Accounting Exit Opportunities

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

What are people’s thoughts on leaving Big 4 to open your own shop doing bookkeeping, payroll, and taxes??

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Can anyone refer me to Bang energy?

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I’ve been working in personal tax ever since joining a public firm. When I look at exit opportunities in industry, all of them required full cycle accounting. I’m interested in going the controller ro… more

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Has anyone left and gone to google? If so, can you share a bit about your experience?

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I see a lot of people trying to get into FP&A. Why is it desirable and what’s it like?

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Is 2 weeks PTO average for industry positions (NYC)? I have 4 now (midsize PA firm) and I don't think I would want less than 3. Anyone successfully negotiate this?

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In audit for a year and I'm looking to maneuver to management consulting or tech consulting, anyone have any insights on how to make that pivot? How can I brand myself with the audit experience th… more

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Anyone have advice on going from tax compliance to tax technology? Looks really interesting to me and I always wanted to learn how to code/develop but I also don’t want to “leave” my CPA behind. Figur… more

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You know the phrase "fake it till you make it"?... I'm starting to find the limits to that.

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Hi. Does anyone know of any primarily remote tax position openings that their company is offering? I’m looking for opportunities outside of public accounting.

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If a recruiter sends me a job posting I’ve already saw prior and am interested in it, do I have an obligation to go through a recruiter then?

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For those who have been in the work force for 20+ years....how do you do it?? Does it get easier? Have you ever thought about taking the leap of faith to be self employed?

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With interviews mostly over the phone/Skype/zoom, is everyone still sending thank you emails? I’m working with a recruiter so I don’t always have the email contacts for the people on my interview.

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If something "only takes ten minutes" but isn't critical, please do not act like it's a big deal that I have other priority work to do first.

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Looking to make a move (audit->industry) and someone told me to list out specific clients that I worked on in my resume, but I don’t feel fully comfortable. Thoughts on this?

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Any advice in salary negotiations? When recruiters ask me how much salary I expect, I don’t really know what’s a reasonable range. Is there a rule of thumb? SM1

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Anyone exit to industry from M&A tax? Looking for examples/ideas since I’ve decided I’m not trying to gun for partner

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How do I approach wanting to work for my client I've been on for two years? Is it acceptable to directly tell the client side or should I apply first and let them know I applied?

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How often is too much to switch jobs? I quit PwC after my M2 year in June 2019 for an industry role (not manager), and then left in January for a competitor in a different role (still not manager posi… more

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I gave my notice today! Such a bittersweet feeling. 🥂

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