Getting a CPA License

I have passed 3 of the 4 CPA exam parts and am sitting for the final part in a few weeks. So far, I have passed everything on the first try.
Although I have a lot of business and accounting-related experience as an
Operations Manager for a Fortune 100 company, I don't have an accounting title, and I have no CPA in my local organization. However, my state requires a CPA to sign-off on my application to vouch for my experience.
Has anyone else been in this position, and/or can anyone offer any advice as to how I can proceed in this situation? I make over $100k in my current position, so this inhibits my ability to simply change jobs - I can't afford too much of a pay cut.
Thanks for any advice.
Heidi
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I believe you either need to "put in the hours" for "public" auditing, accounting and/or tax work at a public firm ( ie" public "cpa firm") ..... or....Take "x" ( see your state cpa society guidelines ) amount of graduate level accounting courses......

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See what your state requires for people in your situation. Often times you can get the CPA firm that audits you to sign off, other times it's someone else up the chain (a CPA) at your company, that oversees your work in some manner, that can sign off. Maybe someone at "corporate".
Again, your state Board of Accountancy and/or the State Society of CPA's will be able to guide you here.
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Paul A. Thomas, CPA
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