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Has anyone ever seen someone go from a Senior Associate in public accounting to a VP accounting role at a mid size private equity company? My coworker (now former) just made that move.

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I’ve seen people make similar title jumps. They NEVER work out well. A) they’re not experienced enough for the role, and B) If you’re going to a company that’s willing to put such an inexperienced person in that role, there is some gross mismanagement going on

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VP = glorified Manager in most finance roles

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I'm thinking that some some private equity companies have VP position that are basically equal to Manager in B4, but I could be wrong.

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At Goldman and others, you become VP after 5 years or so. Basically manager equivalent at big4. Analyst>>Associate>>VP

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Titles are different at every organization and basically meaningless. What is the role? How many people report into them? How many people do they report to? Career trajectory? These are the important questions.

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I’m sure your co-worker had some connections.

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I just want to know if this is something I can strive for. He was up for manager this year. It was basically a lock. He is very secretive and didn’t even disclose where he was going. I saw it on LinkedIn

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If he can do it, I’m sure you can too!

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