Insights from industry accountants

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A place to share thoughts on roles for CPAs - the continuing struggle:industry or public?

Anyone here implemented NetSuite? I just did, but the impl. firm selected prior to my joining the team was awful. We’re looking at Phase 2 work now and I’d really like to switch consultants.

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For those who have made the move, is there anything you miss from public accounting that you wish private had?

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Have been in public accounting for over a year now and have heard mixed reviews about staying or going into industry. What was the key thing that made you guys jump from public to private?

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Everything the senior managers told me about working in industry...same thing every month, boring, slow....all way off. Find a good company and don’t believe that talk. So much happier

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Any good exit plan of moving to industry as a tax person?

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I’m looking for jobs in industry, but can’t seem to find any that involve skills in SQL or Python. Do industry accountants only use excel? Is there a push for a more technology oriented skill set?

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I haven’t really been enjoying being an industry accountant. After 4 years in B4 audit and 1.5 in industry I’m really starting to think about going back to maybe a GT, RSM, or BDO type firm

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Does anyone have personal recommendations for recruiters in the Los Angeles market?

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Is there a best level to switch out of PA? Like S1 vs M1. Is there a reason to stay in PA longer? I have heard people say you should stay till M1 so you have more options.

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Anyone here switched to fund accounting? I'm thinking of switching from big 4 financial services.

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About to make the switch to industry! Any advice regarding leaving public, transitioning to industry, what to say when leaving? I’m all ears

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I have been in industry for 1 yr after 5 yrs in public. I miss some coworkers and clients but overall this is much better. I make more money working far less hours. If I don’t move up I’ll job hop.

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Industry opportunities after spending a few years in EY tax? Have heard it’s a dead end.

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Been in industry for a week - so far so good! Much better work life balance and overall mindset is a complete 180

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I miss nothing!! better hours, better pay!

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Pros and cons ...?? Industry crew what do you like and miss vs. public accounting?

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