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Accountant after usna

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by jimbob, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. jimbob

    jimbob 5-Year Member

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    I was wondering if anyone ever graduated from usna and then became a CPA? Also if so, what did they major in? Thanks :smile:
     
  2. 1964BGO

    1964BGO 5-Year Member

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    Yes... I did after I left active duty. I actually began taking the courses required by the profession while I still was in the Navy, and finished the work on the GI Bill. You will find most reputable schools will be able to help you lay out the required courses to meet the requirements in the state in which you will be practicing. No big deal.
     
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    jimbob 5-Year Member

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    what about the posibility of someone becoming an actuary? thank you so much!
     
  4. Memphis9489

    Memphis9489 5-Year Member

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    You're asking about becoming a CPA after leaving the Navy - right?

    I imagine academy graduates have become all kinds of occupations after leaving the Navy. Nuclear power plant directors, airline pilots, lawyers, doctors, accountants, professors, etc ...

    I know a classmate of mine who is happily employed as a fireman.
     
  5. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Yeap just as Memphis says above Academy grads do all kinds of things after they either leave or retire from service. I have classmates and friends that are doing all kinds of things. Heck we had one classmate join the Peace Corps when they left active duty. I have friends that work for the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, defense contractors, government employees, lawyers, politicians, salesmen, doctors, firemen, paramedics, teachers, etc. Any profession you can think of I am sure there is an academy grad tackling it. As far as CPA goes, I would probably think economics or quantitative economics would be the best path as far as USNA majors. But, with that said and as 64 mentions above, more schooling will be required and could even be accomplished while on active duty if the opportunity arises.
     
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    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    We had a USNA '02 sponsor son, Quantitative Econ major. Did his five years, used GI bill to get CPA, went through Lucas Group for Junior Military Officer placement, has an excellent position with major U.S. airline corporate HQ in accounting, with all the nice travel perks and a path upward. I would think Math or Q-Econ.
     
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    1964BGO 5-Year Member

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    For CPA you have to have some idea of the specific requirements of the state(s) in which you expect to be practicing - most states have some specific course requirements which must be taken. I took a course heavy in finance and accounting subjects as I was guided by the department chairman.
     

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