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How did you get your start doing accounting clerk work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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Electriclady in Toronto, Ontario

77 months ago

I went to college and took a 3-year Business Admin. program majoring in Accounting. The program has a co-op program. So after my second semester, I was able to find a company who wanted co-op students to work for them. So I worked as an accounting clerk for about 8 months and went back to school again. I'm a graduate now, and I work as an accounting clerk in a very reputable company.

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April in Toronto, Ontario

70 months ago

Recently finished my computerized accounting training to familiarize myself with the most used accounting softwares and its two months now I still don’t have a coop/placement in accounting. Man it’s hard to get coop/volunteer work in accounting for the experience . Any ideas anyone maybe im looking in all the wrong places

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Teaa Gibson in Bowie, Maryland

70 months ago

where can someone direct me to take computerized training to learn different accounting systems..like lotus or quickbooks. to give myself an advantage as i enter the accounting workfield?

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Dee in Ann Arbor, Michigan

69 months ago

I bascially learned on the job. I did take bookkeeping in high school, many eons ago. I also did some billing, posting and collections here and there but I never aspired to be a Accounting Clerk. I was, and still am, afraid of numbers BUT as fate would have it, or should I say luck? No, fate (smile). Here I am doing the thing I most feared. I started out as a temp doing office/cleridal work. Got hired permanently and had the title Office Assistant III. The job duties increased to more financial obligations. I was then called a Financial Assistant III. The place I work at wanted to be equal with standard market (corporate) titles then I became a Accounting Clerk Intermediate. The next step would be Accounting Clerk Senior. And, of course I seem to have more and more duties as the years go by (6 years now.) As of late, with the economic crises hoovering about, I've been looking into other career fields and lo and behold, they name accounting as one of the top 10 career fields that are likely to have jobs in the future! So, I figure, I'm already in here, why not learn more accounting skills.

I'm planning to take accounting courses at the community college and might even get a certification or a associates degree in it. By me learning on the job, I know how to do accounting "their" way which may not be the industry standard. I need to learn more "high end" accounting terms and procedures. I have very little accounting software experience. I need to learn those also. I found this great accounting website which lists all the accountng terms and have free lessons, drills, exams and puzzles: www.accountingcoach.com/accounting-terms/accounting-dictionary/ Good luck to all of you who are looking for work.

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cocojambo in Surrey, British Columbia

57 months ago

I am in the same boat as electriclady, doing a bachelor's degree in business administration and an accounting designation and i started working full time while in my 3rd year - no COOP, went out and looked for a job on my own. I started off in the merchandising department as a inventory analyst for a temp job, and lone behold there was an AR specialist opportunity in the accounting department, I applied and was a perfect fit for it! I also learned a lot of accounting from websites like accountingcoach and www.accountingscholar.com

Best of luck to all those looking for finance/accounting work, there are opportunities out there and as business & taxation becomes more complex, there will always be a need for accountants!

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SHAW in Toronto, Ontario

36 months ago

Host said: How did you get your start doing accounting clerk work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

yesss duhh every accounting firms need an educational background and they will not hire a person who does not have an experince nor would they hire a person without a degree. you need to have university level education.

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Tamara Hughey in Austin, Texas

34 months ago

This new year I'm wanting to look for an accounting clerk position I know there are positions where you don't have to have a degree. I worked at a check place for 6 and half years and gained all my experience in bank recinciliations and everything.

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Jane in Toronto, Ontario

20 months ago

Whose company could give an Co-op Opportunity related to Accounting field?

I just gradute for 3 years accounting and finance Program.

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