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Monday thoughts- what was your last straw for leaving public accounting as a senior instead of waiting until manager? Also has anyone left as a senior in PA to senior accountant in industry and still gotten into a manager type role within 1-2 years? People always make it seem like the path of going to senior accountant takes many years to move on to the next level

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Going the finance route (FP&A and strategic finance) is a much harder pivot at the manager level. I always knew I'd leave at senior and I've been happy with the move.

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Is it harder to get to manager at public company? Aren’t there typically more position at large companies?

Yeah. I saw people do it all the time at the smaller firm. But I don’t know about big one

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