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I recently got an offer for almost double my current salary. A tech startup wants me to join the team and handle a few select balance sheet items as part of their fairly large accounting department… the only thing is I’m worried I’ll be pigeonholing myself. Should I be okay with transitioning as an auditor to a specialized accountant like that? What happens if I want to leave in a few years but only have experience with a few financial statement line items?

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You can always boomerang back to audit at any time

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Depending on what double your current salary is, it might be worth taking the opportunity just to take that salary for a bit. If you decide you want to leave eventually, worst case scenario you can always come back to EY or another big 4 and pick up where you left off. Chances are you’ll pick up some number of transferable skills that could translate into other industry jobs down the line.

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I think you’ll be ok. Go for it.

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If your title is revenue accountant that is career limiting. However if your title is senior accountant or something generic you can always play up your experience to include stuff you didn’t work on directly.

Wish I knew before I took this revenue accountant role.

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