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Which state for finance and accounting jobs?

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Hello,

Which states should we be looking at for a fair chance at finance and accounting jobs? And I also like to ask if one starts from the bottom at bookkeeping or something ... how possible is working up the ladder?

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Depends on your experience and what you're looking for. I'm in accounting and can tell you the national unemployment rate for accountants is extremely low (around 1%) so the market overall is very good.

If your background is in banking, then go to NYC or Charlotte. If your background is in manufacturing, then go to an area heavy in manufacturing.

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But NYC is very expensive so make sure you can afford it before depending on getting a job here.


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Depends on your experience and what you're looking for. I'm in accounting and can tell you the national unemployment rate for accountants is extremely low (around 1%) so the market overall is very good.

If your background is in banking, then go to NYC or Charlotte. If your background is in manufacturing, then go to an area heavy in manufacturing.

I'm actually asking for my husband. He has degrees in accounting and finance. He's working (in his home country) as Finance Manager for an American market research company. We asked about a transfer ... and we basically got a "apply and see" answer. He has over 12 years experience in the field and 7 years at this company. He's qualified in SAP, hyperion and some other programs. I'll have to ask him specifically.

We're wondering if he's degrees and experience is even worth anything in the US? He can do the job inside and outside ... just question of getting foot in the door. But everyone has this same problem grrr

what we are looking for ... not sure. We're expecting to have to start from the bottom ... but he's hopefully to work up the ladder.He's willing to work in accounting like accounts payable etc but in the long run wants to work in finance. Any and all information would be appreciated. We're looking at Cali, Texas and Georgia as we know people there ... but job-wise really clueless :P

But NYC is very expensive so make sure you can afford it before depending on getting a job here.

Not really keen on NY for that reason.

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If he has experience in IFRS - International Financial Reporting Standards he should be able to get a decent job. Just do a job search and see the types of accounting jobs in demand. Then match it with his experience and you have that as a starting point for job hunting.


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