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October 1, 2023

Tax accountant wants tf out

Hello All,

I have been working in tax for 3 years in public accounting in Chicago/New York. I focus mostly on PE, real estate and investment partnership clients.

It’s starting to dawn on me now that I am going into my second year as a senior associate that exit opportunity for tax is not as bright as I once thought it was. I also feel like I am wasting my CPA on a very specific (and extremely repetitive) area of accounting by working in tax.

My question is: how do I get out??? What opportunities are available for a CPA with only tax experience? I’m fine working in the financial service industry, but fund accounting is even more niche than tax accounting. Are there any opportunities available that won’t keep me feeling suffocated in a dead end career???

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