CPA Dish featuring Jordan Peters

Serving up advice for those working towards a career as a CPA.

November 2023

Jordan Peters

Jordan Peters, CPA 
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Brescia University

KyCPA member 

Why did you decide to become a CPA? If there was a defining moment, tell us about it.

I was in my intermediate accounting courses when I started considering the cpa. I was thinking about where I wanted to end up, how I wanted to use my accounting degree and what I could do to set myself up for the best success in the future.

What reasons would you provide to encourage others to become a CPA?

Having your CPA is something you have forever, the testing is extensive but you only have to go through that once then you are set for the future with endless career opportunities.

What is your favorite thing about your current position?

I love working with students, seeing them practice and start to understand the basic accounting concepts.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to become a CPA?

First access why you want to become a CPA.  Compare accounting degree career vs CPA careers. If you aren’t fully committed upfront and see the need to achieve and earn a CPA it will be hard to complete the exam process. Once you decide that you want to get your CPA I would advise to do it as soon as possible! Map out a timeline or how you are going to get your education requirements and when you will start the exam process.

What was your educational path and why?  

I went to the University of Kentucky and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting then stayed at UK where I earned my Masters in Accountancy. I chose to get my masters because I wanted to be with people on the same journey as me. Having classmates to study with and keep me accountable through the testing process was key to me passing the exams.

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