Accounting Exit Opportunities

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Discuss exit opportunities from accounting. Share open roles & insights on interview prep.

CLA or BDO?

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I've got a CPA and am wondering about getting a CMA. Thoughts?

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anyone go from public to an FP&A role ? thoughts ??

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Best place to learn about other (non-accounting) opportunities? I’m an A2 in Audit, not getting my CPA, and I want to leave accounting, but don’t know the best place to go next/what else is out there

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Thoughts on plan? Do one busy season as audit S1 => move to FDD at another firm (top 6) for 2 -3 years => MBA (top 15) => investment banking (middle market)

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Would you accept a counter offer from your current employer? Curious if folks have done this in the past and how their experiences were like. Any consequences?

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How difficult is it to get a job at PCAOB? I’m interested in either PCAOB or big 4 quality / professional practice team LT, and wondering how I should prepare.

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Do you write cover letters? I usually write them but it feels like a waste of time.

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I am a senior rank 1 and I received an offer on linkedin to be a tax manager. How legitimate is this if they know I have only been in the profession about 3 years?

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For industry job postings that say “previous monthly close experience preferred/required”, how do you handle that if you only have public experience? Any tips on presenting myself as qualified?

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How do I frame it up in cover letter to prevent being dismissed as "overqualified" that I want to step back from higher level responsibility for a different role??? Need lifestyle change.

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Have any of you seen the implications of leaving without a new gig lined up? I’m in my 5th busy season and have wanted to quit for about 3.5 years. I’m not angry, desperate, etc. just want a break.

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It seems really easy to get a job offer going from one public firm to another currently. Even If it's a small firm to a bigger firm and getting a pay bump.

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All I want is a job with a casual dress policy, unlimited pto and less than 30 min commute. (I’m in nyc so the commute shouldn’t be too hard) do you think that’s asking for too much?

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What have you found is the best site to search for jobs? Linkedin seems to send not just jobs based on my filter but a bunch of others too. Continually sorting through loads of info.

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The more I look into it, the more I'm thinking of making the jump to a government job. Won't be rich, but never really wanted to be in the first place. Anyone have any experience with this?

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Second guessing going to a larger accounting firm.. local to national. Giving notice tomorrow. Liked at current firm and enjoy public accounting. Anyone have any thoughts

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If I have an offer from a competing B4 dated 6months ahead, do I need to notify when I accept/sign or that 6months later?

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Anyone actually gets a call from a company when applying directly on their website? I always get interviews when recruiters send my resume but never got a call if I apply directly...

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What are the optics for giving notice during busy season, but staying through it?

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