Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceOther - Business & Finance · 6 months ago

Switching over from accounting to finance? Advice for entry level?

I graduated with my bachelors in accounting last year. I have held a few accounting positions since 2018. Currently, I'm just finding that accounting really does not fulfill me at all. Right now I've landed myself an entry level cash transaction administrator position. The continuous data entry is really making me deadly bored. I am hoping to get into finance investing. However, i did not study finance in college so that's an obvious disadvantage.

Since I am currently in private equity accounting, not yet as an accountant but as a cash administrator. I assume private equity accounting would increase my chances of getting a finance position . However my company requires a ridiculous amount of overtime so I am unsure about the length of time I'd continue staying with them any further. I just started this company about two months ago.

My goal is to become portfolio manager within finance. I want to get into investing However I don't have a finance background or internship experience. Any experienced professionals who can offer me some advice on ways I should get started?

I am very aware that finance requires different technical skills from accounting field.

2 Answers

  • 6 months ago

    You need to get some certification or degree before the finance dept will even be interested in speaking with you.

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  • Damien
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    6 months ago

    just do a 1 or 2 yr finance community college diploma or certificate and u open the door

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