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Should I move from permanent contract to fixed

Newly qualified accountant query on job

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I am newly aca qualified and currently in a small practice as a permanent role. Should I move into a large investment company which pays more but only one year fixed term contract to fill a maternity leave or shall I stay in current firm and slowly look for perhaps other non fixed term contract but probably not such a large company?

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By bettybobbymeggie
09th Sep 2021 17:23

I'd move. If you are good enough they'll want to keep you after the contract ends.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
09th Sep 2021 18:21

Have you finished your practical experience? If not, check whether a 12 month stint (with the investment company) isn't too short a period to count.

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By Paul Crowley
09th Sep 2021 18:38

If Practice is ever going to be a consideration then look to getting the certificate.

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By Leywood
09th Sep 2021 20:03

Gawd. Learn to make up your own mind.

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By AdamMurphy
10th Sep 2021 19:46

Les Dennis's Mavis Riley impression springs to mind

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By Matrix
09th Sep 2021 20:13

Definitely, the more varied experience you have the more employable you will be.

My old employer offered a job to any maternity cover if they were good.

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By Slim
09th Sep 2021 21:57

If it’s front office then yes, back office nope.

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By Matrix
10th Sep 2021 16:57

Back office still pays well.

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By Red Leader
10th Sep 2021 18:59

I knew an accountant who said he worked in "mid-office". Presumably better paid than back office but not as well paid as front office. I have no idea.

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By Matrix
10th Sep 2021 19:06

Probably but known as quite a boring role. The ones I knew calculated the daily P&L for the traders and had to stay late.

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By bettybobbymeggie
10th Sep 2021 19:33

Matrix wrote:

quite a boring role

So none of the thrills of tax accounting?

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
10th Sep 2021 16:51

Dunno - do you want to work for an investment company, or stay in practice ?

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