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Starting a career in accounting.

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So I’ve been in the cooking industry for almost 10 years now I’ve finally decided it’s time for a change. I’m 22 and I feel like I’m still young enough to switch careers without having huge amount of responsibilities. What brings me here is because I’m interested in working in accounting but I’m not sure really where to start. For example, should I apply to a community college of some sort and build credits and if so do big name colleges even accept them? I want to be able to work my way to or damn near close to the big 4. If anybody got advice or some words of advice, please let me know.

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K M
Title: Accountant
Company: Not Disclosed
(Accountant, Not Disclosed) |

First off - you've been in the cooking industry since age 12! Wow! Impressive.
At 22, you are college age so try for the colleges that meet your personal needs/budget whether big name or community. If you are like most people who need to work while attending school, then be realistic about that. The key thing here is just to GET STARTED on your path.

Good luck.

D F
Title: Banquet chef
Company: OHC
(Banquet chef, OHC) |

Thank you. It’s just where do I start is the question.

K M
Title: Accountant
Company: Not Disclosed
(Accountant, Not Disclosed) |

Start with the local community college. Ask around first to see if their acctg program has a good reputation.

C Ku
Title: Accountant, CPA
Company: SF based SAAS
(Accountant, CPA, SF based SAAS) |

If your goal is to work for a Big 4, then consider looking into the education requirements of your state to qualify for CPA Licensure. That will help you focus in on the type of college courses that would contribute as stepping stones towards a future in this profession, however far you end up going.

D F
Title: Banquet chef
Company: OHC
(Banquet chef, OHC) |

Thank you, I’m truthfully nervous. I’m not scared to try new things but I am scared to fail. After years of being a perfectionist literally, failing is not an option lol but it does help you learn so

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