How can I get into the accounting field with no experience?
I'm in my twenties and it's time for a career change. I never went to college and am going to be starting my first two years (liberal arts degree/gened degree) in sping. After the two years are up I plan on going to univ and majoring in accounting to get a bachelor degree. I want to get into the field now but have no experience, except data entry for two years 5 years ago. How can I get an accounting job with no experience or degree yet?
Asked By: loves fast cars - 9/19/2011
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You might want to consider getting some experience as a tax preparer. This is a seasonable job and the tax classes are starting up now in the fall in preparation for the spring crunch. For example, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, and Liberty have online courses.
Answered By: jrshaw777 - 9/19/2011
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Not going to happen, sorry. There are people available with schooling, experience or both.
Answered By: Judy - 9/19/2011
Accounting is a degree'd field for the most part (some firms will hire junior accountants to be trainees, but with the economy, there is far less demand here). Your best bet might be to look for jobs as junior bookkeeper - these are not technically accounting jobs but will give you experience with how accountants... More
Answered By: Steve D - 9/19/2011
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