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Just applied for a CMAAS role through referral and the recruiter told me they don't hire from predominant tax exp 😭 damn it is this real

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You get paid more in tax but at the cost of exit opps imo

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Does that surprise you? Tax backgrounds aren't valued outside of tax, unfortunately.

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Understandable! But I'm applying for an associate role to start from the bottom and surprised that I can't even knock on the door!

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Don’t let that stop you. I came from a tax background and now I’m in FP&A. Anything is possible! I went into a CMAAS equivalent practice at another B4 from Tax. Not saying it was an easy transition but definitely doable!

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It’s different haha. I loved transaction work at B4 but my hours were ridiculous. I didn’t want to miss out in my daughter’s life so I exited to industry. I know many people that successfully transitioned from tax (since I started in tax and know many other folks there). They are everywhere now - consulting, technology, finance, banking, financial reporting. Not necessarily straight from tax but you will make it there! Feel free to DM me if you want to chat more

Well I know someone who went from tax to finance transformation so it’s definitely possible. Keep trying at other firms!

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Yes, we reject a lot of people with tax backgrounds. Other b4 are more open to it

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This is exactly why I chose audit over tax. Once tax, always tax

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