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How can I get into an accounting firm without experience? I have a masters degree in accounting amd am currently studying for the CPA exam. I have a lot of experience but nothing in accounting.

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Apply for entry level positions. Almost all big 4 and mid tier firms are looking for good entry level candidates and have associate positions posted on their websites.

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Yeah something is definitely happening in the interview process. I had a college professor tell me once if you have the interview you’re qualified and capable to do the job. The interview is determining whether or not your potential colleagues want to spend eight hour days with you.

Demand for accountants is at an all time high. With your masters degree in accounting, studying for the exam and your experience (regardless of what your experience is in) you shouldn’t have any issue getting started in an accounting firm. Apply to entry level roles, even an internship. If you pass the exam in the meantime it’s even better.

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Thank you Imad! I actually interviewed at CohnReznick, at the NYC office, over this past summer for an entry level associate position, but did not receive an offer. I also worked as a temp at CohnReznick in Roseland during tax season 2019 and I really enjoyed my time there. I really think that your firm offers great growth potential.

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I got into big 4 in my mid 30s. I leveraged my first career and got a masters of accounting.

Well, I just started this year. I got lucky with being on a major client, so I am staffed all year round, which would make progression easier. Overall despite the age difference I feel they have been pretty fair with me with oppurtunities and I get along with my team well.

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