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For those in big 4 tax technology groups, do you guys learn enough programming/coding skills to be able to pivot to tech roles? Would you recommend accountants who are looking to transition into tech to go this route?

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Depends on which side you’re on, big 4 tax tech groups have programmer side and product owner/manager side. If you’re on the PO/PM side you wouldn’t transition into tech programming but could be a product manager. However these positions are extremely rare.

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If you are currently in tax and looking to get into more coding and program management then that group is a logical step towards that (PwC= TRS; Deloitte=TMC; EY=TTT; KPMG=idk what they are). But remember you are still tax at the end of the day. If you are looking to broaden that outside of tax (and beyond accounting) I’d look into your data analytics groups in the advisory arms. You’re only an associate so not too late but you need to be a high performer and demonstrate your interest in your work or other personal projects.

If I’m looking beyond accounting, can I still get those same learning opportunities (coding) going into tax technology?

I’m currently in tax, so tax technology would be a natural progression

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