I graduated college from San Francisco State in 2010 with a degree in Liberal Studies because I thought I had to get a degree and it didn't matter what it was. Fast forward seven years later and I finally realize what I want to for my career. So, I decided to go back to school for accounting. I always loved the thought of going into the accounting field and now I’m following that dream.
I am currently working two jobs while attending school full-time to obtain my accounting degree to start my new career. While it’s a great deal of work, I’m pushing forward because I want to get my CPA license to better my future and to do something I really enjoy doing.
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My name is Robert Eyler and I graduated in December, 2011. I studied for my CPA Exam utilizing Roger CPA and thankfully passed all 4 tests by the end of 2012!
I currently work at RSM and lead the Firm in its National Health and Wellness Initiative. I have been flown out to National Trainings to teach yoga and guided meditation sessions. Additionally, I recently sat on a panel to speak on the topic “Being Successful While Choosing a Different Path.” In addition to being a CPA, I run my own Health & Wellness business (GetFit42). I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Behavioral Change Specialist and a Registered Yoga Teacher.
My first attempt to sit for the CPA Exam was in 2007. During that time, I became quickly overwhelmed and a bit discouraged about the whole process. I was incredibly busy and very focused on starting a family. So, sitting for the CPA Exam became less of a priority in my life.
Today, I’m working full time, my children are older, and I’m ready to get focused and back on track. I’m feeling much more confident about studying for and passing the CPA Exam and will do whatever it takes to be successful this time.
Passing the CPA Exam will help me further my career and take the next steps forward in my CPA journey.
Mitchell Minuto passed the CPA Exam on his first try with an average score of 85. See how he did it with Roger CPA Review all while pursuing his MBA degree and working as a graduate assistant with his business college. He is now an incoming Audit Associate at Grant Thornton.