I have two years of internal audit experience in a 500 company and I am relocating to a financial analyst role within the company. However, I think I still need the public accounting experience in big4 to get a long-term competency. I want to apply big 4 staff auditor after I pass the rest two CPA exams. I know I can’t get the experienced auditor position since I don’t have public accounting experience. I had my master in accounting. Will I be qualified for the entry level auditor in big4?

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Currently looking to leave audit for a Senior Financial Analyst or FP&A position in the media/entertainment/music industry. I’ve always thought it’d be cool to work a company in one of those industries. Has anyone made this transition from audit and can offer some insight on what the job is like on a day to day basis?

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80k for a Sr financial analyst position in LA a little low? A pretty big entertainment company...kind of disappointed - but also hate where I currently am so might just take it.

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I am interviewing for a senior financial analyst position and the recruiter says they’re getting ready to make me an offer. I am not very familiar with the company and there’s not a lot of info available about them. Should this be a red flag for me or is it common to jump into an unknown company?

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What’s the downside of leaving FDD for a Corporate finance role? (I.e Sr Financial analyst). It sounds like everyone talks up leaving for Corp dev, while Corp finance is made out to be lowest tier exit.

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Hi! I received an offer as a financial analyst for $86k base in Seattle (with stock options and bonus, annual income will be ~$110k). However, right now I’m making $115k base comp in SF as senior tax associate. I think H1B doesn’t care about total comp package, just base salary - will it be difficult to transfer the h1b to a lower salary position? Thank you!

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Would you leave consulting to become a senior financial analyst at a tech company - is that a bad exit ?

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Currently in a role similar to a “financial analyst” with about 2 years experience. What does this path lead to ultimately? What other options are there to pivot to

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What are typical SQL questions asked at a Google technical interview for a financial analyst role?

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Senior Financial Analyst role at a very successful but unheard of startup in (Saas for HC) or M&A I&D IT at Deloitte? Assuming comp is the same but 10k sign on at D and no sign on bonus. Qualified for both roles and have relevant experience and not sure which role I’d enjoy more. Have a resume full of lesser known places but good industries (Mgmt consulting full time, And IB internships). 2 YOE

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Currently an A3 in assurance. I have two job offers: senior financial analyst (FP&A role) and senior accountant. Similar pay (a little over 40% raise), similar benefits. Will taking one of the offers limit me to just those types of roles going forward or would there still be an opportunity to do the other later on?

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I have an excel test coming up for a financial analyst interview at a tech company. The role’s daily responsibilities don’t involve building LBO nor DCF models, etc. More focused on FP&A forecasting. What should I brush up on in addition to pivot tables, and v/hlookup? Ty

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Is moving to American Express for a Business Analyst role good option? Also, does AMEX hire technology graduates for Financial Analyst position?

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Hi Everyone, Hope you all are doing well. I have around 5.5 years of experience in Invoicing, Collections and Backend. I have completed a Financial Analyst course and looking a job for the same field. Could anyone please help me and refer me for the Financial Analyst role. I really appreciate the help.

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2nd year audit staff here. If I want to exit audit to go into a Sr. Financial Analyst role or industry accounting role, should I start applying right after my senior promotion? I really don’t want to do a year of audit as a senior.

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Has anyone had experience going from audit senior to a financial analyst type role? Been in audit for 3 years. I think I know I don’t want to be an accounting manager or controller. Glad I have the opportunity to learn in my current role but trying to think about next steps in my career. Any info /advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Anyone have any insight on Financial analyst roles that are primarily focused on inventory? I applied for a financial analyst role and it sounds like it’s largely focused on inventory, curious if anyone has experience in a similar role.. thanks!

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I’m currently a financial analyst at an ad agency. Coming close to 2years in this role was a intern for 6 months prior at the same agency. I’m realizing I’m not enjoying the work anymore and would like to do something else. I’m looking for more of a analytical role. I’ve been thinking about being a business analyst. Can someone provide tips or advice on transitioning to a BA. Also I’ll take any advice in other roles I can transition to with my background that I may enjoy.

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BCG 🐠: came across a finance lead position (internal). Is this equivalent to a finance manager role? The PD states that candidates who don’t meet the years of experience requirement will be considered for Sr financial analyst.

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Is there a salary difference between a Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A and a Senior Accountant? Assuming you have the same amount of accounting experience when applying for each position.

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Does anyone know anything about client financial analyst role at Accenture federal? I know someone preparing and it’s a case interview. But not client facing so wanted to see what they’re getting into.

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I used a referral to apply to some financial analyst roles. I like how recruiters are willing to personally decline you which opens a dialogue on criticism. I was given resources on improving resumes and interview skills. It seems my resume is in good shape according to the recruiter but I can’t seem to land an interview. Is there anything else left besides a referral and a good resume to get through? I feel like being from the east coast applying to west coast roles is a factor

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Looking to leave from an audit senior to a financial analyst role, should I be looking at financial analyst or senior financial analyst roles? Also anyone know proper pay range for these roles in Southern California?

