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Is This Really All There Is?

Tom Brehmer Careers, Taxing Times

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Big Accounting hires the best and brightest from top schools. Not only do they require academic excellence, but they seek candidates who are well rounded with outside interests. Every accountant recognizes that the work is a grind but the experience is invaluable.

But…when you hit the wall and the rest of your life starts looking more interesting than your cubicle, where do you turn?

The vast majority of fried tax accountants head to a corporate tax department. They seek a more stable environment with more manageable requirements. Contemplating less stress, others head for smaller accounting firms.

Here’s the problem.

  • Industry just isn’t right for everyone
  • Lower tier accounting firms often struggle to offer the technical fulfillment of Big Accounting

If you’ve been through the Big Accounting grinder and gone on to industry or the next tier accounting firm and you’re still asking “is this all there is?”, the answer is No.

If you’re smarter or more creative than the people you’re working for; if you want to move faster and make more money than the system will allow; and if you’ve got the guts to put your money where your mouth is….

Become a Tax Director Down the Hall. Contact kdonohoue@vptax.com.