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How to stand out in Private Accounting

In private accounting, what do you think is the most important thing someone can do to make sure their voice is considered in the planning stages of a project and not just brought in at the last moment for a "heads-up" as described in your article.


There are a few factors at play here. 

1) You always have to do well in your job. This helps establish your rep. All you need are a few rumors flying around, and you're done.

2) You have to have a good mentor who has influence - one who is willing to talk you up to other groups. This will get the other groups to come to you directly for questions, if any.

3) If another group comes to ask you a question, prioritize it if possible. You'll be judged on the limited interactions with them.

4) Whenever you get a chance, instead of emailing them, swing by their offices and discuss your questions with them, this helps build rapport.

5) Put yourself in their shoes whenever the groups battle with each other - see if you can work out a compromise or help explain to them why your ask is critical.

6) Go out to drinks with them whenever you get a chance, or if you don't drink, maybe still go and drink a glass of coke or something. The other groups, especially the revenue generators, are always out and about. Make an effort to join them.

Eventually, a combination of these factors will make the other groups respect and like you, and thus reach out to you. That is so important for advancement in a private company.

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Vramaratnam said…
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Anonymous said…
And please, do not forget to do good networking and avoid to be too much efficient in your job. Always think on the next position you want to be in the short term.

Thanks for keeping up this blog, it is very interesting and helpful (been following it since 2013 as an anoymous user)
I agree with all your points. There is huge difference between private and public sector firms. Although both hire professionals but the difference is work pressure and weekends.

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