How to get out of the IA/SOX consulting space? Feel like there’s very limited opportunities in industry. Once you do get an industry IA role then there’s not much flexibility and basically you’re everyone’s b*tch.

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I don't have an answer to your question but just a thought: you're always someone's b**ch. Even as an entrepreneur.

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I get your point, but it's infinitely worse in IA. External audit, AC, mgmt... You're also seen as a nuisance by people in your own company, which is very sad.

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Get out early, if possible. Look at jobs you want and what skills they require, and train those skills. Switching isn’t that hard you just have to really understand what you want to go into and what you need to know to get there.

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Just landed an industry IA position and all the negative things people say about IA is making me less excited. I just want something chill that also pays kind of well 😫

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It's very difficult to get out. The work is not valued by anyone and there are very few transferable skills except vague things like project management. Nothing technical though. Controls and compliance. That's it.

I escaped but it was one of the hardest things I ever did. It takes a bit of luck as well. Nobody thinks IA/SOX is consulting but you'll have to sell your experience as if it is. Otherwise you're just a worse version of an auditor (no knowledge of the financials).

It takes a bit of being creative with the resume and improving your technical skills depending on the role you want. I also consider myself to be a good interviewer which helps. Feel free to PM me for more details

No escaping SOX 404 for life!

Not meaning to hijack the thread, but I'm in a similar situation. Would getting an MBA be a good escape option?

What are looking to get into? I really don't think MBA is necessary. I got out without it (although it takes some hard work and luck).

I don’t understand the stigma of taking an IA role. I know numerous CAOs, Controllers, Finance Directors, etc who spent time in IA roles. This includes finance and accounting leadership at my current company. If you want to move into something else your time in IA should’ve provided you at least enough knowledge to intelligently state why you want to move into a given role. It should also have helped you understand your gaps in technical knowledge.

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