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Would you take a lateral move as a new A2 to a financial analyst (FP&A) position at a Fortune 50 tech company if given the opportunity?

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Absolutely

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Yes. People need to realize when you pivot into something new you generally (unless your network game is strong) take a demotion. A lateral is a plus IMO if you’re coming from tax/audit over to it. You also need to consider the size of the company you’re joining: bigger = likely to take lateral/demotion (due to lack of industry experience), smaller = promotion (generally)

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Cool thanks for the advice!

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Fun fact-i went from senior at Deloitte to financial analyst. Pestered them on the title so much I got promoted less than a year in, and am hopefully starting as a manager in 2021 if all goes well (TBD)

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What is a "Fortune 50 tech company" that's not FAANG?

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Microsoft, Dell, HP, Intel, IBM

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