First year manager here. Looking to exit to industry but recruiter is trying to put me in a staff accountant role that is a pretty big pay decrease. They say it’s the only role applicable to my skills. Is this reasonable? I just really need to get out of public.
I am about to be promoted to senior at a PA firm: is it a step down to take an industry staff accountant role? I don't know how I feel about being a 'staff when I worked hard to get that senior title.
How to exit? Rather, how not to exit? #kpmg #manSplaining https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/21/trainee-accountant-sacked-accusing-boss-mansplaining-tribunal/
I’m considering leaving PA for a senior accountant position at a Fortune 500 company. If I do this will I essentially kill my opportunities of getting into an M7 mba program? My original plan was to go audit->TAS->mba because m7 rarely takes you from audit. I’m also making peanuts rn and can make considerable more in a senior accountant position. Does my plan make sense?
Stupid question here, but how good with journal entries do you have to be for say a Senior Accountant role. After 2 rodeos of JE testing I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t know shit about fuck
Looking to get out of public accounting and applied for a Staff Accountant position. The company is known for having a great culture and I’m thinking the schedule will be much better. I’m thinking the compensation will be similar in the new position as what I’m making now so I wouldn’t be getting the normal jump in pay people expect when leaving public accounting. If I were to be offered the position, should I take it? Should I expect a better position if I’m looking for an accounting type role?
I am an A2 soon to be S1 and I really don’t want to be in PA anymore and don’t care about job titles really. Is it dumb to take a position in industry as a staff accountant
I have a client who keeps making up my skill set. I was referred to as an Accountant and SQL expert this week. I am neither and they were never discussed or part of the role description...
Have an offer for staff accountant role but it’s only a 17% pay bump. External recruiter says that’s the max, but this was the first offer made by the company, would they really max out on the first offer? Is there anyway to negotiate, I was hoping for 20%?
Looking to exit into industry in a Sr rev accountant role. A company recruiter reached out to me about an opening, and the company seems like a good fit. However, I noticed on linkedin that the
Hi all, I am needing some help with a salary negotiation. I am trying to relocate to Pittsburgh area. I have 3.5 years of experiences now and getting offered between 80k-85k for base salary for a senior accountant or reporting analyst position. Does this sound about right? I get paid more right now (maybe becasue I am in Oil and Gad industry) but want to see what the market average look like in Pittsburgh.
How does one figure out what kind of role to look for after leaving public? I don’t really fit the mold of an accountant and feel I’d be bored in industry, but really do not like public either.
Applied to Senior Accountant role at a small company. Had a video interview with the CFO who ended by saying they’d send me a “case study” and I’d get 24 hours to complete it. Anyone have to do one of these before? Is there anything I can do to prep? Thanks
As a 1st year senior which would be best for future career opportunities? - Staff Accountant at FAANG company - Senior Accountant at F500 company - Manager/ controller role at smaller company/ start up
Currently a Senior GL Accountant and my boss asked if a want to pivot to Senior Revenue Accountant to fill someone’s position. What are the pros and cons of moving to the revenue side? I am mainly worried about pigeonholing myself into revenue when I am unsure if that is where I want my career to go.
To those with experience in both, which position do you enjoy more. A role as a senior GL accountant or as a senior financial reporting associate
I'm applying for a new position as an Accountant with Insurance an company and need help with the following questions. 1. Salary requirements. 2. Jobs I'm currently applying for. Is it okay to give this info? What are they looking for? 3. If i have any current offers and have declined any. 4 top factors when deciding between different companies. I know what i want, but what sounds good?i haven't had an interview yet.
Thoughts on big4 senior>law firm (in accounting role). Someone is trying to tell me I should stay away from legal industry as an accountant as the skills aren’t transferable. Is this true?
Was laid off earlier and still looking for a job. I’m super interested in fp&a but keep getting sr accountant opportunities. Is it worth to bit the bullet and do the sr acct role for sometime and keeping looking or wait it out? Not trying to get pigeonholed into accounting.
Is “Financial Analyst” a dead end job? I have an interview this week and the role reads like the title should be something like “SEC Accountant”. Can’t help but wonder if there’s something I’m missing or a reason they title it as such? TIA!
