Anyone found an accounting related role that feels meaningful? Been in audit for over 5 years now and feel like I can’t get a meaningful role without leaving the field and taking a big pay cut

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Searching for meaning in this industry is a sisyphean task, but you might give advisory a try. The work is more supportive of the client, they actually like you and want you there, and it's generally just a more collaborative environment.

Also there's better pay than audit, and no busy season (or much overtime at all, really)


I second this!

The controller at a big hedge fund firm I audit always reminds me that my job is unnecessary, adds no added value, I annoy him with bullshit requests and I’m a pain in the ass. I just say I agree with him and he sighs and gives me whatever I asked for. Then next week, he minds me again and the cycle repeats. Great guy though.


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Come to FAAS lol. Or explore similar within PWC. Pay is better, more interesting projects to work on.

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Ok fishbowl family - I need advice. Rising senior 1 here and realizing that I genuinely get no joy out of audit. I’m way too stressed and really do not care about accounting and have made it a life goal to never book a journal entry. I want to take the next year to figure out what my dream job is and go for it. Here’s what I like: I love talking to people, mentoring & teaching, organizing, learning. I literally loved everything in college- I was between majoring in accounting or psychology. 1/X


I applied at this company and last Friday they verified my references. And then 4 days later hiring manager sets up a phone conversation letting me know they still have other finalist they are interviewing and will let me know when t they make a decision. I really wanted this job and now idk if I’ll even get it. But my question, why would she verify my references and not offer me the job!is that normal ? This never happened to me before 😞


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