So you work hard or should we say you really study hard to pass all the accounting subjects way back in college, lots of books with problem solving and theories you have answered and a lot of prayers to be able to graduate with good grades on your accounting subjects. After you graduated, here we go to review schools. More challenging and so many shortcuts which you wished you have learned during your college days
But review moments are more exciting and fun to do and more inspiring stories that you may hear from your reviewers that will surely boost your strength,confidence and faith that you want to be a CPA. You even enjoyed solving problems in an easier way and read more theories about accounting,law and audit terms and procedures on which you would say you are more interested now than reading those on your early years in college. It only means you are more serious and you are more inspired to be a CPA.
When the day of the Board Exam was so near. You even pray harder and study harder especially during preweek.
So here comes the board exam, its the battle that you have been preparing for months.
Judgement day, the day when the list of board passers will be released. Thousand of examinees for sure have the same feelings. Nervous and excited at the same time. Everyone knows this is the day when his or her life will surely change.
When the list of board passers was already released. You saw your name! You were so happy and overwhelmed during that time. You know this was the day you have been waiting for! After all the hard work, sleepless nights, lots of coffee a day to stay up, so many accounting, audit and tax problems solved, so many theories you have read, a lot of prayers sent to God, This is it! You are now a CPA!
After few more days, here comes the next chapter of your life.. Job searching... You had so many choices between Jobs on Audit, Accounting or Tax. Your lucky if you were one of the passers who has a rank on the list. But just in case you were not, you still had a choice.. For sure more than 50% of the passers first applied to auditing firms, when chances on audit firms were not for them, they went to private companies. And chose between accounting or internal auditing.
Well then, you are now an accountant or internal auditor or external auditor. How are you right now? are you happy? happy in terms of money? happy in terms of lifestyle? happy in terms of your relationship with your family and partner? do you still have time for your family? Are you ok about so many documents in front of you? so many deadlines your about to meet? still fine with over time? are you still willing to work even on holidays? are you still willing to travel and do fieldwork every now and then even if you feel like you are losing time for your family? Is it still ok for you that stress will always be about 80% of your daily life? are you happy with how you look when you see yourself in front of the mirror?
Or should we say, do you still know your self and your loved ones? Coz all you know is to work...
Is your profession right now is really your choice? or you only did think that this profession will make you rich in terms of money someday or sooner?
To be happy. it is very important that you love what you are doing. You are happy when what you are doing and what you love and enjoy doing is the same.