Looking for some career advice for a 35 year old new to accounting. - Page 2

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  • #1739478
    Anonymous
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    i am in NYC and having a difficult time

    #1754714
    Kemi22Kemi22
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    Hi John Doe,
    Are you still looking? What area are you in? I am looking for someone just like you – with drive and trying to make a career out of accounting. I hired a staff accountant last year fresh out of school – he wasn't dedicated to the job and was distracted by other things, and it was such a wasted opportunity. It's a small NFP with 3 people in Finance. An excellent opportunity to learn a lot from support docs through journal entries and bank recs. I am looking for someone who puts their job foremost, and, frankly, it is not a stressful job because I did it myself for 10 years and then became a CPA at the same time my boss was retiring so I was lucky and was offered that position. Now I can't seem to be able to replace myself. lol

    Anyone knows anyone with either 1-2 years experience OR no experience at all but WITH strong work ethic, the desire to learn and progress in the accounting field …?

    AUD - 78
    BEC - 79
    FAR - 80
    REG - 75
    Impossible is just a word.
    #1754952
    cmcookcmcook
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    I'm in a similar boat. I have considerable “close to” accounting experience, but not the requisite “GL Accounting” experience that every industry position seems to require. Personally, I've shied away from public firms because of their crazy reputations for working people to death (yes, even the mid-sized – I've got a young son and just won't). When I have interviewed for mid-level industry jobs, people are convinced I can pick up the GL stuff quickly, but they'd rather go with someone who can walk in and run the place on the first day. When I interview for entry-level positions, people wring their hands and say that I'm way overqualified. I was even told I would intimidate some of the staff…!!!! And I'm not intimidating, believe me.

    So I started applying to government jobs and am getting traction there. They'd have to teach anyone the nuances of gov't accounting, so they don't expect most to have experience. And I've noticed my masters degree (and the fact that I have passed the exams) has helped a ton. And no overtime! But a lot of bureaucracy… It's worth a shot!

    Death before surrender
    #1755914
    sacpa
    Participant

    @John Doe: Kemi22 was so nice to suggest this job offer for you. Hope you are in a position to take this job & this is the kind of job you are looking for. But if you are not interested or this job is not in your area, is it ok for me to try for this job if it is my area? Sorry, if this suggestion sounds bad. Thanks!

    Winners don't quit. Quitters don't win.
    #1755919
    sacpa
    Participant

    @Kemi22: I saw your other post from last year. Is your base in DC?

    Winners don't quit. Quitters don't win.
    #1756196
    Kemi22Kemi22
    Participant

    Hi sacpa, yes, it is in DC.

    AUD - 78
    BEC - 79
    FAR - 80
    REG - 75
    Impossible is just a word.
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