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Career Choice: Valuation Consultant vs. International Tax Associate. Pros and Cons ? Which will you prefer ? Exit opportunities ?

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Pay slightly better in Val. Know several senior 2s making 90-95k. Hours are unpredictable

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Valuation here. Agree with the pros above. More of a finance role and regularly using discounted cash flows, etc. Also depending on the region/firm you may be in more consulting type engagements which can be intriguing and good for resume. Your ‘busy season’ will mirror audits. Cons: You may work more hours than tax/audit for not much more pay. Hours can be unpredictable. You need to be comfortable handling audit teams who are unprepared or who have clients who deprioritize their valuations and push for unrealistic deadlines before issuance. Exit Opportunities?: I’ve seen people go into investment banking, private equity, FP&A, and Corporate Development. More so finance roles.

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Thank you for sharing.

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Valuation associate here. Pros are you get to learn what drives value in different industries which could be useful for corp dev and FP&A roles. Cons are similar to other issues faced by Big 4 staff (unpredictable hours, tight deadlines from clients). Valuation is good if you like finance!

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