Audit Bowl

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External Auditors, Internal Auditors, IT Auditors

Hi fellow PwCers I need some guidance with respect to the technical case interview preparation for PwC UK. If anyone can please provide some context around the format of the interview, significant are… more

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Just moved to Dallas, looking for a new firm. Any have a particularly big tech/real estate practice?

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Anyone ever wonder how busy seasons are legal? How is it legal to make employees work 10+ hours a day and on weekends??

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Other than the accomplishment of passing an extremely difficult exam and having a year of experience under your belt, how/when did it set in that you were a CPA? Does it feel any different, or is it j… more

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Newly promoted senior here. My busy season schedule is starting to get filled out and noticing I have about 15-20 clients I’ll be in charge of. Looking to make a nice tracker in excel prior to busy se… more

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I am admittedly burnt out and tired of working busy season hours when it’s not (understaffed) and being under appreciated. Applying and interviewing, but not much traction (thanks, COVID). So the ques… more

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Who does counts are your firm? We have seniors doing them too...

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I would say my least favorite part of audit is when senior managers change the format of your workpapers to make it more fancy format wise and show you did more work than was needed.. But don't ac… more

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Going from Big4 Audit Senior to banking, what is the typical salary increase in HCOL area?

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How are yalls firms doing promotions and raises right now? We actually have grown as a firm through the pandemic.

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Why are we auditing to Net Income when our PE clients make all decisions based off of EBITDA? The bank covenant is half EBITDA as well. Seems like a waste of time and we are just checking the boxes.

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Just left Big 4 for a smaller firm. No mobile phone provided but they expect me to list my cell number and put a bunch of apps on my personal phone, including their ability to wipe my phone of their … more

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How do the trainings and employees development look like in big 4?

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Any word on whether 2021 busy season will be wfh for any of the accounting firms?

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Do you think that personality differences between the CEO and CFO can cause problems for the audit?

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How many of you seniors/managers actually know how to create an operating lease amortization schedule and all journal entries from scratch? It’s easier to audit stuff like this but can you actually do… more

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Which PwC office has the best audit clients? Also, anyone have any intel on the LA office? Please advise, thank you!

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I try not to get frustrated by clients but it just gets to me when their accounting people refer to numbers as positive and negative instead of debit and credit

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Has anyone transitioned from KPMG audit to Deloitte audit? If so, how was the methodology adjustment from eAudit to EMS?

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Put in my 2-weeks this week: now team is throwing kitchen sink at me, asking that “we” work long hours. How do I politely go about this?

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How has senior associate to manager promotion pay bumps compared to prior years? I’ve heard it’s generally a 20-25% salary bump (and the best bump you’ll receive before partner). What have people see… more

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I’ve seen some people write “acting senior” or “acting manager” on their resume under their accounting firm and will even put the time frame they were an “acting senior”. I am 100% an acting senior ri… more

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I’m an A3 and have had trouble passing the CPA. I have taken REG twice and have no parts passed and just got a 73 on BEC. Is it worth still trying to become a CPA? Im taking this as a sign and thinkin… more

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What was the hardest year of public accounting, first year manager?

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Do all big 4 firms have a NYC “professional practice” audit rotation? I know KPMG has a “DPP Rotation” which targets senior managers close to making partner. It’s a 3 year rotation at headquarters wor… more

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Anyone try a good cop/ bad cop routine during fraud inquiries?

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Those that say they “like audit”. What is it you like? I would say I enjoy my job as much as I would any other job; I don’t necessarily “like” it.

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Any fish in the Salt Lake Deloitte office? Curious as to the current enviro / culture of the audit practice.

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Can someone tell me why/when we would test debt repayment? We’ve confirmed beginning and ending balances, why would we test payments and proceeds? We have also tested interest expense if that matters

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Has anyone audited bands before. I was wondering bands that are smaller that are DIY and play small clubs. I go to a lot of shows and on the merch they never charge sales tax. I would think they would… more

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Putting in my 2 weeks next week, any tips? No idea what this process is like.

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Found out I’m doing a repeat year. I had a rough second busy season, but was told I was on track for senior. I like audit, and I like my firm. I think I just had trouble with some seniors. Any advice … more

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I keep seeing firms putting up ads for seniors... some of them are on hiring freezes. Like what???

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Any whispers around your firm as far as how long the plan to wfh will be for?

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Those of you who have spent time in audit and who are now in private sector, what skills should I be working building to be successful when I leave public accounting? For example if you’re a controlle… more

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Anyone else think Aetna heath insurance is worst waste of money for employees and employer? How is it even offered as a benefit??

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Made it to the final interview round for a Fund Controller position. The round consists of 4 30 minute interviews and an hour long case study. No idea what the case study is about, any way to prepare … more

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I get good feedbacks and reviews from seniors but my dials are always slightly below average. I’m wondering how I can improve?

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