Currently an A2 and was just offered a senior accountant position with a 30% raise, will jumping too early hurt my career progression?
Hello! I have a exam for peloton for a staff accountant role. Anyone have ideas how to prepare for this exam? I plan on refreshing all of my excel skills and refreshing my accounting knowledge. Thank
Are you more likely to be audited by IRS if you file your own income taxes? Or is the probability the same as hiring an accountant to do them?
A client I worked on earlier this year has an opening for a senior accountant position and I want to apply. How do I go about applying for the position without engagement partner/managers knowing? Will the client let anyone know if they see my app?
Should I leave big four audit after two years to take a staff accountant role, would this be good for my career development? Is this common or should I be looking at senior accountant roles. I’m worried this job won’t be challenging if people fresh out of college enter this role
Currently in tax. Looking to leave public to either a tax analyst or GL accountant role. For tax, I can never understand those code/regs plus I dislike research and how so many things change every year. GL is easier and I can work more in Excel and automate processes which can be more fun. For those in either positions, do you like your job and why? Do you regret this job or eyeing another job?
A position i applied for is “Staff Accountant and Office manager”. It has office duties such as perform general office support, maintain office supplies, and filing as well as all the staff accountant tasks. I asked why they combined the role and they said they wanted an accountant to control the admin/ costs and approve expenses. I’m currently in PA- would this be a reg flag on a resume to accept a role like this? They are paying pretty well.
How difficult will it be to transition from Internal Audit and IT audit to a traditional Accounting or Finance role(senior financial analyst, senior accountant, etc)?
Just went through my final round interviews for a staff accountant role. I should hear back by tomorrow or Friday but I hate waiting the most! I will be watching my email and phone like a hawk!
Hey everyone! I got a interview tomorrow for staff accountant role. What’s good questions to ask the director? Thanks in advance!
What does a forensic accountant/auditor actually do? Is it much different from regular audit? So bored with current role
In a process of interviewing for a technical accounting manager job. Hiring manager told me that the position won’t have staff oversight responsibilities. So I feel this is a glorified senior accountant job under a manager title. The raise is decent 20%. Growth opportunity seems to be ok, 2 SM above me, one manager who has more experience, and 2 accountants that the SM oversees. It is technical accounting, so probably doing special projects etc. Should I take the offer?
Thoughts on FP&A? I’m currently a senior tax accountant and got asked to the last round of interviews for a senior FP&A position (narrowed down to 2 people). I feel like I’ll get it as I have friends at this company in accounting who put in recommendations for me. Only thing holding me back is I made manager this week and overall like the flexibility of PA, hate busy season though.
Hello everyone! I will have the potential to have two offers one for staff accountant and one for internal audit. Anyone know of any pros and cons for each type of role that isn’t the obvious?
I am not hired for senior accountant roles because they say they say I am over qualified. Manager level roles I am told I am under qualified. I hate the position I am stuck in 4 years at Big 4 Audit
Have a third and final interview for a senior accountant position tomorrow with the director of tax in industry. I previously spoke to the director and CFO. Is this is a formality? What should I expect? Any thoughts are appreciated.
What levels are there in the Industry Tax? Is there a staff below senior accountant role in Industry who would do almost all of the prep work and senior would spend time on reviewing like in PA?
People who work in Restructuring at Alvarez and Marsal, do you like your job? What position are you? What does your day to day look like? Do you find the work interesting/stimulating?
First year at the consultant level and first time leading a work stream. I now have another consultant reporting to me. Any advice for stepping up into a manager role? Should I treat my new team member as a peer vs. someone who reports to me?
Pharma agency in New Jersey looking for copywriters from senior to ACD. Must have some pharma experience for senior roles. DM me for posting. There is an AD role posted too.
Anyone ever apply or see someone exit to the UN? Seeing some openings in NYC targeting tech consultants but not sure what working there would be like (career dead end?)
Guidehojse folks- recruiter reached out to me about an experienced associate position. Little bit confused how this fits in with the associate -> senior associate -> manager model.