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Just applied for a financial analyst position and they have asked me to prepare a top line P&L along with a flux analysis of CY vs PY and CY vs Budget, which is straightforward and I actually think is fun! However, this is my first interview outside of public accounting, is it common to have to put together work before an interview?

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Anyone know of stories where ppl exited to the fashion industry, in particular luxury fashion? Ie a corporate dev role or financial analyst role at LVMH, etc. wondering if this is sth consulting exit ops offer, or should I aim to go to business schools that target these companies (HEC, ESSEC etc)? Currently a college senior and wondering which path to take

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I talked to a few recruiters about how I want to leave for a financial analyst position and all of them tell me that it’s not likely and that it’s a two step process to get there. They have said I should go with senior accounting roles and then transition after... however that doesn’t seem very convincing to me and I would rather make the move now while I’m still early in my career (first year audit senior). Would appreciate any experiences or advice 😁

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Has anyone made a switch out of accounting and more info with an FPA (financial analyst) or operations role? I would imagine it can’t be too hard to leverage an accounting background to do this. I never want to deal with SOX controls again, and continue getting stuck on awful projects within Deloitte advisory. Feeling silo’d and looking for an out. Away from accounting and into FPA or Operations.

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I am working as an internal auditor in a Fortune 500 company. My director told me there is a relocate opportunity to move from internal auditor to a financial analyst role, which is in another business unit/city/state and I like that new city more than the current city. I am not sure whether I should accept the opportunity? BTW I am moving to internal audit senior this year while the new role is an entry level financial analyst. I appreciate any suggestions or brainstormings. Thanks!!!!!

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I am working as an internal auditor in a Fortune 500 company. I got a RFE on my H1B and my employer is working on it. My director told me there is a relocate opportunity to move from internal auditor to a financial analyst role, which is in another business unit/city/state. I am not sure whether a change of the title/location will bring many troubles so that I should reject the opportunity? BTW I am moving to internal audit senior this year while the new role is an entry level financial analyst

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Does anyone works as a Financial Analyst at Amazon AWS mind chatting with me please? Feel free to comment below your insights regarding the position/ interviews! Thank you!

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Hey fellow 🐟, has anyone here been through the interview process for the Financial Analyst role at Google and willing to share some tips and insights? Just heard back that I will be moving forward in the interview process after an initial phone screen. Any and all help is much appreciated!

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Advice needed: looking to leave public accounting and tax for good. I have two offers between a financial analyst and an accountant role. Based on your experience, which of the two has the best/better exit opportunities (should I decide to pursue the finance realm or something else) and better work life balance? The bigger pay as an analyst is tempting, but the company benefits are meh.

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Any clue what comp is for Bain Cao’s financial analyst role? Asking for a friend.

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Thoughts on financial analyst in boutique REIT firm as an exit option? I should only take this role if I want LT career in real estate right?

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I'm applying/attending job interviews for financial analyst type roles in industry from Big4. I don't really have an industry that I'm really passionate about. I'm paranoid that I'll exit and get stuck in a specific industry. Did any of you have issues moving between industries? How did you manage to be competitive or overcome that issue when changing industries? Thanks!

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I see job posts from consulting firms looking for senior analysts/associates and the requirements are calling for 1-3 years of investment banking experience. Specific example: guidehouse has a “financial analyst - senior consultant” position available on LinkedIn calling for 1-3 years IB. This has got to be a dream requirement right? Do IB analysts making $150k+ really leave to make half? Just seems like these positions would never get filled to me

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What are the exit opportunities for finance transformation consulting (shared service, process improvement, etc)? I want to do customer success or product strategy, but having a hard time getting interviews. Thought about starting from product finance, but they are looking for financial analyst or FP&A type of experience 🤦‍♂️

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What are some exit opportunities for a Senior Financial Analyst primarily focused on budgeting/forecasting and strategy?

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Is it possible to go from a senior financial analyst role at American Express to an investment banking analyst or associate role at a tier 1 or 2 bank?

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Recruiter reached out for AWS Financial Analyst II position. Seems like a great opportunity - would anyone be able to chat with me about the group/role? Thanks!

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Anyone working in Corp-dev M&A willing to share their experience? A role came across my radar for an M&A analyst at a PE backed FSI firm. How are the usual factors - comp, lifestyle, future exits/opps, etc

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Looking to exit and interviews coming up. Want advice. What does HR and line manager look for when you’re responding?

