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What is the best path for me to get a job doing forensic accounting for the IRS or a similar EU body?
posted by Work Related MeFi to Work & Money (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I am currently the bookkeeper for a small business and am taking on my first client as a personal accountant next week. I have completed all of my training and tests to be a certified bookkeeper, and am around half way through the two years of experience needed to claim that credential. I have attended college but have no degree. I am 27.
I enjoy accounting and feel very passionately that people ought to pay what they owe to the government. I would love to get a job with the IRS and even more with a comparable EU body. To a lesser extent I would be happy to work for the FBI or Interpol or a similar body. I am not interested in working for the Big Four or doing divorce cases.
What is my best path? I would prefer to not have to go back to school, but I expect that I may well need to do that. Is there a career latter I can climb, some kind of work experience that I can get now that will help prepare me to do the kind of more specialized work I want to do later?
Is CPA really the most important thing, or should I go for an Accounting degree, or is there some other education that would help more?
Any advice is welcome, thanks.