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Anyone willing to refer at EY’s Transaction Diligence group or Deloitte’s Transaction Services group? I’m located in the Southeast

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Whats your lifetime deal body count?

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M&A tax senior salary? NYC

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Hi! Could anyone please provide some insight as to what it’s like to be in M&A tax? Type of work, hours, exit opps? Considering transferring as manager from bts.

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What’s the downside of leaving FDD for a Corporate finance role? (I.e Sr Financial analyst). It sounds like everyone talks up leaving for Corp dev, while Corp finance is made out to be lowest tier exi… more

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Anyone in Canada? What is street FDD manager salary? Toronto specifically

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Who’s the best person to talk to when I want to leverage an external offer to hopefully speed up the process/release me from audit demands? I.e FDD recruiter, my audit HR, my audit team,etc. i got th… more

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Fir those that traveled pre-COVID, who would typically pay for the celebration dinners with all parties? Buy-side or sell-side?

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I know in audit if you go to another competitor they make you leave immediately instead of the traditional 2 weeks. Does that apply to advisory? I.e if I switch externally from audit to FDD.

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What’s the salary range for S2 in HCOL cities such as NYC/SF?

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Anyone want to provide a referral? KPMG, PwC , or mid market?

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How many projects do you have going at once that you dedicate 5 or more hours to per week? What’s your level?

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I had an initial screen call for a PwC Senior FDD role last Wednesday. The recruiter liked me/resume and said to expect an email regarding the next steps for case study interview in the coming days. I… more

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It’s been two weeks since my FDD application status got updated to “under review”. Anyone with an insight to what I can expect going forward? PwC

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Is it necessary in this day and age to be clean shaved for an interview in Advisory/Consulting roles? I’ve always had a beard (low cut, trimmed, and shaped up) so I’m wondering if it would be necessar… more

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After interviewing with a Big 4 firm 1.5 weeks ago, the recruiter reached out through email saying they’d like to move forward with the offer process. A week has gone by and when I followed up earlier… more

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Do incoming seniors in big4 FDD normally get signing bonuses?

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I have just accepted an offer to internal transfer within Deloitte from Audit into their FDD practice. What can I expect from a flexibility or hours perspective? I’ve been fed the kool-aid through the… more

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Anyone have any insight on EY Transaction Diligence (TD) vs Valuation & Modeling (VME)?

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Has anyone interviewed with RSM TAS recently? Any tips on how to prepare?

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Anyone have experience with RSM FDD in their McLean office? Interested in the type of exit ops this would have versus big 4 FDD.

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People who’ve gone through KPMG advisory recruiting - is it normal to have a screening call with someone from South Africa? And how long after the call did your next call take place?

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Thoughts on EY transactional tax group? Looking at NYC, coming from midsize tax compliance with transaction focus, so I have the experience and I know teams are hemorrhaging anyway. What would be the … more

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What’s a ballpark salary for an A2 in FAAS (Central)?

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M&A tax/TT salary for m2 in HCOL city?

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(SRS) What is your ideal exit opp / comp based on what you think you can leave for or have heard someone you directly know leave for. Include your current level and what group you’re in

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What’s the PwC equivalent of EY’s VME (Valuation, Modeling & Economics)?

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Best TAS/FDD practice in DC/NOVA area?

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Whats the culture like for PwC's FDD team in DC? Anyone have experience with them? I got approached by a manager to start the interview process and i'm a little hesitant.

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How is EY’s TD practice in Chicago?

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Can someone share the salary range for manager - M&A IT Due diligence in Deloitte consulting? Got a verbal offer of 175K base, and 15k sign on. Have 7 YOE. Thanks!

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What is the average salary for a senior consultant in a HCOL for Deloitte’s M&A strategy team?

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What’s the typical bonus for FDD seniors at large national firms?

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Interviewing for Accounting advisory senior role next week. What to expect?

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Could someone share what a fair 1st year manager salary would be in TS? Assume a high COL metro area DC/NYC/LA/CH. Just the salary, not bonuses and whatnot.

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Do deals / TS partners or do audit partners make more? I heard from a reliable source that while staff pay is higher in deals this reverses at some point and audit partners make meaningfully more (wit… more

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How is Deloitte’s MATS team? Any personal experience? How was has turnover been during covid?

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Thoughts on tax diligence teams at KPMG, PwC, BDO, or RSM in the eastern US? I’m specifically interested to hear positive points about any of these teams. Please share location if you’re comfortable.

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What is Houlihan Lokey’s comp? HCOL ?

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Feeling like I’m the only FDD senior who isn’t interviewing or hasnt already quit. Where have ppl gone who have been happiest? A&M? RSM?

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