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Interviewed by a FP&A director for a SFA position and they asked me my salary expectations. I couldn’t dodge the question so i gave a range between 110-115k (where i’m currently at as S3 in big4 advisory). They said highest base for the position is around 105k and total comp (base+annual bonus) would likely be 110k. The role focuses on top-line P&L and is pure FP&A (no JE/acctg responsibilities) and good WLB, so i think it’s a good opportunity. If they do give an offer, should i still negotiate?

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$105 is pretty high for a SFA. You have to realize that corporate Finance is just on a different comp wavelength than client service pay

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Director also mentioned that any decision/communication would be coming directly from him or another manager I previously interviewed with (instead of through HR), so I also don’t want to risk starting off on the wrong foot with future bosses if i negotiate

Don’t worry you won’t. Negotiation is a fun and normal part of the process. If all parties feel like they lost and won, it’s a good deal for both of you

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You have many levers (some likely, some very unlikely) - signing bonus - pto - 401k match start period - healthcare coverage start period - early review for salary - training/certification coverage What else?

105k for anything over 3YOE is just too underpaid to accept…

Is this a joke? Corporate FP&A isn’t paid like you think it is

Depends where you are based. SFA TC should be 130-160k TC for 2-4 YOE

Why are you arguing with a tech consultant who thinks they know about fp&a comp averages.

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