RE: Career Advice

I’ve been a CPA for 15 years and a controller for 10.5 and also have a background in public accounting.  I feel I am very qualified for a number of roles, but I have spent the past year working exclusively as a fractional controller for NetSuite clients.  My current role was changed, so I’m ready to move on.  I would love to stay in the NetSuite realm, and more specifically as a consultant.  I’ve been looking and looking, but I’m finding that I do not have the minimum experience for what I would like to do, so believe I’m going to have to take somewhat of a step backwards and accept a role that’s not necessarily commensurate with my years of experience as a whole.

Wondering how other folks got into the consulting industry…and bonus if you know of anyone who might be hiring for a more junior level role and would be willing to train and provide opportunities for growth.

MeganL Rookie Asked on August 17, 2022 in Jobs.
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Thanks Chris_Dieffenback for the insightful response!  I’ve done the LinkedIn “Open to work” and also registered with some places like Anderson Frank and Robert Half.  I left my last position (on good terms, and with offers of recommendations) so am not concerned with employer issues.  Great tip on ignoring the experience required.   I’m also okay with a “no” and take every experience as something to be learned.  I’ve also done quite a bit of research on the various types of roles and services consultants provide and do more every day.  I follow lots of forums for tips and tricks as well as the global knowledge is astounding.

Any thoughts on the importance of having NetSuite Certifications in advance of obtaining a job?

Again, really appreciate you taking the time to respond.

Rookie Answered on August 18, 2022.
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