ps55 in Summerville, South Carolina said: I am desparately needing to make a career change at age 55. I got my bachelors in acctg in 1981 and have worked as an auditor for the government and am now an accounting manager . I am topped out at my current job and feel I don't have what it takes to be competitive. I am wondering if I should look into studying for the CPA exam. Do you need to have a masters degree? I am worried that I am too old and have been out of school for too long but I have to do something. Any suggestions, advice????
You don't need a masters but you do need 150 college credits in mosst states to take the exam now. The requirements vary according to states. Sommetimes we have to look ino other places CFO at non profits in NY can me six figures. You should take while you have recent work experience as NY requires two years work experience to get your CPA. New Jersey requires one year work experience. ps Sabanes Oxley will open the doors up to us oldies.