{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Planning to leave PwC. I have two offers that I need to respond to tomorrow. Both are for the same base pay (higher than what I make now)and similar other benefits. Everyone I interviewed with was great. The role at the first company likely has little room for growth but the tasks I feel I could do easily. Work life balance would be amazing. The second company I’d be the first dedicated tax person for the public corporation. Both companies Glassdoor ratings are around 4. Which would you choose?!", "post_id": "616f5bcfafcdf7002f527439", "reply_count": 10, "vote_count": 3, "bowl_id": "599555b669a73a0010aab3ac", "bowl_name": "Tax Bowl" }

Planning to leave PwC. I have two offers that I need to respond to tomorrow. Both are for the same base pay (higher than what I make now)and similar other benefits. Everyone I interviewed with was great. The role at the first company likely has little room for growth but the tasks I feel I could do easily. Work life balance would be amazing. The second company I’d be the first dedicated tax person for the public corporation. Both companies Glassdoor ratings are around 4. Which would you choose?!

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Who would you be reporting to if you choose company 2? Even if you are the first tax person, as long as you have right guidance it won't be as scary as you think.

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Is #2 looking to bring everything in-house with this new tax person or are they admitting the current tax responsible party doesn’t have the bandwidth? If the former, that could get really tough and the role could change significantly in the next 6-12 months.

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Not enough info. Everyone you interviewed were great? Did you feel more comfortable working with some of the folks better than the others. Sounds like you are going to private so most likely you will work with the people that interviewed you.

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Take the second position and don’t forget about your friends at PwC as you manage the outsourcing!

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Everyone I interviewed with at both companies was very easy to talk to. Yes I’d be working for each of them. I’m 36, married and my kids at 10 and 13. My preference is 50 hours or less each week, with the exception of a busy/crunch period. I think this should be feasible with either… definitely with the first company. Sort of thinking the first company may be a stepping stone as there doesn’t seem to be a lot of room for growth at the moment. As long as expectations hold true, envision potentially being at the second company longer. Seems better room for growth/exposure at company two though the unknown (for me) is scary. First company seems really straight forward and I will be able to plan workload accordingly. Roles are both companies are new, not backfills. Money and benefits are so similar it’s irrelevant. Should I take what seems to be the easier path with company one or the potentially more exciting and unknown company two?

At 36 with kids in double digits, I’d do the public company first person there thing. More things to be challenged by and grow with

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Thank you all! All great questions and feedback. I’d be reporting to someone in finance. All tax work (compliance, consulting, etc) is currently outsourced and that appears to remain the plan for now. It’s my understanding this tax role will be largely managing outsourced work, providing consulting guidance (with the support of external advisors as needed), etc. The thought of potentially eventually bringing in aspects of the outsourced work seems exciting too. Though to SD1’s valid comment, potentially overwhelming.

Agree with this if you’re confident about the continued outsourcing. When I first read that you’d be the only internal person I thought it was a red flag but with sufficient external support it could be manageable

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