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#1 ritu

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:17 PM

Hi,

 

I am a CA, CS qualified from india with about 2-3 years of work experience. I am moving to California by end of this year on a H4 Visa.

 

I understand that CPA would be an ideal option for me to adapt to the US version of the CA. But i have heard news that getting a sponsorship post the CPA would be an issue:(

 

Would like some suggestion on the following:

a) Any other education options for 1-2 years max which would make me employable

B) If its CPA then how to get a H1B sponsorer. Would big 4's be up for recruiting a candidate in my position?

 

Am currently a  bit confused , so would appreciate help on the above!!

 

Thanks in advance

 

Ritu



#2 vdesi

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:17 PM

Hi Ritu,

First things first, get your educational evaluation done and apply for sitting for the CPA Exam.

Once you pass the exam you will need one year expirence to get your license.

The good news is that in the coming 3 to 5 years there will be a good demand for accountants (CPAs) and so you should be in good shape.

All the best.



#3 ritu

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:57 PM

@ Vdesi -Thanks for the post.

 

But being on a H4 is my chances of employability on a CPA less? Is there any ways to get over this? Would converting to a F1 VISA help?

 

 

Ritu



#4 vdesi

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:10 PM

Hey Ritu,

Sorry for the late reply.

Do the first things first.

Getting your CPA will definitely make you more employable.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Thanks,

-NT 







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