October 22, 2021 at 1:33 pm #3306539GGrig22Participant
I am located in CA and I just got a new job moving from a part-time position to a full-time one. I was wondering how the experience requirement works. After I mail in my experience hours for my current position, how can I check how many more hours I need to fulfill the requirement?October 22, 2021 at 1:45 pm #3306542ReckedParticipant
Experience is state specific.
I know in NY, all forms of accounting from audit to tax planning and tax prep count towards your hours. (Pre2009 only audit work counted and you needed 2000 hours or audit experience to be licensed).
NY allows part time work. 2 part time weeks over 20 hours = 1 full time week.
I am not sure how CA views part time work, or if you need a specific number of hours in different categories, or one main category. I am also not sure that you can check your experience tally after the form has been sent in. You might need to contact the CA state board, or potentially do some more digging on the CA website for additional information.October 23, 2021 at 8:58 am #3306548monikerncParticipant
I am not sure how CA works but I was originally a NC candidate and I could not submit experience verification until I submitted my application for the initial license with all of the affidavits that compiled all of the required experience. I did not have the option of submitting the forms as experience was earned.December 5, 2021 at 12:45 pm #3308675Mike JParticipant
Do you know if NYS asks employers/supervising CPAs to supplement the Form 4B? eg pay stubs, W2s etc.
Part time weeks count only half of full time weeks. NYS only states that it requires verification of part time hours but no mention how it verifies full time.
So basically I want to be able to say I worked a full year at my current position on a full time basis. But would love to know your thoughts.December 8, 2021 at 6:55 am #3308858DeborahParticipant
Can anyone tell me how to get two years of CPA experience if you are not currently working in the industry? ThanksDecember 10, 2021 at 3:30 pm #3308980ReckedParticipant
Mike, to my knowledge NY does not request additional supporting information.
I am not sure how your calculations worked out, but also keep in mind that most people that work a 35-40 hour work week, don't actually work that many hours because of lunch and breaks, etc.
I know my boss sent in paystubs for the part time hours, but I ended up being way over the time required by the time they got to review my application. (There was a signifigant delay in 2017/2018).
Deborah, look into the NASBA experience verification service.
You might have to apply in another state than the one you actually want to be licensed in, and then take advantage of reciprocity to transfer to your state.December 10, 2021 at 3:44 pm #3308983Mike JParticipant
Thanks for the response.
You’re probably right re full time. It’s just taken me awhile longer than I’d like to get to this point so it could be some nerves talking.
No not lunch. Haha But work and training, other administrative work goes toward the 40+ hours. Also good point—if we were to break down work billed versus actual productive work we’d all have to worry about client lawsuits ala that Tom Cruise movie The Firm. But I digressDecember 10, 2021 at 3:51 pm #3308986DeborahParticipant
Yes, I did see that. I can hire someone to verify my experience for about $500 in other states. I also checked into doing volunteer work for the experience as well. I am a recent Board Member of a Museum, so I will ask our CPA to help him at no charge.
Thanks so much for your post, and thanks to Jeff for his response on the podcast.
I really like this forum. When you take a journey, I realize the CPA exam is a journey, you have to immerse yourself into the world if you want to accelerate your success.