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If you’re planning to leave one big 4 for another and also switch from one service line to another, is it worth asking your current company to make the internal transfer happen instead? It’s something I just recently started looking into and I didn’t mention a word of it on my annual review just recently. It would 100% come out of left field and I almost feel like they would at a minimum want me to do another busy season in audit before making it happen. Almost feel like a clean break is easier.

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I suggest trying an internal transfer first. It’s easier than starting a new job and you don’t have to re-learn a new company, their systems, etc. if you’re told “no” then they won’t be surprised at all if you leave.

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I went from Audit to M&A a few months ago, internally. Worth a try. If you don’t see progress after a month or two, leave.

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No. I did it the PwC brochure way, talking to my RL and partners. Then HR. Then the group. I also know people that switched to ADVS groups by just reaching out directly and telling their teams afterwards. No right or wrong way but it’s for sure possible.

I am only an associate and tried to make an internal transfer after a little over 6 months at my current firm. Based off my experience and what others have told me, it’s going to be a LONG time (if it even happens) before I am switched. I have been advised to apply to other firms in my desired service line. If I get an offer, I will ask my firm one last time to switch me and, if they don’t, I will leave to another firm.

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Well, yeah. You’ve only been there 6 months. At least at KPMG the policy is you have to be there a year before they even have the discussion. You haven’t been there long enough for the firm to want to spend time transferring you internally when you could just quit that job as well.

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Did a clean break 6 months ago to M&A, can’t recommend it enough. Happy to refer as well.

FDD, and it’s been 10-12 hour days pretty frequently.

You can ask but then you have to ask yourself why you didn’t ask for an internal transfer before job hunting? Seems like there are additional reasons you are looking to other firms. If it’s purely the service line then absolutely ask but if it’s more than that I’d stick to your gut when you applied elsewhere.

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