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Why is partner's comp so secretive?

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What’s something that’s not embarrassing but feels embarrassing at the Big4? I’ll go first: Requesting Charge Codes

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Is it okay to add interviewers and firm recruiters on LinkedIn even if you didn't take the job?

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Advice needed: looking to leave public accounting and tax for good. I have two offers between a financial analyst and an accountant role. Based on your experience, which of the two has the best/better… more

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If you’re an S2 at B4, what types of jobs would you look for in industry, including roles? Like can I go for a manager role in industry or should stick to senior type roles?

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It’s week two and I’m ready to quit. Is this normal?

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I'm a newly promoted senior (think less than 6 months). One thing I've come to encounter is I work with several staff that tend to get super anxious easily when they're under pressure or … more

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Do you think if they raise the federal minimum wage, that the big 4 will be forced to pay the entry level staff/associate more?

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Is anyone else really bad at eating properly during busy season? When I do manage to eat it’s whatever is most convenient/snackable with one hand. This translates to crackers and other garbage just ma… more

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Is the AICPA life insurance the best on the market?

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The partner I work under is extremely toxic and has no boundaries. I work until 9PM and go to bed feeling good about everything, then wake up to multiple emails from her between midnight and 2AM. Our … more

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I left my firm and this app kicked me out of the firm specific bowl 😭. How am I suppose to see what people are complaining about!

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I’m currently saving to have and emergency fund for 6 months worth of expenses. I am also contributing about 20% of my salary to retirement. Any tips on what I should do with the extra I have left ove… more

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Has anyone left big 4 in first year to get out of accounting? If so, any regrets or tips?

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What are careers in finance that CPAs with big 4 experience (audit) can jump into?

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Hi all - has anyone used Turbo Tax for W-2 & 1098-E? Any thoughts/reviews?

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Received my cpa license in last week. I have over a year experience at PA. Should I leave to industry after the busy season? I want to gain more experience and at the same time seek for work life bala… more

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Here to vent. New senior (1st busy running jobs). How do I manage expectations? All the jobs I’m running I’ve never been on before and the expectation is to turn each job within a week. However, my EE… more

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What is the average base pay for accounting/audit job in NYC industry with experience of 3 years in PA (1st year audit senior)? Trying to find a new job by moving to NYC but not sure where I should pu… more

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Do you guys have a financial advisor invest your money or invest yourself? Why not have an advisor?

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How hard is it to go from being an SM in the Big 4 to a Partner in a smaller / mid-tier PA firm? I’m sure you can’t go direct admit, but how long would it take in international tax?

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What could be the side hustle for an auditor?

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I’m going for an accounting manager or assistant controller role as an experienced senior. Rationale being that I’ve had exposure to new guidance in my industry and experience leading multiple audits.… more

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Shower thought: Instead of moaning about busy season hours, staff should just conspire together to take twice as long on everything they’re assigned. If engagement management is worth a shit (which is… more

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I applied for a job at a competing firm. Partner interview went great. On the next call they told me they liked me but I don’t have enough experience yet, said to keep in touch and told me what kind o… more

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I’m a new tax manager with a degree in accounting and management from a top b-school. I haven’t liked me job for a solid 3 years and really only stay in it for because I’m very good with clients and l… more

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I interned with EY over summer 2020 (virtually) and accepted their FT for fall 2021. I’m starting to have reservations with what a lot of people have to say about EY and considering seeking another bi… more

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I was made aware that my landlord rented me an illegal space. So at any time NYC can tell me that I have to vacate my apartment. It hasn’t happened yet but I’m just very anxious about it so I’m think… more

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How are my fellow new hires doing?

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What do you do to unwind after a deadline? I get this incredible surge of adrenaline during that I can push through like no other (which makes me good at my job), but then afterwards, I have this ‘pur… more

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I had offers to work for all the big 4 out of college and even got 2 offers from the big 4 I interned with bc I wanted to switch to advisory. But in the end I just couldn’t see myself living the lives… more

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Is it weird that I don’t really put too much emphasis on having a job in public accounting? It scares me a little that I wake up and not care that I get let go by the firm. In fact, maybe a little rel… more

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Any Michigan CPAs here? I got an email that my license would expire on 2/1 if I did not renew it. The license expiry date is 6 or 7/31 so I think it’s a scam email. But the sender name and email is le… more

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What are common % raises upon exit as a Manager versus a Senior Manager?

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How did your stress levels change by going into industry? Looking at accounting manager and higher positions.

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Would you leave the big 4 as a SM for 100% raise (all in) even if you knew you’d make PPMD within the next 3-6 years?

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Is it necessary to write farewell email and who should i include in the farewell email? I’m A2 only work with seniors and managers.

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What do non-equity partners (aka managing director fka executive director at EY) do on a daily basis? What are the responsibilities? I assume you don't have to sell as partners do, yet they are no… more

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Anyone work for CFGI? How is it? How does it compare to B4 hours?

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