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How can I get an accounting job with 2+ years in business, an accounting degree, but no accounting experience?

I have worked for a Fortune 500 company for the past 2.5 years, but not in the accounting department. I am ready for a change and want to move to public accounting. Any suggestions on where or how to find an open accounting job? I have a 4 year degree in accounting. Just to clarify.

Asked By: tonyfitz1325 - 6/16/2009
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Indicate in cover letter what skills relevant to accounting you gained during your business years imho...
Answered By: YA - 6/16/2009
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Without a 4 year degree, you cannot get a job in public accounting. There is too much of a liability issue to hiring only a 2 year degree employee. Basically, if you do not have enough classes to sit for the CPA exam, you will not be considered at 99.9% of public accounting firms. I would advise that you go back to... More
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Answered By: Ryan M - 6/16/2009
 
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