Should I take the CPA Exam?

USA Discussion in 'Career and Jobs' started by Gbainthis, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Gbainthis


    Jan 2, 2019
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    I moved to the US about 4 months ago. I am a member of the ACCA, UK (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) + MSc in Forensic Accounting from a U.K. University. I have also obtained the CFE Certification and a member of the ACFE here in the US. I had my foreign credentials evaluated and has the requirements to take the CPA Exam. I am finding it hard to get an accounting related employment and wondering if taking the CPA exam could possibly lead to employment opportunity giving my lack of US work experience that has been the concern of 2 accounting agencies that invited me for interviews. I have a temporary assignment with a tax preparer that is neither paying well nor challenging me. Prior to studying in the U.K., I have largely worked as an accountant (in industry) in Africa for over 7 years.

    I live in Virginia, any advice or experience shared will be appreciated.
    Gbainthis, Jan 2, 2019
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