When to Quit Your Finance Job: Part 1


The timing of ending any relationship can be difficult to get right.

Sometimes we stay in a job because it seems to be too much effort to transition out, or we fear change: after all at least we know what to expect each day in our current role.

But there are definitely signs when it’s time to quit your finance job and whether you pay attention to them can help define your professional success. Here are two of them:

Limited Opportunities for Growth 

Part of maintaining your marketability in any finance job is your willingness to grow your professional skill set. Whether it’s staying current with accounting standards and practices, or up to date on the most recent software, you need opportunities for professional growth. If this isn’t happening, then it may be time to seek greener pastures elsewhere.

Significant Turnover

If people are leaving the company like they would exit a burning building, then it’s likely time to choose a different path. When organizations can’t hold on to their top performers, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to attract quality talent. Whether it’s dysfunctional management, a lack of clear guidance, or unreasonable workloads, significant turnover in a short period of time is a sign that the boat may be dangerously listing and it’s time to board the life raft.

While these may be the first two warning signs it’s time to move on, later this week we’ll explore three more signs that it may be time to leave your finance job and embrace a new job opportunity.

Let us know what you think! At Clarity Recruitment, we’re always interested in hearing from accounting and finance professionals like yourselves, who are ready for new, exciting opportunities that can take their careers to the next level. And be sure to follow us on Twitter (@clarityrecruits) and connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more great tips and advice.