Stop spinning, start rotating!

Salo Compass is about discovery. It’s a salaried rotational program—which means you’ll rotate through assignments at several organizations—without missing a paycheck.

By experiencing a variety of organizational cultures, projects, and roles; you’ll get answers to questions, such as: What do you want to do? Are you qualified to do it? What type of company/culture appeals to you? That way, your next move will be a more calculated step in the right direction.

Even better, at each organization, you’ll be part of the team and considered as a potential future employee. Our clients know your end goal is industry, so they’ll be lobbying to get you on their team.

Salo Compass Animated 2022

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.

EEO statement

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