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What are careers in finance that CPAs with big 4 experience (audit) can jump into?

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FP&A, treasury.. others once you branch out of audit but those come to mind.

I agree transfers can be tough but a lot of it depends on the emotional intelligence of your OMP/local leadership. Of course the initial thought of losing staff comes to mind but those who think bigger picture realize that allowing someone to transfer departments keeps them in the system and in theory strengthens the firm. One way or the other, you're losing that person if you deny the transfer. I would put feelers out as to if your local office is supportive or not of that thought process.

I'm in FP&A if you consider that finance. It's probably the most realistic "finance" job to get directly from audit. You'd have to be pretty lucky or go to a smaller company if you wanted to jump from audit to corporate finance, finance operations, corporate development... If you transfer to FDD/TAS, then you'll be a little more marketable towards those finance roles when you jump to industry.

Hi im currently in audit and wonder if you can share some more abt moving audit to fp&a.

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