Why do you want to be a CPA?

YunjeongBlogger: Yunjeong Kim

If you are reading this blog, I think it is safe to assume that you have some interest in becoming a CPA. My question for you then is, “Why do you want to be a CPA?” There is not one correct answer; however, becoming a CPA is a big commitment which will demand a lot your time and effort.

When you are having a tough time studying for accounting classes or CPA prep courses, I hope that you can justify your decision to become a CPA. I sincerely hope that your reasons are not just for the money or job security. Because at the end of the day, if you hate your job what good is it for you? If your goal is just to make a lot of money or have a secure job, maybe you should consider being an investment banker or a dentist, right?

I have my own motivation that pushed me to come this far. I am finishing my graduate degree in MS-Accounting this December, did two accounting internships, was involved in many school organizations, and will start a full-time job at a public accounting firm when I graduate. I think I could have achieved all of those things without my personal motivation or goals, but it would not have been a fun journey. I am so thankful for what my accounting education has brought forth in my life, and I cannot wait to see what lies ahead of me. I wish all the best to every one of you and your future career in accounting!


About txcpa2b

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. TSCPA has 20 local chapters statewide and has 27,000 members. The Society is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession. TXCPA2B is a blog written by Texas students in pursuit of the CPA certificate. The views expressed here are those of the authors and not necessarily held by TSCPA or our members.
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