Most of the riders in the Squamish Dirt Bike Association have other jobs, careers, and ambitions in life. Not everyone wants to ride full time or wants to become a professional dirt bike racer. One of our members, Josh, is a student at the local community college looking to become a certified public accountant. Needless to say, he’s good with numbers and finances. After talking with him, I have a whole new respect for what CPAs have to go through to get certified. Here’s what Josh said.
He said that he has to study three to four hours a night for a few months just for one section of the CPA exam. Apparently there are four sections and some extra tests that he has to take after he passes all of them. Josh said that his goal is to pass all four sections of the exam on his first try, so he doesn’t have to waste time taking them over and over again.
I asked him what his plan of attack was and how he thinks he’s going to be able to do this. He said it’s not going to be a problem because he purchased two different CPA review courses to help him through his studying process. The first course he bought was the Roger CPA review course. Josh said it’s one of the best in the industry and is extremely entertaining. I’m not sure how a lecture about boring accounting information can be entertaining, but he says it is. He said to go here to look at some Roger CPA review information and examples.
Josh also said he bought a CPA study prep by a company called Yaeger CPA Review. This one is more informational and less entertaining, but he said that both were necessary to achieve his goal of passing the exam on time. He said the Yaeger CPA review study materials are more comprehensive and helped him more than the Roger ones. It’s pretty insane that he needs to purchase two courses that cost as much as his bike, but it’s worth it if he can make a higher salary I suppose.
Everyone at the SDBA wants Josh to succeed and it just shows how diverse our organization is. We have people from all walks of life who love riding. Dirtbikes and the love of adventure can really bring people together. We all hope Josh achieves his goals of passing the CPA exam and becoming a CPA in the next few years and most importantly keeps riding his bike with us.