{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "For those that interviewed during busy season, were companies willing to work with you to set your start date after busy season or did they ask for you to start now and leave your previous firm in the middle of busy season?", "post_id": "602c40e05476020029ff3298", "reply_count": 7, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "564a5cdb94887803001dd07c", "bowl_name": "Accounting", "feed_type": "crowd" }
null

For those that interviewed during busy season, were companies willing to work with you to set your start date after busy season or did they ask for you to start now and leave your previous firm in the middle of busy season?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Yes, Interviewed with other firms in November/December and I told them upfront that I didn’t have time in January/February due to busy season and they were all understanding. Accepted an offer in December for an April start date

like

It probably depends if you are going to another firm or industry. If your wanting to go to industry, I don’t think many will wait months for you to start.

like

Since I’m in tax, I’m on multiple clients. Mid April is my second to last one for year end filing and then I’m on 2 more in May and June. The last 2 I wouldn’t care about since others will free up.

I recently accepted an offer and they were very willing to let me push back my start date, but I only asked for a few more weeks. I’m not staying the whole busy season but I’m getting my team through the toughest deadlines. If I waited until after busy season I feel like I would never leave.

like

From my experience firms will appreciate your professionalism in not leaving your current employer in the midst of busy season.

Related Posts

Currently in final rounds for a mid sized tech company as a data scientist. Heard positive things about culture and people were nice.

However, FAANG and other big companies like Microsoft have started reaching out for first round ds positions. TC is also much higher (I am guessing 30-50k higher)

I want to get out of consulting and was able to finally make my lucky break with these DS interviews after 2 yoe. Should i wait it out if I get the first DS position? It would suck to lose out if ...

like

Have an interview scheduled for tomorrow for gcp DevOps. Can someone let me know how many tech rounds for this role?

like

I have an interview for 'IT Support Engineer' any tips?

like

When negotiating offers, say I have an offer letter in hand from Company A.
During another interview, the recruiter from Company B asks for the package offered by A. I tell them and they later ask me to send the offer letter for proof. Is it okay to send the offer letter of Company A to Company B? Do I need to censor/redact some things from the offer letter before sending it?

I'm a fresher and don't have much experience in this, so it may be a silly question but requesting fishes to answer...

like

I Recently joined Nagarro and want to know, how long you can be on bench.I am BA/PO for Banking domain and awaiting a suitable project. Though one of account has blocked me and provided timesheet but yet project is not final and no client interview.

like

Two different recruiters , and I’m in a dilemma. I received a better offer through recruiter A, recruiter B has set me up with a final round interview for Tuesday. I’m 90% sure I’m going to accept the offer with recruiter A. Recruiter B is very demanding and is telling me “You better take this job if I set up this interview, my reputation is on the line”. Should I just tell recruiter B to forget it and cancel the interview? I know she will have a full melt down and I just want what’s best for me

like

Curious if anyone has landed an in-house job by casually applying? Like you weren’t sure you wanted to leave, so you didn’t tap into your network to help/for referrals, but you just casually applied to a couple things that caught your eye.

like

Please suggest me to pick one of the following offers,

Epsilon - 16.1 Lpa
Pwc India- 15 fixed + 1.5 joining bonus and variable
Epam - Having offer interview this week
Eurofins - 15 fixed and 2 variable

YOE: 5.4 years
Tech stack: Functional

Please suggest me....

like

Does anyone know the interview process for McKinsey tech roles? I’m applying for program manager position. Any idea on what to expect? I.e case interview?

like

Has anyone felt that they are incapable of cracking coding interview no matter how much they practice , I for eg feel I CANNOT think fast in a timed test to solve a coding problem no matter how much I practice ,it's not just my cup of tea and that leaves me with a lot of frustration .Anyone else as well ,what to do😢

like

For those who got the GC already, how long did it take you from your case being transferred to National Benefit Center to having an interview for GC ? Thank you in advance for sharing 🙏🙏🙏

like

How do you train to get a PM position? What experiences are necessary and how are the interviews

like

Hi All,
Need suggestions here. Please help me out. I was interviewed with
IBM and got selected. Waiting for offer letter. Meanwhile got selected in another company and got offer too. Put down my ppr. Offer from another company is way beyond than IBM almost 22% more in terms of fixed. Now I’m confused that once IBM releases their offer then should I ask them to match with my holding or not ? Will they consider for negotiations? What’s your thoughts? IBM

Hi Fishes,

I gave interview of Nagarro and got selected and now Nagarro has send me some goodies like coffee mug, chocolates and cookies.
I am not sure whether I will join this company or not.
If you don't join then do we return it and how can I return?

Anyone recently interviewed for EY? Need help on their game based assessment.

like

Dear fishes,

How to get more offers while on notice period? I have 1.5 months left and hardly had one other interview and HR ghosted there as well. I am looking for counter offers to increase my package.

Is there any hiring freeze or slow down due to holiday season?

Any tips and tricks to get more interview calls are appreciated.

