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September 26, 2023

Finance to accounting now……

I graduated with Finance degree in 2008 and since finance jobs were hard to find I ended up going into mortgage brokering where learned sales and luckily was in a part of the country where the housing crisis wasn’t as bad and did a lot of refinances. The bank I was working for paid for my certificate in accounting starting in 2010 and ended up finishing in 2012. The company got out of banking and the mortgage industry but luckily not before they had paid for me accounting education. I got hired at a small home construction company from 2012 to 2014 to help with their books and getting loans from banks and was able to pass the CPA exams during that time.
No big accounting firms were interested when talked to them because had too much experience for an entry level accounting job. I then got hired at a small accounting firm and now in the middle of tax season and found out that one of our major companies that does overseas work is going to get a bigger accounting firm to handle it from now on which makes me the first one to be laid off I assume right after April 15.
So I will have had half year true public accounting experience and just wondering whether it is worth to try and find another accounting firms’ so can get the experience or just try to go in another direction. It is just frustrating having studied so hard and put so much time into accounting but not able to do anything with it.
I know this was a long post but any suggestions would help.  

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