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Seems like the “Financial Analyst” role is just a new title for Accountant. I’m on my third interview for a Senior Financial Analyst position but the job description seems to be a mixture of both general accounting activities but also financial statement analysis. Is this a trap? Or is it truly a hybrid finance/accounting role?

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Is Senior Accountant to Sr Financial Analyst reasonably possible? I'm having a hard time selling my audit experience to a Finance hiring manager who doesn't have PA experience or their CPA. I'm thinking if I do a Sr Accountant role for 1-3 years I would be more marketable for a Sr Financial Analyst position. Thoughts? Seems like most Financial Analyst positions want forecasting experience and some of the Sr Accountant roles I've seen mention that as a job duty.

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What’s a good salary for a senior financial analyst position in NYC/NJ at a media company or music label to ask for?

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Anyone seen a successful move from risk to FP&A? I do have the CPA but haven't had much luck. Going to a more traditional financial analyst (aka accounting and financial reporting) role seems doable but FP&A really wants the modeling background that I don't have. Maybe I should just settle so I can get out of risk.

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Got offered a financial analyst position with better pay and better work life balance but it’s in the retail industry. Should I take it? With the volatility of retail and all.

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Would you take a lateral move as a new A2 to a financial analyst (FP&A) position at a Fortune 50 tech company if given the opportunity?

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Cousin is looking for entry level financial analyst position?? Any referrals or know anyone hiring? TIA

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What to expect for interview at google for Financial analyst position?

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What happens after a financial analyst role? Do you go straight to Director/Assistant Director?

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Can anyone please share some resume bullet points for a Financial Analyst role? Coming from audit experience. I’ve performed revenue analytics, sensitivity analyses, and reviewed accounting estimates.

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How common is it for recruiters to misrepresent jobs to people like us? I had one sell me on a senior financial analyst role and was super pumped about it. Later last night was digging and come to find out it’s a SEC Reporting Analyst role, nothing like what I want and the duties are totally different.

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Have any of you left for a typical financial analyst gig in industry? I chose tax because I don’t like GL accounting, but was presented a good role in industry. Most of me thinks I’m going to be miserable and should hair stay in PA. I’m a salesman by nature and love the client side of my job, just don’t like the technical aspects and poor pay. Any advice?

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Is 75K plus 5K sign on and 5-10% bonus based on performance a good salary for a financial analyst (fp&a) role in MCOL (Think Dallas, Portland, Austin). I have 2 YOE and CPA. TYIA

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If I’m 2nd year looking to transition to a financial analyst position should I apply to the position for a new college grad or the senior position that wants 5+ YOE?

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What are good exit opportunities for someone who has 2 years at a big4 and wanting to climb the corporate latter? Should I go for a financial analyst role or a senior accounting role to get to management quicker?

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I’m an A2 and want to get more into a finance related role. Financial Analyst or FP&A. I have my CPA but don’t have any finance experience (modeling, forecasting, etc). I’ve performed sensitivity analysis, revenue analytics, etc on my engagement but is the only experience I have related to finance. Is an FA or FP&A role too far to switch into? Should I be looking now or wait until I’m a senior?

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Should I try to leave as a current second year into a financial analyst position or wait a year for senior promo and try to get a Senior Financial Analyst position?

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How necessary is a cover letter when applying for an industry job? I am looking for a financial analyst type role after being in state and local tax for 3 years. Any advice on how to pivot my career would also be much appreciated 😊

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Any thoughts on Sr Financial Analyst role (top 10 CPG firm)? I’m currently a consultant about 1.5 years in being recruited for this role for transformation. Would it be “worth it” transition? I love finance have mostly worked on internal audit so far. Just some advice here would be great if anyone knew anything about if this role would be worth it.

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I’m a current 2nd year and I know I want to switch into an FP&A career. Does it make sense to switch to an entry level Financial Analyst position now or should I stay till senior and try to get a senior financial analyst position?

