Hi, first of all I congratulate you for the professionalism of the blog.
I think I got in trouble, because I enrolled in a SAP FI CO course without having any skill or experience in accounting/finance. I realize the absurdity of the thing, which even the teacher showed me in a more or less concealed way. From what I know, a SAP FI CO certification is not enough if I don’t have skills or experience in accounting, though teacher said that we’ll study and deepen accounting concepts. Now that i can’t go back anymore (I’ve already paid the course), is there any pretext to say that I didn’t throw away my money? What can I do? Tips?
Yes, you are right – usually people who go for SAP FI/CO training have some prior knowledge of accounting. I also understand your situation – it must be really painful to realize that you can’t go back and refund your money.
But from my point of view, your situation is not hopeless. I know many SAP FI consultants that only had a degree in information technology (and no experience in accounting) when started their careers in the SAP field. They had to learn accounting in parallel with learning SAP.
My suggestion is that you should try to do a similar thing that these people did – start learning basic financial/accounting skills in parallel with learning SAP. I don’t know where you are located but for sure you can find many free accounting courses online. For example, I recommend to try accounting courses at Coursera.
You don’t need to be an expert in accounting for being and SAP FI/CO consultant. Basic knowledge of financial accounting should be enough to get started. And with more experience with SAP FI/CO, you will also be more knowledgeable about accounting.
I hope that my answer helps and wish you good luck with FI/CO training and career!