USA Looking for CPA related guidance.


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I currently have a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science but I’m looking to become a licensed CPA. In my state (North Carolina), 150 credit hours of college courses (with at least 30 in Accounting concentrations) are required in order to sit for the exam. I have 120 credit hours, and will be taking Accounting classes to make up the other 30 hours needed. In addition, I must have at least one year of work experience under the supervision of a current CPA.

With all that said, my questions are the following (both questions are assuming that I’ve passed the CPA exam): 1) Will I be at a disadvantage looking for employment in the accounting field if I have a non-accounting related Bachelor’s Degree, but have an Associate’s Degree in Accounting? 2) Once I’ve completed one year of employment in the accounting field and officially become a license CPA, will I still be at a disadvantage looking for work because I don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting?
 
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kirby

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Pls check on the following. My read of North Carolina CPA licensing is that to be a North Carolina CPA you need "a bachelors degree with a concentration in accounting". Reference is NCGS chapter 93-12. So I just want you to make sure you are clear on the requirements before you proceed.
 
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It never hurts to have additional knowledge to add to your core discipline.

Someone I know is a patent attorney for Texas Instruments. But he also has a degree in Electrical Engineering. I'm sure TI likes that and that's why they use him. ;)
 

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