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I'm 28 and wanting to make a career change in to accounting. What is the fastest way to do it?

I'm from IT, but worked for a couple of IT firms. Being in this firm, I had to familiarise myself with accounting softwares and how to use them. I gained an interest in them, and now hope to shift to it. Where do I start?

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    • Jason Sin

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      Answered 3w ago

      Perhaps you could take up a course in accounting to see if you really like accounting. You could consider combine your IT skills with accounting to make yourself more marketable. Just my humble opinion.

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    • HC Tang, Financial Enthusiast, Budgeting at The Society
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      Answered 4w ago

      Doing full accounts means you'll need Degree in Accouting or CPA or ACCA which takes times / $ and may not pass at 1 go.

      Instead of Accounting, shoul focus on IT accounting software consultancy etc since you have the background.

      Fastest way ? Advertise yourself for freelance services or even community services for charitable organizations in helping the company when they try to buy new accounting software / migrated existing accounts. Gaining experience and add on to your portfolio is fastest way to gain grounds on Accounting / IT.

      Note: The future is on FinTech (IT + Finance + Accounts), do join startup networking events, FinTech talks / conference to find out more and talk to the people to get more opportunities by networking!

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