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Can a finance major do accounting work without an accounting degree?

Can a finance major that graduated college get into accounting if he or she starts at an entry level accounting job and steadily works up through training??

Asked By: Frosty - 7/21/2009
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Depends what amount of accounting coursework you've taken. That's really what's going to be the linchpin of whether you qualify for accounting jobs, even entry level ones. Employers will want you to have taken, at minimum, an intermediate financial accounting sequence, intermediate cost accounting, taxation sequence... More
Answered By: iSpeakTheTruth - 7/21/2009
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I don't think so, you have to be a CPA to do that kind of stuff. I could be wrong though. Good luck
Answered By: Greg - 7/21/2009
 
Yes, you can. But you should have at least some knowledge in accounting to do it. You don't have to have a CPA to work in accounting, but it's definitely preferred by any employer.
Answered By: Igor V - 7/22/2009
 
Yes... Yes... and YESSSS!!!! I came out of college with a BBA in Economics. I currently work as a Staff Accountant at a small high tech company in Atlanta that is made up of about 100 employees. The pay isn't bad given the fact that I have been out of school for less than 2 years ($42K). I would like to emphasize that... More
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Answered By: Patrick - 7/22/2009
 
In this job market employers have their choice of candidates. If it's a true accounting position the employer will likely look for a candidate with an accounting rather than a finance degree... More
Answered By: LongIslandRaceFan - 7/22/2009
 
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