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CPA/CFA combination

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For the select few who have completed both the CPA and CFA designations, was the sacrifice worth it? In other words, do you feel that the combination has put you at the spot in your career that you envisioned when deciding to pursue the second designation.

I appreciate any feedback.


Miss Shameem Ebrahim CA(SA)
Title: Freelance Financial Management Specialis..
Company: SE Finance and Tax Consultant
(Freelance Financial Management Specialist, SE Finance and Tax Consultant) |

I am a CA(SA) this is a Chartered Accountant in South Africa equivalent to CPA Yes, the sacrifice was worth it.
You exude a certain trait, professionalism, strong values and the financial expertise.

I am exploring and building content in the career each day because we learn and grow indefinitely. This career has radiated my prestige and presence in the way of a inspiring leader, connecting, innovating and being the role model to others and leading others to reach their potential and talents.

I am obsessed with number, financials and procedure, investing, cost saving and business savvy.

This career is truly to me I quote: If you love what you do you don't have to work a day in your life"

(Manager) |

I am a CPA pursuing a CFA designation. I don't have public accounting experience, only corporate accounting. I was not viewed as having an "analytical" background nor a "Big 4" background, thus limiting further upside. Passing the first CFA exam has already allowed me to market myself differently and make a shift to an analytical role a possibility. My advice is to have a goal in mind, find out what your weaknesses are preventing you from reaching that goal and work towards improving those somehow. Also, network, network and network.


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