Thanks,

like

What should I expect for the interview process for Accenture Federal at the Sr Analyst level? Thank you !

like

Had my final round interview 3 weeks ago and provided my HC packet to my recruiter last Tuesday. As of yesterday, the recruiter still has a few “admin tasks” they need to complete before I can even go to HC. Losing hope…..

like

Hi Fishes,

Gave an interview with Cognizant last friday (10th). I have an experience of 3yrs. When can expect the offer letter?

like

Does anyone have insight into final round interviews for Strategy & Ops role?

like

Additional Posts in Accounting

Alright, please dont come for me when I ask this but can one get a nice one bedroom apt in Manhattan (under 80th street) for up to $2,800 a month? If so, where?!?!?

funnylike

Does anyone know of any advertising competitions open to the public? I ask because I work in Financial Services, but would love to submit work.

like

Can we make this bowl private? ie SKP only like all the other company bowls.

Prefer not to air our dirty laundry for all to see :)

likesmartfunny

Do any of you have unmade scripts / brand guideline work in your book?

like

Had a bit of extra time during a meeting that could have been an email...

Post Photo
likefunny

What is your "golden handcuff"?

like

I think I’m ready to leave public accounting, but I’m not sure what I want to do. I’m a tax manager currently. Anyone out there who has left their tax job in PA to do something else? Care to share your experience?

like

Then and now...

Post Photo
likefunny

How have you all delt with people who are workaholics and try to force their choices on you? She chooses to take on and work the way she does. She typically stays 30-40% in utilization above firm goal

like

If I don’t have a full draft for an internal deadline, but the court filing is due 2 weeks later and I’m the junior on it/it still needs to be reviewed and edited by the senior attorney, I am not committing malpractice, right? I’m way under water and trying not just up and stress quit and ruin my career….

likefunny

Any thoughts on Zillow as a company?

like

How can you get cloud security experience when you don’t have a technical background?

like

Anyone else recognize the movie? I don't even have to ask about the message.

Post Photo
likefunny

Hi guys,

I wanted to ask the range of salary one should quote for “cloud technical specialist- data analytics” role with 5.5 years of experience in data analytics in Canada at google.

I am genuinely not able to find any relevant numbers online. Any insights would be highly helpful:)

Thanks!

Anyone here in Private Equity industry? Why 4 years into the field, I feel like I am not learning much, most of the daily work is running k1s and doing FoF k1s pick up. (Continue next..)

like

Smaller is better

like

Anyone own combatant gentlemen shirts/slacks? Price point is low, worried about the quality (not that I'm super picky just want them to look good and not fall apart) also I hate the name...so stupid

like

Planning to do some Summer glacier national park backpacking. Anyone have any recs for routes/campsites? Looking for 3-5 nights, experienced backpackers

like

Does anyone know of a recruiter I can work with to apply for jobs at Apple? I can’t seem to be able to set up a profile. Any guidance super appreciated. TÍA 🙌🏼

likehelpful

How big of a pay cut do you consider acceptable going to a strategy position (series B startup) from consulting? Assuming a step up in position

like

Additional Posts (overall)

Then and now...

Post Photo
likefunny

What accounting standard describes how clients are responsible for maintaining tax records (despite having a tax preparer)?

like

Since about the age of 4 or 5 I’ve dreamed of being a business owner/entrepreneur. I’m sales minded, think pig picture vs detailed and I’m a people person. I often lose sight that staying long term and making partner would get me to that goal I’ve had my whole life. Any tips on how to stay motivated? Is my thinking in line? Any advice?

like

Best beach vacation?

like

Hotel rewards Credit card or Airlines credit card?

like

What are the reasons for a 1/1 promotion to senior as opposed to being promoted during the normal season

like

Does anyone actually want the all hands webcasts?

like

What factors cause an experienced CPA to face long term unemployment?

like

I have 120 credit hours therefore 30 hours shy from being eligible for the CPA. I don't want to do a master's as it will take longer. What would you recommend? I am considering random online courses

like

I'm a new senior in a small advisory group and barely get work because the managers don't have work to give. I'm at like 20 billable hours a week when I'm supposed to be busy. I reach out and ask for work but those requests rarely work. What can I do?

like

After water boarding an audit client🏊, I found out one of their coworkers👥 had their passwords on a sheet of paper 🗒... typed🖨📄... and laminated📇. (Exception noted 📝)🙊

like

In general, what are some good certifications to pair with a CPA?

likehelpful

Anyone consider Siegfried Group after Big 4? The pay is crazy but it just seems sketchy/too good to be true. Anyone know anybody who has worked for them?

like

99% sure I’ll be leaving WAM/FSO Tax after this busy season ends. I can’t take the hours anymore.

S1 in NYC, any suggestions for exit opportunities?

like

Big 4 TAS-Valuations after MBA...Pros and cons?

like

How did your stress levels change by going into industry? Looking at accounting manager and higher positions.

like

Received an offer for 85K in a HCOL. Am I getting low balled? A2

like

Which Black Friday Deals are you most excited about?

like

Going into my second year as a manager and I'm at the hardest point in my career. Does it get any easier? I see why so many people leave at this point in their career.

like

Best drama in your office?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already have an account? Log in

New to Fishbowl?

image with Fishbowl logo and arms reaching out for a handshake

Already have an account? Log in

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Messaging rates may apply

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal