Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

To stay until manager, or leave as a senior..

I'm finishing up my senior 1 year in big4, and trying to figure out what my next move is. The caveat is that I do NOT want a typical accounting job in internal audit, financial reporting, or really ever booking a journal entry. I'm looking at finance jobs and have had some luck getting interviews for senior financial analyst and senior fp&a roles, paying about 75k + moderate bonus (smaller southeast city).

My question is whether I should hold out for the manager title in big4 and try for finance manager or fp&a manager. I've heard mixed opinions from recruiters saying to leave now since I will get pigeonholed if I stay until manager, and some internal "mentors" saying that those opportunities will be available at the manager level, and it is worth it to stay.

I'm on a good client with a good team, and outside of being underpaid compared to what I would make in industry, I think I can make it 3 more years if I have assurance that "the plan" is on track and my "dream job" awaits me at the manager level.  

Latest Accounting Jobs--Apply Now:

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Comments are closed.

Related articles

cryptocurrency consulting accounting job

Should Cryptocurrency Consulting Be the Next Phase in Your Accounting Career?

Think the hype over cryptocurrency has reached its fever pitch? Think again—the crypto craze has only just begun. Businesses are increasingly viewing cryptocurrency as a viable investment. New tokens are gaining steam, and Bitcoin, the OG crypto cash, continues to trade at a frenzied pace. More than 200,000 Bitcoin transactions occur every day, and investors like […]

Mastering Data Analytics Can Make You a More Valuable Accountant

What can you do to make yourself more valuable to your organization? If you’re an accountant or if you work on a corporate finance team, becoming a master in data analysis is a big step forward. But why? And what does data analytics have to do with accounting? Accountants use data analytics to help businesses […]