Can somebody tell me about how US CPA works? I have a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Canada?

I just graduated this month, I want to work to BIG 4 accounting firms, but I did not get a job offer from any public practice firms. I want to work in public practice so badly. While I don't have a job yet, I want to get a CPA(US) designation. *I am Canadian) Will a CPA designation make me more marketable in the BIG 4's eyes? Does getting a CPA require work experience? Should i go for a MSc in accounting in the states or study with test preparer like CPA BECKER? I started out as a science student but change into accounting during my third year, so i have a GPA from two different institutions, my accounting education GPA is 2.91 and I took all advanced accounting courses during my undergraduate years and many finance courses as well. I just want to work with BIG 4 accounting firms.

Asked By: chartacc - 1/2/2007
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May I ask why you want to work for a Big 4 accounting firm so badly? The reputation? There are a lot of really good mid-tier accounting firms you can work for as well (i.e. Grant Thornton, BDO, McGladrey), so just make sure to keep all your options open... More
Answered By: Kat - 1/5/2007
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A quick Yahoo Search: CPA requirements will get your answer.
Answered By: kearneyconsulting - 1/2/2007
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