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Completion of at least one internship in college is highly recommended to prepare for entry-level accounting and auditing positions. Specialized positions require 1 to 10 years of additional accounting experience. For example, management accountants need one to two years of accounting experience, and tax accountants need two to five years of general taxation experience. Aspiring financial officers need to obtain up to 10 years of experience in lower-level management positions of increasing responsibility.

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