Senior Alex Clark was featured by NJBiz in an article discussing the challenges of sitting for the CPA exam.
By Daria Meoli
His friends enjoyed their summer after graduation vacationing or partying at a rental on the Jersey Shore.
Alex Clark spent his studying for the CPA exam.
“It was a lot of hard work that summer,” Clark said. “Thankfully, I had a signing bonus and the firm I was working for reimbursed the costs of (the CPA exam review course), so I could focus on studying.
“But, it’s certainly difficult to spend your last summer of freedom — the last time you’ll have three months off — taking a review course and studying in all my free time. A lot of my friends spent that summer traveling or at a beach house, which made it extra difficult to spend that extra time studying, but it was worth it in the long run.”
Today, Clark is a senior CPA at Marcum LLP’s Neptune office, but he still acutely recalls the rigors required to pass the exam five years ago.