Is it going to be hard for me to get a good job with a CPA?
I graduated a year ago with a BS and MS in Accounting. I tried to take the CPA exam 5 times and cannot pass no matter how hard I study for it. This is one exam where studying hard does not necessarily pay off, believe me. I wish I could give up, but people are telling me that I’m stuck having to retake the exam until I pass (if I ever do) because since I have 2 degrees in Accounting, I will ALWAYS be questioned by employers on why I don’t have a CPA. Because of that, my future is ruined. I’m only looking for a job that has decent pay. I’m not looking to become CFO and become a millionaire someday. I’m just looking for a decent job with a good, livable salary. Is that going to be impossible because I made the mistake of majoring in Accounting and not getting that CPA? UPDATE- I have a typo on my question. It should read..... Is it going to be hard for me to get a good job WITHOUT a CPA?
Asked By: Dude12 - 12/30/2010
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you don't HAVE to have a CPA or even work in public Accounting to get a job as an accountant... More
Answered By: Zarg222 - 12/30/2010
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It is possible to get an good accounting position without a CPA, and anyone who tells you otherwise is full of it. A CPA is only required if you wish to work for a public accounting firm. There are many companies that will hire accountants that are not CPAs. I myself gained an entry level accounting position out of... More
Answered By: mindcrime828 - 12/30/2010
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