Audit Bowl

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my stress level peaks when there is so much work to do and the filing day is only 2 weeks away 🙃

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Debating about two job offers... Job 1: 63k Job 2: 61k + 3k sign on bonus + 1200 for cpa exam costs! (Both offer the bonus) I was much more ‘attracted’ to job 2 during my interviewing, the benefits ar… more

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How does one transition from audit to private equity/M&A? All associate positions I see available require 1-5 years of experience in private equity/M&A so seriously confused how one breaks int… more

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What is KPMG LA like nowadays? Thinking of jumping from Mid-tier to Big4.

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Need advice on ifrs 9 v ias 39. If client base ECL on fwd looking rate such as country GDP for lifetime ECL but a substantial portion of the receivables are already collected, do we apply the forwa… more

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How big of a betrayal would it be switching from one audit firm to another...

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Is there a place where I can find a control matrix for ISO, SOC, FDA requirements, etc? Like a mapping matrix to see the overlaps between all these requirements

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Background: I am currently an audit senior at big 4 and also have a MBA degree. Really want to switch to management consulting. My questions are 1. When is the best time to leave… more

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When is the last day you could leave your firm before busy season and not burn bridges?

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Covid sound off how did you firm handle COVID?

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Anyone know how much a senior in PCS audit at PWC Southeast region makes?

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was it a normalized thing to eat lunch while working back when you were going to the office/client?

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NYC Market - I hope all is well and everyone is staying safe! I have to say over the past month or so the market thankfully has picked up! My team and I right now have roles both in private and in pub… more

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What firms have the most user friendly/efficient technology for auditors?

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How do you deal with a challenger type of personality? I’m fairly new and I know the senior is trying to teach me the thought process. But she also makes me feel extremely small by the way she phrases… more

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Does BKD require a CPA for promotion to Senior?

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Can anyone provide advice related to choosing an industry specialization? I am starting to be encouraged to choose a specialization fairly early and would like to know the benefits in terms of interna… more

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Anyone knows what is the salary range should I negotiate for Senior Associate- Audit in PWC San Jose office? And what signing bonus should I ask for?

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I set up an interview last week with a company for tomorrow morning, two 45 minute interviews back to back. Of course, today I heard back from my current company I would be getting a raise after havin… more

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What are some pros and cons to switching into internal audit from working in big 4 external audit?

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Any seniors/staff in DFW area out there looking for a new firm before busy season?

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In my second busy season of PA (2 years ago), auditing a specialty finance company that we all quickly came to realize stunk to high hell. We ended up issuing an adverse opinion over a disagreement wi… more

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Is there any future for auditors in the fintech industry?

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Any apartment recommendations in Dallas? Looking for a 2B/2B for around ~$2k

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What is a fair comp range for a senior 2 in the greater Seattle area? High performing but no CPA yet.

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What tools are y’all using for anything digital innovation related and what type of work are you using them for?

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How do you deal with a staff 2 that is so bad that they cant set WPs dont take review notes a d apply them when they prepare things going forward, dont seem engaged, go long periods without responding… more

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What are other accounting/Big 4s are paying. As a S2 in audit NYFS, what’s a typical salary at EY/Deloitte/PwC?

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Ever have a client try to trick you? Like labeling a document the thing you asked for but its actually something else when you open it? Like what the hell?

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So my client hires a management specialist to prepare their stock option comp calc and FS disclosures. We do testing over new adds, tie out inputs to their Black Scholes for new grants and do a genera… more

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Has anyone ever send out confirmations to Singapore banks? Somehow they require the client to send them the confirmation by mail.

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Any suggestions? Getting a little burnt out with internal audit work (SOX control testing) and thinking to pivot into a new field (not finance/accounting/audit, maybe something like operations?). What… more

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It always seems like this answer is never consistent amongst Partners/QC: what assertion does inventory price testing cover — valuation or accuracy?

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Why does it always seem like the budget is decided by whatever the client is willing to pay rather than the actual expected time it takes for a project to get done? It seems to me like partners just e… more

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Anyone in Texas looking for an audit manager with main industry focus being financial institutions? Non Big four. TIA.

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Why do we summarize SEC filings and News Articles, etc in our audit files?

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Experience with PwC technical interview questions?

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Does anyone have an example of an equity roll forward that you don’t mind providing?

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