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I’m in my early 40s in tax. Don’t think I will stay in PA for much longer, but also don’t think I want to go industrial jobs. What are my options?

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What if I don’t know what I want to do after I leave audit at a PA firm? There are so many paths to choose from. How did you choose?

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How much do Technical Accounting Managers make in MCOL areas?

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Seeking advice: Been in IT Audit for a Big 4 for 6 years, almost completing M1 year. While I could stay another 2 years before senior manager, I feel like I have no work life balance and my salary jum… more

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Would jumping from B4 audit as an S1 to a small advisory firm be a bad move long term?

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Is it hard to get a job at amazon when you have big4 experience?

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How’s the culture within the audit departments at Microsoft, Amazon, and Google? They all seem to have job postings pretty frequently..

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I have a recruiter call on Monday and I need some calming words.
I like my current role and the flexibility I have in when and where I work. However, the roll the recruiter is looking to fill appears t… more

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My industry job is getting frustrating 6 months in so will I ever be happy at any accounting job??

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What do you know about consolation accounting jobs in PA, does it have the same exit ops as audit ?

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I recently got the CPA. What is a good certificate to get for better opportunities in the future? Just looking for something to study.

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Looking for guidance... I am a 2nd year staff about to be senior with 2 busy seasons behind me. I have been assigned nothing but first year clients since I entered public, and have had pretty bad mana… more

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Looking for advice for exit public accounting firm. I have almost 3 years audit experience and SA 1 now.

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Exit big four as a manager to industry as a senior accountant. The company itself is in a niche market with a lot of potential. Is it a bad move for my career?

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Anyone work in SEC reporting? What’s it like as an exit from advisory?

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Looking for a bit of insight/advice. I am currently a Senior Auditor making 88k in the DFW area. My firm is a small firm and besides hating the work I don’t have any cons with the actual firm/boss I w… more

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I made an average $300 a day sports betting for the last month, is this a sign to create a business for YouTube content?

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Hello all! I recently left public accounting after 1.5 years and started an accounting role at a midsized health insurance company ($60k-$65k) that I absolutely loved for the last month. I recently r… more

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I’m an audit senior with 3 YOE, how difficult is it to move into FP&A?

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How long is it taking people to get call backs after submitting applications?

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Considering getting out public. Canada, SM in public with 12 years of experience in assurance. Currently at $125k. What is the exit comp I should be looking at given this market?

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One manager made me come to this group..

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Considering getting out of public and into an Assistant Controller role. Medium size company. HCOL. What salary should I be asking for? People who have made similar switches, how was your experience?

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Former B4 auditor with 3 busy seasons under my belt, 1 year of FAAS and 8 months of technical accounting. Currently taking my CPA. I’m trying to seek for a FP&A role with no forecasting/budgeting … more

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What’s the average base compensation for accounting manager’s in MCOL Industry not PA? Is it better to take an assistant controller role at a smaller company or accounting manager role at a larger com… more

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I'm tired of the narrative of long hours and high-stress environment of busy season being brushed off as "that's just public accounting" because no it's not. The problem is poor … more

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Hello All I am looking for jobs in Investment Banking and operations. Having 12+ yrs of exp in Mutual Funds, Hedge Fund operations and fund accounting. appreciate the leads on the same.

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i have two exit options — AVP HF accounting at Alt Inv fintech firm 4days in office w high stress at higher comp w bonus further potential even higher comp vs. cool and big ops raw pet food accounting… more

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Why internal audit get so high paid?

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Is having a cfa level 1 can make me transition from tax to advisory

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Hi, I am a tax advisor in the UK who has 5 years of experience working in corporate tax. I am ACA qualified and I have worked with clients in different industries but currently work with clients withi… more

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How important is having a recruiter/contact for finding new jobs? I’m starting to look for my first industry job and I’ve talked with a few recruiters but I’m wondering how effective it is to just app… more

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Which tax software do you use for yourself and family if you prepare taxes at a public accounting firm but do not want to use the firm’s tax software?
I do not like using turbo tax (user version) for m… more

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Growing tired of public accounting. I have 2 years audit experience for large, public companies and 2 years accounting advisory/capital market transaction work for similar clients and some private equ… more

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If your contract says “90 consecutive days” before receiving a bonus, do you count only Monday through Friday?

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Tax manager with 9 years experience, cannot find an industry role to save my life. My background is partnerships (real estate), but every industry role asks for heavy ASC 740 experience so I’m always … more

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Do I have to list all the full time jobs I had on my resume?

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Hi everyone,

I am looking for a remote or hybrid role in North Austin, TX area.

Background:

Sr. Acc - 3 years

manage small team

ensure compliance with 100+ different contracts

month end close, JEs, recons

annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting

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Hi Everyone, I am currently exploring new career opportunities and wanted to leverage fishbowl to discover potential openings. 3 years audit experience in financial services, 3 years accounting adviso… more

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