Salo Compass: A career development program like no other

You’ll be challenged to stretch, reflect, and explore professionally through a variety of cultures, projects, and roles, with the goal of gaining insight on questions like:

  • What type of company/culture appeals to me?
  • What skills do I need to build and develop?
  • What roles and situations do I find meaningful?
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All the details you want to know

Salo Compass is for professionals with:

  • At least a year or two of public accounting experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field (advanced degree preferred)
  • CPA (preferred)
  • Demonstrated self-starter mentality
  • An appetite/aptitude to learn and perform at a high level
  • Flexibility—ability to adapt to new situations
  • Love of new challenges
  • Great communication skills
  • A positive, energetic personality
  • Strong customer service skills

The Compass team will help you navigate your options based on your goals, skill gaps, and interests. Your input is vital!

In past rotations, our consultants have had career-building experiences, such as:

  • Controller, assistant controller, and accounting manager responsibilities
  • SEC, regulatory, and management reporting
  • Technical accounting
  • Financial modeling
  • Finance/information technology liaison
  • Project management
  • Business analysis
  • Internal audit/risk management
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Cost accounting
  • Corporate accounting
  • Business systems analysis
  • ERP implementation assistance
  • Due diligence
  • Acquisition integration

Salo works with all kinds of clients—public and private, large and small, PE- or VC-backed, or entrepreneurs. Many are looking for the right professional to fill a role at their organization.

During your time in the Compass program, you will be a salaried (versus hourly) employee. You’ll receive benefits—and the stability—you’re used to getting. And as your Compass experiences add up, you’ll see your market value grow!

Each rotation is slightly different. Work hours may fluctuate depending on the outcome our client is trying to achieve. We try to pre-identify projects involving overtime and let you know about it during the interview process, so you can make the best decision for your life. Average work weeks range between 40-45 hours.

Are you ready to step out of public accounting?

Provide your contact information, and the Compass team will get in touch ASAP.

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Salo is now part of Korn Ferry

Salo connects senior finance, accounting, and HR professionals with organizations that need their expertise. Joining Korn Ferry’s Interim Executive & Professional practice enables us to continue our twofold, people-focused approach: connecting people with meaningful careers where they can make a positive impact and offering innovative and customized business solutions for clients looking to tackle big challenges. Together with Korn Ferry, we are committed to putting people first, to build a world that works better together.

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Explore meaningful careers

Salo specializes in connecting finance, accounting, and HR experts with meaningful work. We know that being empowered to pursue work that matters means endless career possibilities. Therefore, we find roles tailored to your interests and goals, whether you want to advance your career, mentor and lead teams, innovate and collaborate with new partners, or work with clients of all sizes across industries. Find out how we can be your career partners.

Looking for a meaningful career? Learn more here.

Solve business needs

Combining Korn Ferry’s global reach with Salo’s customized client approach means we’re able to deliver world-class service to organizations of all sizes and in all industries. Because our people have functional backgrounds in finance, accounting, and HR, we have a holistic understanding of your business needs and challenges. Our pool of executive and professional talent is uniquely motivated to do the best work they can. No matter your business talent need, we are your trusted partner.

Looking for interim talent? Learn more here.