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Promoted to M1 this year at a Big 4 in FDD and only got a $18k increase in base. Is this normal? Feels pretty low.

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What is the QofE impact of previously capitalized labor for an internal project that ended up being stopped completely? Do you burden the PL for the previously capitalized labor costs?

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Would you trade full time remote work for hybrid model to increase compensation by 80%

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Does it matter what Big4 (Audit) you come from in the recruiting process for Transaction Advisory? If so what would the rankings be?

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Would transferring to corporate development or back to FDD be possible as someone who left FDD for industry recently? Landed a great accounti no exit, but missing FDD and wanting to go into Corp dev. … more

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Is anybody aware of opportunities in FDD with firms in London for Americans? Interested in possibly working over there.

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Is FDD stressful

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What is a better background for TAS: Audit or AAS ?

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Is anywhere in M&A tax hiring at the moment? Would love to connect.

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I see a lot of seniors in FDD exit to Director of Accounting / Finance roles.

I have a tentative interview for one of these positions. I haven't been in an internal accountant in a while and have b… more

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New M1 here - When do you expect a manager to start leading buy-side calls when you’re the sell-side team?

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Was the CPA a major factor in getting you promoted from staff to senior?

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Alvarez & Marsal Does A&M still have a hiring freeze or are they ramping back up? I’ve applied to a couple new positions they posted on LinkedIn but have never heard back Alvarez & Marsal

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Alvarez & Marsal Thoughts on exit options from Big4 FDD and A&M FDD? PwC KPMG Deloitte EY Alvarez & Marsal

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Thoughts on moving from big 4 FDD to a mid market accounting firm (GT, BDO, RSM) in their lead M&A team? Or should I hold out for an actual MM IB although in this market is not a guarantee

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Anyone have experience working in both the US and UK in an FDD role? I’m curious if the work life balance is significantly better in the UK

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I believe I’ve seen this asked before but can’t find it. Do you guys combine senior and associate on your resume or break it out?

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Any insights into accordion’s restructuring group (comp/culture) Targeting the Director level.

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Are y’all adjusting for ERC credits in the QOE?

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Anyone finds it difficult not misrepresenting what you do in TS when you explain your job to people?

What is a short and succinct way to introduce yourself, particularly to professionals not from public accounting… more

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My director never joined our scheduled call and didn’t respond to my IMs asking where he was. So I sent an email saying “Michelangelo, meatloaf and veggies in oven”

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What are some solid service lines I could try and apply for while the FDD/TAS space has slowed down? I was in an FP&A role for some time but it ended up involving month-end closes, preparing journ… more

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130k base newly promoted to MCOL MM M1, 2.5 YOE in TAS, 5 YOE overall. Seems on par with market right?

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JUST WANT TO SHOUT OUT MY MANAGER! YOU DA BEST!!!

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Alvarez & Marsal Any benefit for CPA to take the SIE / Series Exams? I passed my CPA exams, and I’m starting work in FDD in January. Working a temp job at an investment advisory firm rn, they offered to sponsor me to take SIE and Series 7 exams. Any thoughts on if the effort would be worth it? I have the free time & mental energy rn, since low stress job. (Context, I’m pretty good at testing, but only took 1 true finance class in college). KPMG Houlihan Lokeymore

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Laid off from MM FDD back in May with less than a year of experience but almost 3 years in audit. Quickly picked up a senior accountant role with salary short of 6 figures. Not wild about an accountin… more

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Does anyone have experience transitioning to an Investor Relations role? Curious about the jump and what it's like. Tired of churning out QoEs and DDLs without much client interaction. I've he… more

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If you do not join a TAS practice at an accounting firm and work towards partner, what is the end game? What is the long term earnings potential?

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FDD - What are the key differences between consumer products and manufacturing (CPR vs. AMM) from a diligence perspective?

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Curious to see what you all think: When considering joining a new TAS practice in a boutique firm, what factors do you weigh to make your decision? After joining, what signs do you consider red flags?… more

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Currently an audit S2 at a non-B4 firm, tried to transfer internally with no luck. Have a couple of deals I worked on through internal rotation, (the TAS partner said the transfer denial wasn’t due to… more

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Anyone work at/have had any prior experience with Northern Rock before?

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My watch has ended 🫡

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Anyone here that left audit for FDD. What are the biggest pros and cons that’s you’ve experienced compared to audit?

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Can someone explain cash basis adjustments / considerations? When and why you bring things to cash? Why you go to GAAP?

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How do you think the UAW strike will end? If you were the on the exec co of the big 3 at what point would you decide to discontinue ops state side and move most production to Mexico?

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Name the cringiest line your superior has said to you

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What's the deal with sustainable finance and why am I getting so many recruiter cold messages about it? Is it a good idea to try it out or is it just overhyped crap?

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Anyone know what the salary range for an in-house M&A analyst would be in Washington DC? This would be for a fortune 50 company.

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Best path to 150k after a year of audit and a year of FDD (excluding IB)? Might be wildly unreasonable.

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