Interviewed and received an offer for regular analyst role and am an S2 at big4 - how do you word an email asking about the possibility to join as senior accountant? Along with negotiating pay

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I’m stuck in career and need some advice for what to do next. I have a background in SALT where I did compliance, state tax notices, fin 48 calcs, and a little bit of restructuring. I was fortunate to land a role as a senior accountant but I don’t want to be a controller. So I’m thinking should I just go back to tax (I feel like I left because I wasn’t getting the proper training and mentor ship to succeed in the career). I’m also thinking should I pursue my MBA and switch over to finance to ...

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Anyone interested in small public SAAS company senior accountant position? Feel free to DM me and I will shoot you more details.

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What are exit opportunities like when you work in Accounting Advisory in a big 4? I would like to put myself on a path to one day become a senior accountant at Google or similar tech company, more so on the revenue recognition side. Would transferring from Audit to Accounting Advisory help me?

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Guys I have a second round interview with an accounting manager at my dream job. Senior Accountant role at a Tech company. I have all weekend to prep. How should I approach this prep? Please help! It’s a pre-IPO company and so there are no public 10-K I can review. Should I review the STAR method? Any advice is welcome. I will do everything in my power to be prepared. Please advise. 🖤

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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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Staff 2 here - Opinions on leaving for a Gl Revenue Accountant vs Senior accountant position?

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I want to leave public as a senior, but can’t find anything I’m interested in. I’ve been applying;g for manager and assistant controller roles, which has been really difficult. But I don’t really want a senior accountant role. I was thinking FP and A is a good choice. I’m looking for something that has good career progression and a better WLB balance, pay isn’t so important to me. Has anyone else dealt with this? Advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Been at a new job after audit for a bit in a senior accountant position. My boss is already talking about promoting me to supervisor and even though I’m excited I’m a little nervous. Can anyone offer me some tips?

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How are exit ops from RSM/BDO vs big 4 in audit? If I wanted to jump to senior accountant at a large private company/publicly traded, will I have a harder time coming out of a mid tier?

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I have 2 offers: One is in internal audit, $89k (middle of pay grade), 10-17% annual bonus, around 40 hrs a week and rarely any overtime. The other is a senior accountant role, $86k (high end of pay grade), 10% annual bonus, 40 hrs a week except for period closings (45-50hrs). What would you do?

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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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I would like to be a controller someday in financial services. Am a senior in big four audit with 4 years experience and CPA. I can either grind it out for two years to make manager, or I can leave for a senior accountant role in a fund and get familiar with the operations and closings and jump. I’m feeling burnt out, but I worry if I leave now I’ll be set back. Which is the better path? Any advice would be much appreciated, especially as I know there can be a lot of different right answers.

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Hi! I’ve been thinking about two possible paths to making it to a controller one day in financial services. Path one: stay until manager in big four audit and leave for a lateral position, only have audit exp Path two: leave as a senior associate and spend two to three years as a senior accountant in private to get familiar with operations and the close process, then jump again for a promotion. Have a mix of audit and operational and accounting exp, but no title Which path would be better?

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Could anyone share what a reasonable salary would be for a Senior Accountant role in Los Angeles (industry)? I’m a third year senior with almost 5 years of experience (3 and half years in PA and 1 year in CMAAS). Any input is appreciated since I’m not familiar with the area.

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Is this a good salary for a senior II leaving for industry? Its a senior accountant role for 100K in NYC

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Anyone big 4 fish looking to exit as senior accountant in the next 1-2 months to join a small SAAS company recently listed in NYSE?

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I’m not happy here, but I don’t want to leave before getting at least 6 years of experience or manager title. Anyone else feel the same way? I just wonder if I should go, and just leave for a senior accountant position. I have three clients I’m working on along with a quarter deadline next week, and I just got sick and had surgery and feel like I have no time to breathe. I’m still not 100 percent, but people are already waiting for me to come back. Just so tired of this.

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Is it possible to get into b4 FDD from an incur that senior accountant, FAAS, technical accounting or nation firm audit role?

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I’m a tax senior in big 4. Which role in the industry has a better career trajectory in terms of growth and pay: senior accountant or senior tax accountant? I do a lot of tax provision and starting to find tax interesting but I’m not having a lot of luck finding openings for in house tax roles.

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Anyone familiar with salary in orange county (SoCal) and LA/El Segundo area? Interviewed for a senior accountant role in a public health care industry in Irvine, but their maximum pay is 85K. I thought Irvine should have pretty good pay too but this surprises me. Even a private Healthcare company in El Segundo pays more than that for the same role but with even lesser experience and easier job duties...

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Is this salary too low? I'm @ final interview for senior accountant and job posting said $60-65k. Before you say it's too low right away, my experience is on a low end of this of this role. Just 1 year auditer @ national top 10, 6 months intern at same firm, 1 year accounting intern at local private firm, and 2 years doing AP clerk. I'm a licensed CPA and in MCOL. I really want this title for growth but don't want to get stiffed. It's a large corp w/ great benefits.

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Currently making $57.5 as a Tax Associate. (No raises this year). Had a job interview for a Senior Accountant role at a PE firm and they asked for salary expectations... I said $65-$80. Did I set the bar too low?

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I'm up for promotion to M1 this summer. But I honestly cant stand the thought of one more busy season, and am fairly confident I can land a job in private industry in the next month. Am I crazy to leave as a S3, 6 months short of a promotion to M1, for a job as a senior accountant in private industry? Or should I try to stick it out to M1 and then bounce for an accounting manager position?

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What is a typical bonus for a senior accountant for a industry role? I am looking for rough average percentages. Thanks!

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I left public accounting 6 months ago for a Senior Accountant role, and my company was just acquired. The deal is supposed to finalize shortly and I’m wondering how I should proceed. I haven’t heard anything regarding the acquiring company’s plans for our workforce, location, etc so I’m not sure whether I’ll be retained. Do I reach out to recruiters and start job hunting now, or wait and see how things play out? I don’t know how much notice I’ll get and I’d prefer to avoid an employment gap.

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What is the typical exit pay for a senior associate 2 to senior accountant in Los Angeles? Four years of exp, and have passed CPA exams but don’t have the license yet

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Which candidate is more competitive for a manager position in industry? Assuming equal likeability, both have CPA, same school, etc Candidate A: leaving public for private as a manager with one busy season complete, or as a fresh new manage, five years of experience, only experience is in public accounting Candidate B: left big four as a senior associate to industry as a senior accountant. Four years of exp in big four, two years of experience in industry

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I have 3 yrs experience and CPA and just got the following offer. Position: Senior Accountant Base : 78k with 10% bonus Location: Houston, Texas Does this seem like a good offer?

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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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If I ultimately don’t want to work in financial reporting or a senior accountant position, and would much rather work in finance/FP&A, am I better off leaving now, or at least staying until I hit senior? Currently a second year trying to decide next steps.

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Has anyone ever left tax for a senior accountant role and then ended up going back to tax?

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Hey all. I really need some opinions on this position I was just offered in Plano TX. The position is for a senior accountant role with a base comp of $90K-$95K and 10% bonus. I’m not too familiar with the area but the role is remote for the next couple of months and I was wondering if that’s a decent salary for that area. Thank you in advance! 

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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?

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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

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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.

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Currently an A2 and was just offered a senior accountant position with a 30% raise, will jumping too early hurt my career progression?

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If anyone knows of a good recruiter they’ve liked working with can you DM me their information? I desperately want to leave Audit like ASAP and this job climate has been so horrible. If anyone is hiring let me know! Senior accountant btw!

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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.

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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

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