I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley) and the publisher of several accounting certification exam prep sites.
After a few years of investment banking at Morgan Stanley, I went to work for a client in their corporate finance department and later as a director of strategic planning in a global bank. Since then, I’ve gone solo to run my own series of accounting and finance career websites on exam preparation, resume preparation, and job hunting.
I also work pro bono as the CFO of New Sight Eye Care, a UK/Hong Kong registered charity that runs the only non-profit surgical eye facility in the Republic of Congo.
Hello, I am Meghan D., and I live in the United States. My father worked in finance, and my mother owned a series of home-cooking restaurants in the Midwest. I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life, although I have traveled all over, from Europe to China, and many places in between! I even interned as a member of a tax services team in the Middle East. Currently, I work for a Big 4 accounting firm in the advisory department.
In 2014, I sat for and passed the CPA Exam. I studied hard and passed my exams before I began working in public accounting, but I kept traveling while I was studying. It is possible to have a life and still study for the CPA Exam! In addition, I am currently working toward becoming a CMA and am exploring the possibility of the CIA. I look forward to writing about my experiences, helping you learn about all the different accounting exams, and giving you advice that has worked for me and my colleagues.
Both of us have worked with many internal auditors in our careers. Internal audit is a fascinating job with lots of opportunities to see how a company actually runs. The company pays you to fly to different offices around the world, look at the other side, and check for irregularities.
At the same time, this job can feature plenty of frustrations. Some businesses don’t always take to well to internal audit investigations. But you can mitigate tension with excellent communication skills and a focus on the big picture. Successful IAs are tactful and professional, and they’re committed to working with the business units for their improvement and the common good.
Some of you are already in the IA profession, and others are exploring the opportunities. In any case, visiting our site demonstrates a level of interest in internal audit and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.
The CIA is the most relevant and recognized certification within the internal audit profession. And the CIA requirements include passing the CIA exam, a 3-part test that you can take in any order. Most professionals pass this exam within 12-18 months.
Taking the CIA exam is a necessary step in your path towards a successful IA career. Therefore, our goal is to help you pass the CIA exam as fast and as easily as possible.
To help you on your journey to the CIA, we’ve filled this site with many articles about the CIA exam. These articles explain the basics of the exam, such as the registration process, exam dates, testing locations, and so on. My frequently asked questions page lists these articles.
Once you’re ready to begin the process of earning the CIA, you need to purchase a CIA review course. We don’t recommend taking the CIA exam without one. Specifically, you need to find the right CIA review course for you. Therefore, the most important page on our site is the CIA review course comparison. On this page, you’ll see our list of the pros and cons of all the most popular CIA review courses on the market. You’ll also find that our top recommendation is Gleim CIA review, which we consider to be an excellent review course.
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