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One year in public and just interviewed for a financial analyst position that said they wanted 2-5 years of experience. Don’t be afraid to apply even if you do not meet all “requirements”

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Thoughts on a financial analyst role with a large global law firm? Pay is a nice upgrade but worried about playing second fiddle to the lawyers/don’t want to take a resume hit

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I really want to break into financial analyst role in industry. What projects can I perform in order to showcase my skills or my analysis skills?

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Which would be better? The first will def pay better but afraid of being pigeonholed into fund accounting and lack of exit opps. Finance Manager at a top VC (review accounting work that is outsourced and help finance team as needed) Senior Financial Analyst (FP&A) at a private SAAS company. Thank you all in advance!

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Dont waste your time doing IB and find some other job where you are valued after 5-7 years of experience. I have close to 9 years of experience in IB and I decided to migrate to Canada after that. Now i am facing a common phenomenon in my job applications. Either they say i am over qualified or they say how will I bring Canadian clients. I tried to change course of my career by applying for financial analyst / FP&A role but of no success. IB doesnt teach beyond PPT / Excel. Feel depressed.

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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)?

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How much will having experience with a $5 B tech unicorn going public help with exit ops in San Francisco? Ideally want to go into big tech as a senior accountant or financial analyst

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Does anyone have experience transitioning from tax (will be S1 effective 10/1) to a financial analyst position, and have advice? I don’t want to do tax. I’m interested in learning a business/industry and not just looking at records. I want to be active in the business and process, forecasting, working with sales/marketing/manufacturing teams and coming up with financial solutions. I’m interested in the process/how things are made-so I want to take my career in this direction. AnyPosition titles?

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Anyone here was able to exit pa as a senior associate with 2 years of experience for a financial analyst / fp&a position? How difficult is it ?

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Interviewing with a SAAS company for a financial analyst role but never had a SAAS client at D. Anything resources to look at or what should I know in terms of accounting/finance. TYIA

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Does anyone else feel like they don’t deserve to be where they’re at? I constantly feel under qualified in my position and when looking at other roles in the market (fp&a, financial analyst, etc), i feel i won’t be able to succeed. Do i have major imposter syndrome or am i just not cut out for anything highly technical

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is a financial analyst role for F300 company a good experience to have on resume? will this open up doors down the road or would it be better to stay in b4/PA?

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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!

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is it a good move to take an industry role (financial analyst) to gain some relevant experience and come back to B4 (transaction advisory) down the road?

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I do FS audit and to be honest I hate the thought of just working my way up a PE shops internal accounting. Are there people who switch to corporate accounting at like Tech/manufacturing//construction/retail and actually like their job and what they’re doing? Can ppl make the jump to a lower level Financial analyst type role at one of these companies? I’m talking lower level, like I make 77k even taking s lay cut to 75k to pivot my job trajectory. Idk just thinking, lmk experiences please.

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I’m looking at a financial analyst role with a healthcare company that involves modeling and diligence work in their M&A process, as the are looking to grow. Along with working on month end financial closing for the company. Would this be good enough experience to work my way into a transaction advisory practice down the road?

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How useful is a CPA license in finding a non-accounting job? Eventually I want to go into more of a financial analyst role but tbh I’m curious about what most people leave auditing to go into. I’m open to anything.

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Does anyone have experience being a 5/3 financial analyst? Is it really financial analysis or a glorified accounting role?

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Which presents better opportunities (better pay/mobility/ exit ops) in the long run - public accounting private company assurance or financial analyst at a F500 bank?

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INTP here with 5+ years in consulting. For my personality type, I should have been in a lab or writing code somewhere with minimal interaction but I am have been out here “managing stakeholders and sucking up to demon partners/clients“. Should I stay or should I go get my masters in computer science/data science so that I would get to do what I am really comfortable with? Will not get to be in a leadership role in future it I think that’s okay..

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