It was my first day back to work today after passing the UFE on Friday, and I have to say it was pretty much like last Thursday. New client, but one I was at last year around this time. I can’t say as I felt more competent than last week, although inside I felt more confident.
I guess that’s why the work experience requirement exists. You can only learn so much through the UFE study process, writing cases and studying the Handbook. With each new engagement you see different aspects of a business and there is always something that you haven’t seen before.
That being said, I sure learned a lot this past summer, and it was all worth it when the results came down on Friday. Having risen to the challenge of the UFE, I’m searching for the next one. Where does one go from here? I had a short-term goal, but had deferred thinking about anything long-term, partially out of superstition. I didn’t want to count my chicks before they’d hatched, but now that they’re out there, I need my trusty calculator!
Time is on my side, luckily. I still have at least 12 months to go before I can call myself a C.A. In the meantime, consider me looking for a new challenge.