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Old 12-06-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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I've been looking for accounting or financial analysis job since I moved to Charlotte 2 weeks ago. (I have good education and many years experience in Canada). Everyday I got many calls from all kinds of staffing agents, they all say my background is strong and resume looks great, but so far I haven't got a serious on-site interview. I also apply to direct-hire positions online by myself everyday but haven't got any response.
I can see there are many accounting jobs coming out everyday, but wonder how competitive the market is in Charlotte for mid-senior level accountants? how long it takes to land a job? is it a good place for me to survive?
Would thank for any insight.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: NC
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Charlotte has a good market for accounting jobs, but you haven't specified what you were looking for? Are you looking for public accounting or private industry?

Check out John Shelton from Robert Half on linkedin. He places alot of mid/senior level accountants in Charlotte. Otherwise a number of local public firms are currently hiring.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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Very nice to know that, thanks.
I prefer private industry doing financial analysis, or cost analysis, or full-cycle accounting/reporting. My strength is technical and analytic skills. I have dual education in accounting and management information system, familiar with many financial module and tools and database management.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Are you looking for jobs at the major corporations like Bank of America and Wells Fargo?
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I've been looking for accounting or financial analysis job since I moved to Charlotte 2 weeks ago. (I have good education and many years experience in Canada). Everyday I got many calls from all kinds of staffing agents, they all say my background is strong and resume looks great, but so far I haven't got a serious on-site interview. I also apply to direct-hire positions online by myself everyday but haven't got any response.
I can see there are many accounting jobs coming out everyday, but wonder how competitive the market is in Charlotte for mid-senior level accountants? how long it takes to land a job? is it a good place for me to survive?
Would thank for any insight.
Look at Bank of the Ozarks. They recently bought into the area & are expanding.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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Thanks for suggestions.
So far I have applied for different size companies, big ones, smaller ones.
I had a couple of interviews in the past weeks, I felt good as I answered all the questions, but all interviewers said they had many candidates, blahblah.
I wonder how many candidates could apply for a position? Is Canadian experience and education recognized here? Are employers here picky? Is interview process tough here?
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: NC
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With the move towards international accounting standards anyways, I wouldn't be too concerned with Canadian experience. You have dealt with GAAP before?

The management information systems dual degree is a plus. Do you have specific experience with SAP or another big system?
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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With the move towards international accounting standards anyways, I wouldn't be too concerned with Canadian experience. You have dealt with GAAP before?

The management information systems dual degree is a plus. Do you have specific experience with SAP or another big system?
I have about 5 years experience in GAAP, very familiar with SAP (FI/CO), Oracle, Hyperion (about 2-4 years in each), other systems in the market are more or less the same.
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