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I'm taking the leap from AS to AD, and taking a contact role at a new agency to do it. Good pay, good opportunity to do what I love, but taking some risks too. Here's to hoping it all works out! 🤞

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I am considering pivoting from a transformation consultant role to a GTM one and am interested in hearing some crowdsourced pros and cons of the move— from a current and long term perspective.

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Would you take an IB analyst role in your late 20s?

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Popular Slalom exit options?

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Who pays well for Advisory Manager position Deloitte, KPMG, PWC , Accenture...?

I know interview test helps the hiring manger get an idea of how and where candidates would fit in. But this agency I applied, asked for 3 typography layout (business card), 3 KVs. Isn't it too much?

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Pros and cons, strategy vs operations. Say within same firm, compare in terms of comp, exit oppo, career growth potential, etc.

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I'm at the consultant level (3.5 years in from undergrad). If I apply to the big D, would I be considered for the consultant or the senior consultant position?

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Anyone have planet fitness promo code/referral link? Trying to nail down zero down or some other benefit ! TIA

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Just got laid off even with good performance and I'm totally shocked 😞 ugh who's hiring??

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Posting in multiple bowls gor better reach. Looking for exit opportunities in product management roles and currently working in industry. I have relevant experience working in product development, go live and cross functional communications for airlines software/travel industry. Looking to connect with fellow fishes who are hiring for similar roles or have potential leads. TIA

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I’m applying for a Senior Copywriter position at a new agency. I have almost 6 years of experience and I’ve been regarded as a reliable/solid team member who presents well to clients. Any advice?

How do I pick myself back up and keep from being resentful? I went up and did not make the promotion to manager this review cycle. This, despite a strong case and backing from practice leadership. I have been staffed in the Manager role since last November. The decision makes me feel like I’m being taken advantage of. Separately, I took a medical leave to tend to my suffering mental health. I went on leave just as I heard back on promotion. I am dreading coming back, knowing I feel this way.

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Someone refer me. 7 YOE total, no MBA (5 industry, 2 consulting) Sector: Capital Markets Focus: PMO, BA, Process Improvement Looking for Manager role or $140-150 base for SC. Already interviewing with a few firms, including EY.

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What do mid level strategists make in an agency? Can strategists please drop salary + bonuses + awards won + years of experience? Thanks :)

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Hi: are there a lot of people on the bench in PwC FS? I am getting staffed but it's taking a while.

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Has anyone come up with a fun way to “schmooze” clients virtually? Conference season is coming up and typically we host client dinners and happy hours etc. and it’s a great way to get face time with them. Has anyone put any thought in ways to recreate this virtually? Or other efforts to connect?

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Any tips/recommendations for selecting life insurance policies? Was thinking about Transamerica or Amica (which is where I have my home insurance)

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Have any of you taken "low bono" clients while working at a firm? I want to take on a low bono client or two but not sure who would get the money. This is a contract opportunity through a non profit so I'm assuming a 1099 will be issued. The per hour rate is significantly less than my billable rate. I would (obviously) like the money but my real objective is just getting experience/networking since I recently moved to a new state and don't have clients of my own.

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Is RBF even a real thing? You don’t see men not smiling or men that look intimidating getting called out on it. Kind of getting tired of always having to put a slight smile on my face on zoom calls 🥲

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Is it possible to switch from a Tier 2 to MBB after one YOE?

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All my MBB friends are the same... Prep School, Ivy League, and on their way to an MBA 😝

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I have a phone screening interview for technology associate with Accenture. Can anyone give me some insight on what this job is? Is it just a a fancy name for their entry level consulting? Thanks

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Do you all put involvement in diversity and inclusion efforts on your resumes when job searching? Based on some of the comments on this app it appears to be frowned upon by a lot of 🖐🏻 folks. 🤔🤔

Anyone have a view to principal comp at Kearney, first year?

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Anyone working in Corp-dev M&A willing to share their experience? A role came across my radar for an M&A analyst at a PE backed FSI firm. How are the usual factors - comp, lifestyle, future exits/opps, etc

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What is a starting salary for a tax senior in Charlotte?

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Since I can’t really post anywhere else rn lol, I’d love some feed back on this offer I received. It my first one for a pr account coordinator in nyc: 45k, pto 17 days (but doesn’t start until next year) and thats pretty much it. I have 1 yoe + master’s and I plan to negotiate but working out how much

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Should I put in my two weeks’ notice on Thursday in person, or on Friday when everyone’s WFH and probably in better moods?

Raise your hand if you have ever felt personally victimized by American Airlines 💁🏽

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I joined this forum so excited about my new job at BCG which will start in September, but now I’m kind of bummed hearing all the negativity you can find in some posts here about consulting 🤣 so, serious question: is it really as bad as some say it is? Or working at an MBB for some time is actually a really good life/career choice?

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After a week falling off the wagon on PTO, back to the low carb, IF and no sweets grind 💪🏻👊🏻

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