Vernon Dozier in Seattle, Washington said: Hello folks,
Here's my situation: graduated 2003 with BA Business, accounting concentration. Worked for a commercial bank in their credit department for a year and a half, then left to pursue other interests.
Now, after working in an unrelated field (airline pilot), I'd like to get back into accounting. I'm scheduled to sit for FAR & BEC in early April, with the last two to follow shortly (thanks Becker!)
Question: what's the best way to approach my job search after I pass the exam? I am neither a new grad, nor an experienced candidate; so does this mean I'll need to use "special tactics" to get on the radar of bigger firms? Will having the exam recently completed give me a leg-up over new-grad job applicants?
Thanks for any info. Also, when do the Big Four typically conduct their recruiting?
Vernon, my starting point would be www.aicpa.org. I HAVE seen job openings related to banks and credit departments on CareerBuilder, but since that is not my area I didn't keep any record of them. I have 2 exams left to take and I am starting my search now, though the Big 4 is not a pool I'm fishing in.
I wish I could give you a better lead. You may also check out activities conducted by your local chapter of the State CPA association. They always have things going on.
I would mention the pilot thing! THAT would make you stand out to me if I were recruiting! I think a lot of us are wannabe superheroes, and after the "Sully" incident, you make catch a bit of the "halo effect."