Was I low balled ?

7 YOE in the industry performing IA & SOX I have my CPA and CISA. Was offered $117k with a $3k sign on bonus with a mid sized firm. LCOL. Is this offer too low? Currently a senior coming in as a senior as well …

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This is actually pretty decent for a Senior role in a LCOL.

In 2018, I got $122k plus a $10k sign on bonus with a B4 in a MCOL. This was for a SOX-Internal Audit Manager role in B4.

SOX/Internal audit roles do not pay as well, sadly. Keep that in mind.


I had 5+ years experience already as a manager in industry before I got an M1 role in B4. Usually, they start you as a senior for a year or two, and you have to prove yourself to get the M title. Just the way it works

I was informed their next promo cycle is Feb 24. If all goes well, I should get a promo. If not, Aug 24.. make sense to negotiate ? I plan to shoot for atleast 125k

SF1 do you think the $$ make sense ?

Your salary is based on your title. $117k is competitive for a senior position. If you want more, you'd need to come in as a manager. Is there a reason why you don't qualify to be manager?

Yhep. That’s the plan

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