Do I have to be a CPA to get a job in accounting?
Do I have to be a CPA to get a job in accounting? Can I just have my Bachelors and still get a job?
Asked By: - 4/25/2011
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No, you don't need to be a CPA. I worked in accounting for 15 plus years and don't have a degree. I started at the bottom and worked my way up. When I left my last job I was Accounting Manager for a property management company. I would think that a CPA would be needed for positions such as CFO or Controller, upper... More
Answered By: Shaun M - 4/25/2011
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No, you do not have to be a CPA. There are plenty of entry level accounting jobs that don't require a CPA.
Answered By: Wayne Z - 4/25/2011
there are a lot more accounting positions in private companies and corporations than there are in Public accounting and a CPA or MBA would not be an issue until MAYBE you get to the management level (Controller)
Answered By: Zarg222 - 4/25/2011
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