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What is the FDD PwC equivalent at the other big 4 called? Is it also FDD? Thinking of applying to all to compare offers.

Anyone ever think about Big Law after being in FDD?

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Does anyone know if the excel skill assessment is the last part of the hiring process for Baker Tilly?

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So I just finished an interview with FTI Consulting for a Transactional Advisory Intern role and I believe it was the final rou… more

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Have a case study coming up with CohnRezenick, anyone know what to expect for FDD/M&A case studies?

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Any firms doing mid-year salary adjustments? Seems to be quiet this year but inflation and costs keep rising faster than wage growth.

What is the base salary for S1 at HL/Kroll in HCOL (NY or Bay)? Do you get a raise/adjustment during non-promotion years (e.g., S1-S2)?

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Hey all! If I have 1 YOE in AAS at B4 is it possible to transfer into FDD? Didn’t know what FDD was when applying to jobs out of college but I think I’d really like it. Would it be best to try and tra… more

Do you ever feel like your databooks have way more analysis than needed? How do you judge what to analyse and not? And please dont say the boilerplate engagement letter.

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Which sub service line has better prospects in terms of working within the organisation and exist opportunity. VME, FDD or lead advisory (Government and public infrastructure)?

Is PwC still hiring seniors?

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Hey guys! I was wondering if I could receive some input from you all as it would be extremely helpful. Are there any Big 4 companies that hire Transaction Advisory Associates directly out of college; … more

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What roles are similar to fdd but not client facing?
I hate being beholden to a client who gives us inaccurate information and waits till the last second.
But I don't mind the analysis… more

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Currently a top-performing A1 in B4 audit, with an offer to work in mid-sized M&A advisory. If I wish to pursue a career in finance, should I stay and try to get B4 M&A advisory or just make t… more

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Anyone find a last minute mistake that could swing EBITDA down by up to $100k in a $20+ million EBITDA company? How did you deal with that? Thanks 🙏

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Can someone refer me to a senior valuation role at PwC and/or EY?

What type of advisory work has the best WLB?

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Beyond excited to start at A&M soon in PEPI…got the guaranteed bonus for year 1….everyone about to finish their first year…did you actually blow past the guarantee like I was sold?

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MM FDD (excluding AM) vs Big 4 Audit, which has better chance of getting into big 4 FDD eventually?

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Does anyone know MCOL salary for an S1 at Plante Moran? And how does Plante compare to other firms B4 or Other MM.

Does anyone know Grant Thornton FDD/ Transaction Advisory salary range in MCOL for A1?

They want to connect me with… more

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Anyone in corporate development roles willing to connect? Looking for corp Dev roles at MAANG

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Just had the worst interview I've ever had for my first chance to break into BB finance from accounting... 😮‍💨

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Does having multiple referrals for the same role at a B4 help?

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Pros and cons of FDD vs. Tax M&A??

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How many deals did you work on before you felt comfortable/confident in your role?

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What is the thing that you most hate about working in FDD?

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Worked in KPMG Dallas for a while (on tax side) but had a lot of interaction with the FDD team there. Many of those gentlemen are now leaders/members at HL TAS. I have to ask, how do HL folks like the… more

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Lender Due Diligence thoughts compared to FDD and potential career path?

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Hey fishes! I'm a new audit senior thinking of switching to advisory. I have my CPA and work fuy virtually currently. I would like to continue to work fully virtually. What advisory practice do yo… more

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Going on a global rotation as a director is positive or negative ?

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How much can I disclose on my resume regarding a deal I worked on? It is public knowledge now as it was announced during earnings season, so I feel I can include the details that were announced (parti… more

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Now that EY comps are out, what is the base salary for Staff 2 FAAS?

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What are the services provided in FAAS? I know AAS - technical accounting, buy side, sell side, and IPO readiness.

Staff 2 in audit right now. What are my options for trying to break in to FDD?

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If I reneged on EY audit, are my hopes for EY Parthenon done? LOL

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As an industry can we just agree that we don’t need camera on for management calls and all others for that matter?

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Best affordable program to follow to learn financial modeling?

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Currently in M&A tax and looking to switch to deals advisory (either val or DDV). Has anyone done it? How realistic is this?

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