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Is it reasonably possible to move to a senior associate position in a smaller yet sizable firm after one year of big 4 experience?

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Youre probably not ready yet either

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Yes. 100%. And you will be fine. 1 year of B4 experience basically equals 2 years at a small firm

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What if I interned at a small firm for about 7 months as well, doing individual returns and small businesses? Also it would be for a tax position, no interest in audit.

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Is it possible to get a senior position after one year? Yes. Is it possible to operate as a good senior after one year, most likely no. As for getting the next title or higher pay in new job is based on how good you are at selling yourself. I have seen people hoping around and make manager in few years. Everything is possible in this economy.

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I’d say that’s more rare, but if you are ready for senior then it wouldn’t take you long to prove that and be promoted in 6mos to a year

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We have fired them all. As a senior I expect you can schedule, forecast, plan, assess risk, lead a team of 1 year staff. then there is real work.

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the hardest part for people coming to MA is that you have to do grunt work, even at a manger level. some people say that they are past or above that. if that's how they view the people they work with then it is it for me. To be said if staff feel like no one above them helps that is not good. we do the work together and it gets done together. I'm fortunate to have that rights now.

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Probably not, unless you were early promoted to senior already.

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I am going through this now as well, I’m in tax. My strategy has been to demonstrate in my cover letter and subsequent phone calls and soon to be interview what and how I believe I am qualified for the senior position, where I fall short, and where I am over qualified as staff level. I have applied for senior positions when available, but also staff level. For the most part, with some initial training, I believe I am ready because I have a lot of other experience before big 4 tax, but I am not ready because I am still a ways away from quickly scanning a return and spotting errors. Then again, so are some of my seniors, so that just comes with time. If I would have to take a staff level position, I am going to ask for a clearly identified path to senior that is hopefully less than a year, with measurable goals that I can achieve.

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Probably if you’re in special practice and the smaller firm really needs ppl in that area

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What about another b4?

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