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I’m 29, female, is it still a good time to move from audit to FDD? Probably having kid in the next two years.

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Got it thanks! This is really helpful

I’m a lady in my early 30s and I say fucking go for it. No need to start preparing for maternity leave this early. Plus you’ll make a ton more so maybe you can even cut down on your schedule. We definitely had some part timers after their maternity leave. Personally, I’d think the flexibility and lack of face time would actually be much easier for having kids. Plus there are enough people working that we find a way to work around family stuff. The people telling you not to join either must be people without kids or men who don’t share equal parenting time. Sure, the group is mostly guys, but we work around their baby checkups and shit when we need to too. I plan on sending my baby a damn calendar invite for a c-section if I must and relying on nannies (perk of waiting until you can afford).

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Agree with this take (2 & 4 yo here)

Why not transition to fdd, then with the 2 years of experience, find a good industry job that accommodates a working mom. Hopefully the fdd experience leads to higher paying industry role with comparable wlb

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We have many working moms in our FDD group. If you want to speak to one or three I can connect you. We also have several working dads in our FDD team that have working spouses. Not all groups are made equal. Search and seek until you find what you want.

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In terms of job market, it’s really easy to get in now. In terms of work life balance probably not.

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Yes I’d do it now before you have the kid. I have two and it’s challenging feel free to dm if interested in pwc

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Unpredictable hours and rough WLB in FDD

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Thanks for the info

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Maybe consider middle market firms for better WLB. Message me if you'd like a referral to Crowe 👍 we offer flexible work arrangements and are flexible when it comes to working remotely.

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Little WLB in FDD right now. But I’d do it for two years before having a kid for the experience

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If FDD is what you want to do, then you should do it. You can develop as a trusted team member and learn how to set boundaries so you can achieve non-work goals as well when you are ready!

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This ^ also if family is your priority over work, that’s perfectly fine

Definitely. It’s probably going to be difficult to have a kid and manage the fdd lifestyle, but I’ve seen families make it work.

What about the statement was “not true at all”

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Tbh. No. Stay in audit. If you hate audit with a passion, desire to commit to FDD long term, are generally healthy with ridiculous amounts of energy and require little sleep, and don’t think leaving your newborn at home for unpredictable work obligations will bother you, sure, do it.

I see the WLB comments above and agree, but a lot of managers I’ve worked with, make their own hours to be able to be there for their family. So if you’re ok with logging on a little later to be with/help your family then I say go for it! Also yes the hours can be a little more unpredictable bc you have no idea what deals you’ll be on compared to knowing exactly when you’re busy season starts and what audit client you’ll be on all year - it’s still a better setup to me.

There are plenty of females in FDD at KPMG that manage a WLB. It's definitely a bit unpredictable at times but you'll be able to manage it, especially if you already have 2 yrs of experience. Transferring into the group with young kids I think would be miserable!

Don't make a decision based on random ppl posting here that have no experience in what you're asking. DM if you'd like to have a serious conversation about it.

For reference, I have an 18 month old and a newborn on the way. My wife works just as much as I do and we have a nanny. It can be tough at times but we manage it together.

Make the jump, (male here about to have a kid) spouse is working too. The 2 years is perfect to decide if you like the work style or want to bail before having a kid! I have been in FDD for 2.5 years

Probably a good time to move to industry.

Do it for 2 years and then go industry. I've been in FDD for 6 years and I have a baby. The long hours, unpredictability, client demands all just way too difficult to juggle when you have a newborn.

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