I knew someone 64 who got into accounting and is doing very well - accounting is like nursing - there's always a need - If you like it, all the better. Plus you have the age factor to your advantage for jobs because you would be seen as seasoned, experienced and mature. Don't let age be a barrier for anything, who's gonna care in 100 years? Good luck!
posted: Jan. 14, 2013 @ 3:21p
You could just take the enrolled agent exam, and see if you like it. If you do, start going to school at night and get the CPA.
Senior Member - 4K
posted: Jan. 18, 2013 @ 5:37p
steve1jr said: ankitgu said: I think this depends on the person - for me, accounting and finance are some of the most creative things I could be doing and I really enjoy it for that reason.
Creative accounting could certainly be enjoyable while it lasted. Madoff style Believe me, it's certainly alive and well at big accounting firms (Ernst and Young, etc.) as well as at most caps at tax time.
posted: Jan. 19, 2013 @ 10:57a
Age is just a number, if you want to change your career and are motivated and understand you will probably have to start at the bottom then go for it.
Disclaimer: By providing links to other sites, FatWallet.com does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to FatWallet.com.
Members of our community may attach files to a post in accordance with the User Agreement. FatWallet is not responsible for the content, accuracy, completeness or validity of any information contained in any attached file. Files have *not* been scanned for viruses. Be especially wary of Excel files which may contain malicious content.
Earn Cash Back while you shop - just 3 simple steps.
1. Sign Up so we know who to pay! (It's FREE.)
2. Shop through FatWallet for deals from your favorite stores. Your online purchases earn Cash Back that builds in your FatWallet account.
3. Get Paid by requesting a payment via check or PayPal.
FatWallet coupons help you save more when shopping online. Use our Coupons Search to browse coupons and offers from thousands of stores, gathered into one convenient location.
As part of our FatWallet Community, you can share deals with almost a million shoppers in our forums. Forum content is generated by consumers for consumers. Share deals, money-saving tips, and more. It's FREE, fun, and addicting.
Our customer experience team is here around the clock - real people ready to assist.