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fh3131 t1_jabw46w wrote

Wow, I had never heard of a fiscal year ending on 31st January, thanks for clarifying


Redditaccount2322 t1_jacvdl4 wrote

Our FY ends in January 31st as well. It's fairly common in tech I believe for 2 reasons --

  1. Provides additional time to close enterprise deals after the end of the year - closing deals December 31st can be challenging, to say the least
  2. Reduces cost of accounting because most firms end their FY December 31st which is busy season for the big 4

Retail companies sometimes do this as well - or end a full quarter after March 31st instead of Dec 31st. Good luck to all the EY, PWC, DeLoitte people if every company ended Dec 31st lol