Just as it’s important to exit a company gracefully , so is it important for a company to be gracious to you on your way out... bridges go both ways.
IT Advisory. finance degree - minor in IT. I have skills in VBA, SQL, Python and R. I’m looking for more of an data analyst role that can get me closer to data science. Does anyone have any leads?
For entry level people. Do you feel like you are learning and getting professional experience? What is your role in your company?
In the city this week trying to meet with as many recruiters as possible. I have quite a few meetings lined up, but they’re not currently hiring. Does anyone know of any places looking for a Jr AD?
Any tips for reaching out to agencies you’d like to work for? Is it sufficient to just shoot them a mail and say “here’s my book, would love to work for you if a role came available” or making it a bit more vague as in asking them for a coffee/chat?
Is it too soon to jump Big4 one year in out of undergrad if the position you really wanted is an option now?
Looking for some data on referral bonuses at different firms. Can you provide what referral structure is like at your firm? Specifically interested in big tech, but willing to take whatever info I can get. Already have D and facebook. Thank you!
Tax exit opps - what would you target as a good exit once you hit manager in public? What about at senior manager?
Have an offer to lead the strategy and ops group but not in an industry that I want to stay in long term. How likely will I be able to change industries if I take the role?
Is organization/keeping track of stuff anyone else’s biggest weakness? I do fine/good in pretty much every role except the one time I was forced to be a PMO. I just don’t know how people do it, though that may be the ADD/ADHD talking. I swear the hardest job in the world to me would be being an executive assistant to some high power ceo.
How is Account General Manager role at DXC? From roles, responsibilities and remuneration standpoint.
Received an offer for BCG’s Knowledge Team, and understand the largely non-client facing nature of the work. Can others chime in on the upsides of the role / growth trajectory ?
I really want to work TAS FDD. I have 2 years of audit experience now and my cpa. I have one year of government and public sector and one year in commercial audit. As cheesy as this sounds that’s all I’ve wanted to do since discovering it a few months into my career in audit. I just got rejected from EY without so much as an interview and I’m feeling really defeated. I always thought that 2 years would be enough experience. The idea of going through another year of audit sounds dreadful cont..
I’ve been local for awhile and out of the loop of nyc airport nightmares. What would be easier traffic wise taking an Uber to LGA or JFK, Wednesday afternoon or night?
Another 6.6 million file for employment last week. The number is now 17 million in 3 weeks. What is the right balance to this?
Do Partners still contribute to their 401k? Or do the rules change once you are in the Partnership?
My mgr is super rude (literally yells at me), and he always blames me in front of the client/PPD for the things that he did. To avoid any conflict, I kept mum so far but now water is going over head.
For those who left consulting for industry this year, any regrets given the remote start at your company? Any difficulties you ran into? Or was it all pros? If so what were they?
MSP backed up due to the line of cars entering parking. Wish the airport ops people would take an intro ops class. Maximize the flow!
I have been applying for client side jobs for months with no interviews. I feel like if I don’t get out of An agency soon I might have a breakdown. It’s so hard to keep trying.
I must be tired. I parked my car and walked 5 minutes before realizing my earbuds dropped out of my pocket. Went back to my car only to realize I was wearing them listening to music 🤦♀️
Should you leave a somewhat stable (not so much with Covid and layoff talks) job for an ~8% pay increase at another agency rightnow? Who knows what the other place could be as well.
Referred a friend to my company, now there is a potential they could be joining my project. This seems great, but I know things could turn sour. Advice for working with good friends?
Divorced mom (no travel) 1 yr ago. Separated 3. I’m starting to think abt dating but I had married my second boyfriend & lack dating exp. On bumble. Rebound vs. relationship? Miss friendship & trust
I'm a first year atty. I make $45K at a small firm of 5. In the last three weeks, my assistant has been fired (caught with pot on break), another paralegal quit, and now another assistant has resigned. I have a caseload of 80, with no help. Boss says they are looking, they made an offer, but if that person accepts, it will be weeks before they are ready. I'm falling apart and crying at my desk and can't sleep. Told owner. "Hang in there." Do I walk now? Or hang in there?
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