exam. The CPA certification provides more freedom in my next career choice, so I am taking the time to figure it out.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Keep at it. Give it a little bit of time every day. Watch videos until you can recite Roger in your head. You can pass the exam. As Roger would say, the CPA exam is not a test of high IQ; it is a test of persistence.
Favorite Quote: "Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid." – Einstein
Anything else you'd like to share? It feels good to be on the other side of the fence (to have actually passed the exam). If you commit to passing the exam, you can do it. Just make sure you know where your priorities are so that you do not lose sight of the important things in life – of your family members and of what your heart wants. Good luck!
By passing just three sections of the CPA Exam, new opportunities have arisen for Michelle as she recently accepted a Staff Accountant position with MFRI, Inc., located in the greater Chicago area. While she loves Roger's teaching style, she states that "the entire course as a whole is what makes it such a great course. I like the notes that are focused on the main topics you will see on the exam, the multiple choice and simulations that make you struggle a bit and really learn the material".
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I have learned that my favorite classes are always the ones with great teachers. When looking for a CPA Review course I was determined to find that 'great teacher' as well as find a course that was in my budget. The great thing about Roger CPA Review is that I was able to preview the lectures before purchasing. After watching one or two, I knew I had found that phenomenal teacher that would help me to stay encouraged while studying. My expectations have been greatly exceeded with Roger. I actually enjoy studying, and I owe it all to a great teacher and an awesome review course.
How did you hear about our review course? I heard about Roger CPA Review through Google. I wasn't very impressed with the review courses my friends were using, so I decided to do my own research. I was sold after spending 10 minutes on the Roger CPA Review website and previewing the course. I couldn't have been happier with my choice!
What was your favorite aspect of our course? It is hard to choose only one aspect that is my favorite. I, no doubt, love Roger's teaching style. But the entire course as a whole is what makes it such a great course. I like the notes that are focused on the main topics you will see on the exam, the multiple choice and simulations that make you struggle a bit and really learn the material. Also, Roger's advice for taking the exam and encouragement through the whole process have all been so helpful!
What are you doing now after taking the CPA Exam? Well, I'm not quite finished. I have passed 3 exams, with the final exam next month. However, I have accepted a new and better job opportunity having already passed 3 of the CPA exams and being so close to the end!
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? It has been a great encouragement for me to hear Roger say that you don't have to be a genius to pass the CPA exam. And I hope that can encourage you too. Passing the CPA exam would not be a great accomplishment if it was easy. Don't become discouraged; success will come with self-discipline!
Favorite Quote: The one quality which sets one apart from another – the key which lifts one to every aspiration while others are caught up in the mire of mediocrity – is not talent, formal education, nor intellectual brightness; it is self-discipline. With self–discipline, all things are possible. Without it, even the simplest goal can seem like the impossible dream." Theodore Roosevelt
Successfully passing all 4 parts of the CPA Exam with Roger CPA Review, Steve is now working as a Senior Preparer for Yoss Allen Jonavic, CPA's.. He contributes that his success to passing the CPA exam was due to "Roger's energetic attitude and presentation style, which kept the material light interesting. I passed all four parts the first time. Roger's course and methods REALLY WORK!"
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I took the Roger CPA Review Course because I felt that Roger's teaching methods were the best fit for my learning style. Additionally, as my firm doesn't subsidize the cost of a CPA Review Course, Roger's course was a price I could afford.
How did you hear about our review course? I remember someone coming to speak about the course at one of my accounting classes in college. I also did some research on Google, Yelp, etc.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? 1) Roger's energetic attitude really made the difference. His presentation style keeps the material light and interesting. 2) I appreciated that his books were straight to the point on the material. He tells you what you need to know, nothing more or less. When you're trying to study several topics, brevity is appreciated. 3) The review CD from Wiley was great. Lots of good questions and simulations.
What are you doing now after taking the CPA Exam? I'm Director of Information Technology for my firm. I also teach and lecture about technology to other accounting firms.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam? Study in the library away from friends and family. Turn off your cell phone to minimize interruptions and don't get discouraged!
Favorite Quote: "I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for the sake of mine." – John Galt
Anything else you'd like to share? I passed all four parts the first time. Roger's course and methods REALLY WORK!
After passing all 4 parts of the CPA Exam with Roger CPA Review, Sarah is now working as a staff auditor at KPMG, famously known as one of the Big 4 accounting firms. She states that "Roger CPA Review made studying for the CPA exam seem like it would be fun, not a chore like some other courses" and that "As Roger always says, you do not have to be a genius to pass this exam!"
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I chose Roger CPA review because it was by far the best fit for my learning style and for my budget. Also, after a few weeks of researching courses, Roger stood out the most not only because of teaching style and price, but just the way that the course represented itself. Roger CPA Review made studying for the CPA exam seem like it would be fun, not a chore like some other courses. The website was more appealing and user friendly; and with Roger, everything is so straight forward (like Unconditional Repeats and material updates - which other courses don't offer).
What was your favorite aspect of our course? My favorite aspect of the course was that Roger himself taught each lecture. I like the consistency in teaching style that it provides. I also really liked how the lectures, textbook, and homework book all worked together to make sure that each topic was covered in enough detail. After studying each section, I was never confused because of lack of material coverage.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam: STUDY STUDY STUDY! As Roger always says, you do not have to be a genius to pass this exam! It takes a lot of patience and hard work (I studied for 9 months before passing all four parts). Also, I found that it is much better to see more topics in less detail than to try to study fewer topics in great detail (that way if you see a random question on the exam, you will have at least seen the information before which may help jog your memory even if you think it's not your strongest topic).
What are you doing now after taking the CPA Exam?: Now I am a staff auditor for KPMG in the Denver, CO office. Having already passed the CPA exam before starting with the firm has been a huge advantage for me, in that I can fully focus on work and actually enjoy the spare time that I do have.
Andy is now working for a company called ICM (International Creative Management), which is one of the big 4 Hollywood talent agencies. His company works with the biggest names in Hollywood, with his responsibilities involve handling the finances for major celebrities. He states that "The main reason how I got this dream job was simply the fact that I passed all 4 parts of the CPA exam."
Why did you take Roger CPA Review? I was most impressed with Roger's energetic teaching style. After watching some samples of Roger's, I compared the course's price with Becker's price and found that Roger CPA Review was significantly cheaper. The price, Roger's teaching style, and hearing about the poor quality of other CPA review courses made the decision very easy.
What was your favorite aspect of our course? Roger is my favorite aspect of the course. He knows how to teach the material effectively and efficiently and does a great job of motivating students to stay focused on passing the CPA exam. On top of that, he is one funny person, which helps make studying a pleasant experience. Also, the mnemonics he creates are incredible tools to help anyone pass the CPA exam.
Words of advice for those studying for the CPA exam: Just follow the program and you will pass the exam with a comfortable margin. Like Roger says, "The CPA exam is not an IQ test. If you study, you will pass the exam."
How did our course help you? I was able to pass all 4 parts of the exam in a relatively short period of time. Through the flexibility of the online course and Roger's teaching method, I was able to pass all 4 exams within 1 test window on first try with 4 months of study time. I really could not have done this without Roger's course.
I really encourage anyone to study for the CPA exam. Passing the exam really opens a world of opportunities. I was able to interview with some of the world's most prolific companies such as PwC, Oracle, and CAA just because I passed the CPA exam. I am still very young in my career and I am very excited to see where the CPA licensing will take me. The main reason how I got the job was simply the fact that I passed all 4 parts of the CPA exam.
Take Roger's course, pass the exam, and see what will happen to your career!
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