Oh hey! It has been over a year since I made the change from public accounting to corporate and I thought I would update you all on what my experience has been like. I currently work for a large public corporation as an investment accountant. Like many of you, I had some pre-conceived ideas about what it would be like to work in corporate accounting. Many of these ideas were spot on, but for quite a few of them I was wrong.
My first observation in corporate accounting was finding that the work load is often still very heavy. While there is a much better work- life balance, it is certainly not a “9 to 5” schedule. A few other observations I have made relate to the opportunities for advancement, the diversity, and variety of work in corporate accounting. If you are considering a career in corporate accounting, you may find this video helpful.