get out of audit

“I want to get out of audit!” If I had a £1……..

Done 3 years or more in audit and want to transition into the advisory world but don’t have the experience? I hear this a lot and genuinely am keen to help candidates make this step however it’s not easy. My best advice is to gain any experience you can within the firm you are in. Put your hand up to do an internal rotation or secondment to another team in the advisory space. One of the Big4 won’t look at vanilla audit seniors with zero TS/CF exposure for a role in those teams because they can source those people internally. So make yourself accessible within the firm you are in and network with the right people. Then once you have the experience you can look to navigate your way into a new permanent role at another firm.

If you’re looking to move countries and move from audit to advisory then I’m afraid that’s even tougher. Come over in audit then transition once you’re here otherwise your options will be incredibly slim OR transition where you are then make the geographical move with the experience you need.

This probably isn’t what you want to hear and I’m sure some will beg to differ with me but from my experience within the Big4 the above rings true. Opportunities within the mid-tier/smaller practice firms may well differ. As always if I can help you make your desired move then I will do my very best to do so. If I can’t I’ll be honest with you and try and point you in the right direction : )

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