Finished BS in Accounting-need help

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I have just finished my BS in Accounting---I am loking for an Entry Level position---I have been a Night Auditor--Have done Accounts Receivables, Billing --Posting and updating AR accounts--worked one
season for H& R Block dong taxes-took additonal courses at H& R Block--in taxation--finished an Excel 2007 on -line an received certificate-can anyone suggest a strategy on how to enter the accounting field--I am 49 years old--people have said i am to old???
please help
thanks Gary
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On Sat, 24 Nov 2007 16:16:05 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:

Move to an area of the country where help is needed.
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I presently live in Connecticut---not far from New York--but I have submitted several resumes to the New York area to no avail---they say it is because I do not live close enough to Mnahattan----is there a website that i can go to that is regional in parts of the county --that are need of entry level accountants???do you think with my experience that i am entry level?
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On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 07:20:39 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:

I work over in Stamford, CT. The pay there is almost as good as NYC and they are always looking for accountants. I just need 4 more classes for my degree. I think they are discriminating against you because your lack of experience, not age. Try applying for a/p or a/r jobs, but don't expect to get more than $40K per year. Work your way up to journal entries.
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I am taking my final course at Fairfield University, in fairfield, CT---I am presently doing accounts receivables along with auditing--have done some tax work--any places in stamford hiring that you are aware of????
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On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 06:48:53 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:

Just go to any Stamford headhunter and register.
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On Sat, 24 Nov 2007 16:16:05 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:

When I graduated I was 32 and I was told the same thing. Time has proven that they were right. Basically, unless your far luckier than I was, you have to be satisfied with the scraps.
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A couple of things working against you, age and experience. However, for the right employer, those same things might be in your favor. Try looking for a position accounting for the types of companies that you had previously worked for......unless you've been a college student for 30 years.
Work on using that 30 years of experience to land an accounting job in the same industry. Your working experience does count for more than you may believe. Instead of starting at the very bottom, consider it a side step. Certainly you have something to offer those businesses that some pimple faced kid out of school whose only experience was asking if they wanted to up-size that meal.
It'll still be tough, but working that angle may provide an easier path - you already know that business - you speak their language.
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