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I have a new technical accounting boss. She is a CPA with several years of experience.

She recently expressed that Accounting isn't my field due to the repeated mistakes I make. However, I was hired knowing I had no previous experience. I don't get a lot of lessons. I finished my Bachelor's in Business last year. I have a hard time sitting at my desk for a full day, I eat at my desk, I don't have much movement, so I need to get away, but then I don't feel anyone else does that.

When I take classes, I want Accounting classes. I picked accounting because I felt confident, but now, not so much. So now I am just a little screwed up. Do I try for a new job or change careers to HR (which has been suggested on several occasions)??? I want to do Accounting, but I am not good at it. I'm a dancer that loves to dance, but suck at dancing!
 

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I'm sorry to hear that. FWIW it may just be that she is a bad teacher! Everyone makes mistakes, it's a big part of how we learn. If you're making the same mistakes over and over and have difficulty seeing that they're mistakes then that is different though. Needing to get away from your desk isn't necessarily a bad sign, but it may indicate that you're bored or aren't fully engaging with your work. Only you can know what is best for you, if you really enjoy accountancy then keep at it and your skills and knowledge will improve.
 

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A reverie: You move to HR in your present firm then are a key part of helping to exit New Technical Accounting Boss from the firm.
It could happen...
 
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I have a new technical accounting boss. She is a CPA with several years of experience.

She recently expressed that Accounting isn't my field due to the repeated mistakes I make. However, I was hired knowing I had no previous experience. I don't get a lot of lessons. I finished my Bachelor's in Business last year. I have a hard time sitting at my desk for a full day, I eat at my desk, I don't have much movement, so I need to get away, but then I don't feel anyone else does that.

When I take classes, I want Accounting classes. I picked accounting because I felt confident, but now, not so much. So now I am just a little screwed up. Do I try for a new job or change careers to HR (which has been suggested on several occasions)??? I want to do Accounting, but I am not good at it. I'm a dancer that loves to dance, but suck at dancing!

You want to do accounting, then stay where you’re happy. Sounds like a poor boss; a good boss sees his or her employee performing negatively and says ‘I/We have failed’ not singles the employee out. Then the boss tries to help the employee.

What seems to be your issues?
Careless mistakes (we all have them at times)
Lack of skill?
See if there’s a way work load can be lessened if they are unwilling to train so that you have time to learn.

I go to the gym during my lunch break. 12-2:30 is lunch at desk & gym. It’s my reset button, & then I work as late as needed. But 12-2:30 is my time. Take care of yourself.

I also meditate 20min am and 20min around 5pm.
 
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Also don’t expect first job to be the best job (or the worst). Sometimes switching a few times until you find that right job is needed.
 

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