Accounting Clerk as a Way to Get Through the Doors?

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k7cody in Saint George, Utah

27 months ago

I will be graduating in less then a month with my Bachelor's in Accounting. I have been looking for accounting employment for quite a while. There are hardly any entry level staff accountant positions out there, and when there is, hundreds apply.

Would it be a horrible idea to get into a large company with advancement opportunities as an accounting clerk? I could then work hard, prove myself, move onto bigger tasks and look to be promoted as a staff accountant, assistant controller, and so on...

Is this a realistic plan? Starting low to get through the doors and then working my way up? If so, is it a bad thing to ask prospective employers about advancement opportunities before accepting an accounting clerk job?

Thank you in advance,
Cody

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