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Is anyone else struggling to study for cpa exams since work from home started?

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It's so hard to stay motivated throughout the day at home when no one is watching over me

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What’s your salary range as an 2nd year audit associate in Phoenix?

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What is it like working for CBIZ? I’m considering applying for other firms and heard about them. Currently at GT.

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I know my client needs an Accounting Manager. I know this because they’re startup med device company that has their books in complete shambles. The current accounting team isn’t very strong. How do I … more

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This looks so fraudulent! Who’s brave enough to audit a company with this name?

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I’m interested in building an audit software to automate workpaper documentation, and would love to get thoughts on viability of the idea. The concept is a SaaS site that uses API calls to common IT … more

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How do you guys recalculate an interest accrual for long term notes? I just have GL data for the last many years which all sums to the ending accrual balance. I want to do some predictive calculation … more

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What sites do others use to get historical currency exchange rates? New audit client that has contracts in other countries-some with lesser known currencies. The client uses OANDA, but free historical… more

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What are promotional raises looking like for your firm from associate to senior associate? Apparently GT is only doing a 7% raise (per multiple folks in the GT bowl). In the past, most folks have rece… more

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This is a shot in the dark, but is anyone in audit in the Baltimore area? I’m moving there and am trying to find out which firms have a decent audit presence and culture. I know culture at firms vary … more

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Writing part 3 of the CIA exams in 2 days. Shitting bricks. I’ve already failed it before, so I know how terrifying it is. Any last minute advice from those who wrote it?

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How do you know when is the “right” time to leave audit? What are some of the best ways to find new job opportunities? Are most people leaving for controller positions or what?

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Anyone here resigned recently? How did you handle doing it remotely?

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Pros and cons of switching from KPMG to PwC as an S1 in audit (newly promoted). Also anything that I should consider like clawback of bonuses and stuff?

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Anyone else just pick a career in audit because it was the most "prestigious" choice when you were in college?

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When we are only given budget for 20 hours for the next 12 weeks and are told clearly that ‘our expectation is that you stay within the budget’ to meet the margins.. but you know in upcoming weeks you… more

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Can someone explain what a carve out is?

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What’s the culture like at PwC Houston audit? I am wanting to move to Houston since I got engaged. I am at EY NY now. However, from a friend who was a former associate that worked there, she had some … more

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Is RSM back in the office? Dallas office more specifically. If not, what’s the current time timeline to go back?

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My firm may have violated a non serious DOL rule (more along the lines of improperly not allowing maximum 401k contributions than the line of discrimination). Not sure whether to report directly to hr… more

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When’s a good time to leave PA? An opportunity to join as a senior accountant for one of the top publicly traded companies just came my way and I’m a first year senior. Debating on whether or not to t… more

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OK I want feedback! Not from you guys, from my staff 😜 we don't have 360 feedback at my firm. Any staff here who can tell me how they would feel if senior reached out to them with a short survey … more

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One of the partners in our office is of a certain Asian background most of his clients are of the same background. He tends to staff such engagements with managers and staff that are of that backgroun… more

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Anyone else having trouble focusing and getting work done? I’m not doing shit anymore even though I have loads to do with planning and other deadlines. I can’t focus anymore- I think I’m finally burnt… more

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The narrative I've heard is that upon becoming manager, you get to become a bit more "master of your own schedule." Managers and above: what has this looked like for you?

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Can someone please guide me about the payscale for experienced audit managers in PwC Bermuda?

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Any TeamMate Analytic whizzes out there? Trying to execute an unusual account offsets test and can’t figure out how.

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Staff 1 here. I have a manager that keeps requesting me for her engagements where it's just me and her. At first she explained everything clearly but now she gives me a little too much independenc… more

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Anyone switch to Assurance fro Risk? Why? Do you like it better? I’m thinking of making the jump. Now that risk is being labeled as consulting I want out. I have a masters and a CPA and calling us con… more

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Struggling with JE’s for earnouts paid post-acquisition. Amounts were paid out to former owners in a prior period. I think the entry was Dr. accrued expense; Cr. Cash. Now it’s sitting in accrued exp,… more

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If a client switches auditors, could I leverage my client knowledge into a better offer with the successor auditor?

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Know this is mainly USA discussions but for anyone in the U.K., has there been any indication if promotion salaries will be cut? For reference, I’m an senior going to an assistant manager (exam depend… more

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Does anyone take their hours charged for their whole year and compare it against their annual salary just to disappoint themselves 😢

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Hello! I am in urgent need of auditors to participate in my dissertation study on auditor judgments. Participation should only take approximately 15 minutes, and includes the opportunity to opt-in for… more

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Deloitte-ers. Interviewing for a supervisor position in NZ. How difficult is it to relocate between offices nationally and internationally? Is overtime allowed? What do the bonuses look like? And fina… more

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Studying for the CPA is going to make me lose my mind! 🥺

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Okay. I fucked up. A little over a week ago, as part of controls testing, I visited the whistleblower website for the client and was documenting how to submit a complaint. I ended up actually submitti… more

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