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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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Thoughts on transitioning from PA to a financial analyst role? Those who have, do you like the type of work?

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Is a Financial Analyst II role at Amazon AWS a good transition from advisory/ with 4 YoE? Any idea on comp? TIA

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Can anyone tell me the compensation range for a Financial Analyst II position at Amazon, AWS in Seattle? I have ~4 YoE TIA

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I’m currently a staff accountant but I’d like to make the pivot to a financial analyst/FP&A type role in the future. What are some ways I could frame staff accountant duties on a resume for analyst applications? Obviously my variance analysis and preparation of budget items are good starting points, but does anyone have thoughts on this?

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Has anyone left B4 for a financial analyst role? Is it better work/life balance?

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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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Anyone gone through Robert Half for a financial analyst role?

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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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Im interested to learn the interview process for Google ads financial analyst role, can someone please share? Many thanks!

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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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Does anyone have a good resume example for someone trying to break into a financial analyst role from pwc assurance?

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