I will graduate this December (2019) and have a full time offer in BVal for one of the Big 4 accounting firms (I am an accounting major). I am working on making the transition into more finance type rolls, hence the BVal position instead of audit/tax.
My question is, my start date is not until Summer 2020. Is it worth it to study, take, and pass the CPA exam prior to me starting to work. It is not required for me to be a CPA in BVal, but I am wondering if down the road it will make me more respected or a better candidate for other jobs.