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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What are the exit opps for a financial analyst at a big bank such as JPM, BofA, Wells Fargo? What does the path look like out of undergrad? What’s the general opinion on those roles?

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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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Anyone heard of Northrop Grumman? I have a phone screen for its principal financial analyst position.

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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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When is leaving too early? I’m an A2 with an offer to go work as a fund/financial reporting analyst. Is this more of a lateral career move? I’m still unsure what I want to do with my career, but I know it’s not public accounting. Are there other opportunities to pivot from there? It’s a large public financial, investment, insurance company. If the pay is there (going to request a 35% raise), should I do it? I’ve always been interested in FP&A/Financial Analyst and I know the role isn’t exact...

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What’s the difference between a corporate financial analyst versus a financial analyst at BAH? I’m assuming the corporate position is an internal role; is that generally viewed as a tier below anyone client facing in terms of salary and career progression?

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Hello, to the Fishbowl Community! Been a financial analyst at a big bank for about 8 months now. Currently in a middle market position analyzing companies and underwriting credit memos, etc. that kind of work. Career trajectory looks like FA>Credit analyst>Portfolio Manager/relationship manager, then senior leadership. Looking to move from commercial banking side of things and explore a role in Investment banking in a couple years. Anyone in here done something similar? Is it feasible? Tips?

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How do you keep up on CPE requirements after leaving PA? I’m going into a financial analyst position. What resources do you use and how much do they charge?

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Thoughts on the Sales Financial Analyst role at Twitter as an exit opp from consulting? 2 YOE

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I really want to shift to a role in real estate as a financial analyst helping with deals. I have an undergrad in finance, masters in business analytics and working on the CFA level 1. But not much experience in deal analysis before I was more in the advising side and currently in a strategy role. Any suggestions on companies and roles I should look at for real estate analyst roles?

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Might be trying to get out of tax for a financial analyst role. Any tips for landing a position/getting ready for a possible interview?

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I’m really unhappy in audit. Not only is it the hours during busy season, but I just have no interest in audit work and find it really tedious/boring. I want to transition to either a Finance role (FP&A/Financial Analyst) in industry or into a finance consulting role (such as valuations). I’m interested in financial modeling and working on forward-looking aspects of a business. Should I talk to my Career Advisor about how I’m unhappy in audit or should I just look for opportunities elsewhere?

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Anyone transitioned out of tax to a senior financial analyst role?

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Looking to find a financial analyst role in nyc. Could somebody kindly refer me? I’ve been with ey tax for 3 years!

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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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