I am current studying for the CPA test. I have already passed BEC, and am working on FAR. My test is coming up this weekend, and im pretty sure I am ready for it. Studying hasnt been too bad. The hours at a small CPA firm can vary greatly. I really cant complain when compared to the big 4. The latest I have worked (which has been this week) was until 830 pm. This rarely happens, and only occurs with out of town clients. If anyone has any questions about the CPA test, let me know.