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How much time do you spend after regular working hours on learning and improving technicals? I feel the most challenging part for this job is not just to complete the client work but also endless lear… more

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How was your tax season?

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What are your best tax reduction strategies other than Long Term Capital Gains, 401k/IRA contributions, and donations to charitable organizations?

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What is the expected change in compensation over a 10 yr period for Managing Directors in Business or Tech Consulting? Is their salary in line with a CIO or SVP in IT?

Any one make a move from fund admin after big 4 assurance and then was able to make a pivot to a PE fund accounting team? I am considering moving to a fund admin now. Have 9+ years of big four experi… more

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11 hours of straight weekend work will net you only $15 of meal expenses…?! I just got an email that said I was out of compliance for expensing a $20 meal (per DTE). Penny wise, pound foolish.

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How does base compensation vary across the accounting advisory roles in big 4? PWC CMAAS, EY FAAS, KPMG AAS, DT advisory. Specifically for senior managers.

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Is this the main sm bowl, just seems a bit dead compared to Mgr bowl

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Anyone have experience between choosing between an Industry position or making the final push (manager/SM level) for partner? How did you finally decide to go one way or the other and do you have any … more

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I have hit my wall. I cannot do public accounting any longer. I cannot deal with the constant focus on compliance, billable hour and the general unproductive behaviors/mindsets. I remember a day when … more

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If anyone is interested in a referral to EY, I can help.

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I am looking for any referrals in audit/ advisory firms. I have worked in 3 of the big four audit firms and currently working in Canada in the financial services industry (head office in Boston). I ha… more

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Any experienced senior managers that have moved between Big 4 firms? Can you speak towards your experience, any struggles, and opportunities in terms of partner promotion? Frankly, EY path to partner … more

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If you were going to be a partner in a national non-big 4 firm, which one would you pick and why?

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I have a new manager working with me who is surprisingly not great at the role. We’re in industry and she’s worked at the company for a long time but in a different capacity. (Cont)

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What kinds of opportunities are there for senior managers trying to get out of public accounting? Going from mid sized firm to industry. Been through one too many busy seasons. I’m done!

Got an offer I am thinking of accepting and waiting for the official letter. Sooooo checked out mentally and cannot wait to break the news to the firm. I am so over it (cont.)

Has anyone invested in a franchise? Is it worth the time as a side gig potentially turning into a path for business ownership?

What are the good exits for Senior Managers? I keep hearing how people leave for 2x their salary.

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Is it unusual to have a partner midway through a small engagement hand over his partner responsibilities to a Sn Mng (not on the engagement) and force the existing Sn Mng to report to them?

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What is dinner allowance policy for SM?

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How common is it to make 200k+ as SM?

You can request salary guide published by Robert Half. Back of guide is location adjustment.

What is the base pay for SM in TAX, in Texas? Any clue would be appreciated!

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