Would you take a lower title change? Audit Supervisor to Restructuring Associate
Hi everyone! I am a Supervisor at a Mid tier public accounting firm, with almost 5 years of Audit experience. I do not have a CPA and have been interested in Transaction Services and Turnaround and Restructuring. I got offered a Turnaround and Restructuring position from a mid tier consulting group (think Conway Mack, Ankura etc) for an Associate position ( I had applied for a senior position). The promotion timeline to Senior at this firm would be about 16 month. The pay as a Restructuring Associate is about $10k higher than my Audit supervisor role.
But the backward movement in titles on my resume is what is really holding me up. Is it worth it to go from a Supervisor role to Associate? I'm afraid what if I don't end up liking Restructuring and want to move to a different group before March 2022 (which is the promotion timeline) - would the title of Associate on my resume look horrible? I also realize that the market is tough right now and have not had much luck with other jobs I've applied for. Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you!