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TigerRob20
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re: Career advice
CISA

CISSP

Both require work experience, but that is easily gained when you find the right job.

If you go down the route of accounting/audit, look me up later. Our practice is always looking for new people.

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OweO
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re: Career advice
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After reading several of your stories on here, I can't even begin to imagine what is boring to you



I can't figure out if this is an insult or a compliment.. Or just a comment that isn't meant to be either one.


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Wes225
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re: Career advice
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CISA CISSP Both require work experience, but that is easily gained when you find the right job. If you go down the route of accounting/audit, look me up later. Our practice is always looking for new people.

Will do, thanks.


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Wes225
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re: Career advice
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jchamil

probably transactional


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Breesus
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re: Career advice
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Career advice


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I'm looking at going into accounting or going to law school after graduating undergrad.


My advice is to figure out what kind of career you want before applying to one of those shxools


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TDFreak
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Career advice
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I'm looking at going into accounting or going to law school after graduating undergrad.


Are you talking about graduate level accounting? Or an accounting job?

I wouldn’t take the sole advice of a message board to decide my career, but my gut reaction is this: if you’re not sure, why not get a job in accounting and make some money while you think about law school?

If you go into law, you’ll have tens of thousands in student loans (unless you’re already from a wealthy family), and in the end you may not like your law job OR paying off student loans for 20+ years. But you can’t quit practicing law because you have to pay off your student loans. I’ve seen this first hand.


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Mingo Was His NameO
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re: Career advice
I'm in accounting. If you want to go to law school, I wouldn't advise you against it if you want to do tax law/stay in accounting. I actually work with a few dozen I'd say that have law degrees and LMM (or LML can't remember). There is some serious money in M&A and other accounting related law (unclaimed property, etc.) If you want to get really real, go to law school and get your CPA and punch your ticket to $$$.

With all of that said, "just" a CPA is still good. I'm finishing mine up and enjoy what I do. Usually law isn't all it's cracked up to be and the ROI isn't really there, but you'd do well in accounting.


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dandan
Member since Nov 2007
1945 posts

re: Career advice
Go into accounting and in a good industry. Learn the business and not just the accounting methods and you will be pretty valuable.


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AUCE05
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Member since Dec 2009
23521 posts

re: Career advice
I have taken accounting for my MBA. I can't think of a more boring field. You have to fricking love money to do it.


Mingo Was His NameO
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re: Career advice
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I have taken accounting for my MBA. I can't think of a more boring field. You have to fricking love money to do it.


Financial accounting 101 (which is what you took) is not what a lot of accountants do especially if you have post graduate education. I've never made a journal entry in my career.
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Collegedropout
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Member since May 2017
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re: Career advice
jdunderground.com


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soccerfüt
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re: Career advice
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Anybody have any advice
PIIHB

Pics of her too, svp.

Wes, please tell me there’s a her.


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NOLA08179
Member since Dec 2017
47 posts

re: Career advice
MM disagrees with you. Rolling up to Southern every day is the highlight of her life.


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kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
42421 posts

re: Career advice
Don't go to law school. It's miserable and there's no jobs at the end. Accounting isn't bad, but the jobs in Louisiana are few and far between. Texas has tons of accounting jobs.

If you want to stay in 225, watch youtube episodes of "Refined" be a welder/pipefitter baw.


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Titus Pullo
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re: Career advice
Learn a trade, son.


OweO
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re: Career advice
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Titus Pullo


STFU


liz18lsu
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Member since Feb 2009
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re: Career advice
I am in corporate tax, always been in industry and love it. Got a call from a headhunter today for a $160K Property Tax manager position. Not sure I want to leave Naples for Miami.

I don't have a CPA, I passed 3 parts and moved from LA to FL and the timing was just wrong. Obviously get your CPA. I just have been lucky.

Everyone says you should do a stint with the Big 4/Public Accounting. I would never ever go into Public Accounting. But that is just me.

Lastly, if you are in LA, LEAVE. My salary doubled when I left.


zeebo
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re: Career advice
Law degree is great, but what do you do that makes you feel alive? As a lawyer you get to teach, be a counselor, be an entertainer whatever you want to do you can find a way to do it. Your personality and desire to succeed are much more important that whether you choose acct or law. You can be happy at either.


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MusclesofBrussels
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re: Career advice
Damn Liz, everyone here is impressed


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