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Hi Imad! I recently started at B4, realizing after compliance busy season I’m more interested in audit. Internally transfer doesn’t seem guaranteed and will take at least 6+ months. (Cont.)

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From your perspective would it be a terrible idea to jump to a local/regional firm anytime soon? I’ve been looking at any entry level audit opportunities around to get a year or 2 of auditing experience. The plan was to get my CPA during this time then jump back into mid-tier/national/maybe B4 (iffy about this one). Do you think this would be a good plan? Or is it better to stick it out at the B4 and wait for an internal transfer? I just don’t want to keep getting tax experience where I really don’t see myself in the future.

If you don’t see yourself pursuing a career in it I say stick it out for this busy season and have an exit plan for post busy season. Try not to burn bridges. Believe me it will pay off on the long run.

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