Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Finding A Job As A New CPA – Featuring Barry Dufrene

After graduation, finding a job can be difficult. This is because most individuals are just starting out and have limited – if any – experience in their field. This is especially true for new Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) as companies might be wary of someone with no hands on experience when it comes to handling the financial lives of others. As a CPA for over 3 decades, Barry Dufrene is very familiar with this struggle. Here’s a little information on how he was able to succeed in the area.

The good news is, due to the current state of the US economy, CPAs are desired by business and individuals alike at an all-time high rate. This is due to confusing changes made to tax compliance laws. Individuals as well as larger companies are searching for CPAs who are familiar with the new processes to keep them ethical and in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

A new CPA should plan on finding an entry-level position even if the ultimate goal is starting his or her own accounting firm. The experience gained – even if on a smaller scale – will be beneficial for providing a rapport with potential clients as well as offering a peek into what it will really be like to start a company. Some states even require an individual to gain several years of practical experience before he or she is allowed to take the certification exam. This can actually serve as a benefit providing hands on knowledge potential competitors may not have.

Barry Dufrene is a CPA who resides in Morgan City, Louisiana. He has over 32 years of experience and continues to use his talents not only for business but for the betterment of his community.