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When traveling by plane for management meetings/site inspections, do we usually fly business or basic coach? I can ask my coworkers, sure, but I’d like to hear from other firms as well.

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Are referrals location-specific? E.g. Could a friend who works in City A’s FDD group provide me a referral to the same firm’s FDD group in City B?

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Transferring from audit to FDD. How do I study for the interviews? Is there any resources I can use to pass the case interviews? What are some types of questions for the behavioral interviews?

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Hasn’t been discussed in a while, but for those who are higher up the chain or heard things, what are your groups thinking as far as return to office vs WFH?

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Can anyone please refer me to PWC London to FDD Associate role? I am a qualified accountant (former auditor five 5 years of experience) willing to move to London. Thanks! P.S. If anyone can refer to a… more

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Anyone have an invite code for the “Advisory in Accounting” bowl? It seems like there was a lot of FAAS/CMAAS discussion there and I can’t find it in search. Or a code for any other bowls about Accoun… more

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If you transition from Audit to FDD internally, will they automatically adjust your salary if you make the switch at YE aka before compensation adjustments for the next YE? Or will they try to give yo… more

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Does Deloitte give early promotions in MATS? Don’t think I’ve seen one person make SM in 2 years or 7 years total at Deloitte and see it a lot at other firms

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What’s the most terrible thing you’ve witnessed/heard/seen from your partner/MD/Director/senior manager/higher up?

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Just received a verbal offer from KPMG in Atlanta for FDD as an experienced associate. 75k salary and 5k signing. Is this a rea… more

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What’s the one deal/project you always bring up to make people think our job is cool? For example, accounting advisory work on a major telecom merger, sell-side FDD for a famous sports team, etc?

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FDD Director salary range in MCOL (Atlanta, Dallas, Houston)?

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Houlihan’s TAS team is hiring across different groups (M&A tax, FDD and accounting advisory) and locations (Chicago, NYC, LA, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta). Feel free to DM me if you’re interested … more

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What was the worst sell side team you’ve seen on a buy side? (PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, BDO, RSM, GT, A&M)

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As an auditor with 2 YOE, if I transition to FDD, would I have viable and somewhat improved exit opps over audit after just 1 year? What about 2 years? I think I’m willing to stick it out in the nonex… more

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Can anyone give insight on the KPMG FS FDD group? Experiences, good team, etc?

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How is WLB in KPMG healthcare FDD? Just got an offer for 36% salary increase from where I’m at now. I’m happy with my current WLB so that is my only concern

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How many days after an interview do you typically hear back? I’m on my second day and I’m scared

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My pet peeve is when you get comments where the commenter spent as much or more time typing the comments than it would have been to just make the edits right there. This has never made sense. More tha… more

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Hello fishes! Im an M1 in EY’s FDD group trying to set my foot into the M&A finance groups at large companies, but not having a good luck lately. Anyone willing to refer me in, or have any suggest… more

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How’s the WLB at Deloitte or other big 4 FDD? No deal experience, but considering attempting to make the switch to M1 in FDD.

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For those that have been in FDD for a while, do you think it is viable to stay in FDD long term if both you and your spouse would like to work (eg spouse also in public accounting) and want children (… more

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Any folks in TAS / FDD at LA? Did you drive to the client site while pre-pandemic? Applied from NYC so I don't have a car so ... (Car price is spiking so I would like to wait a bit if possible)

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What’s the manager AIP potential at Deloitte in FDD?

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Has anyone transferred from FDD to big 4 corp fin/IB? If yes what was the transition like (work/hours/interview process/etc)?

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Biggest deal you worked on ? No need to give names, just EBITDA. Or most interesting deal

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How’s the salary like in Deloitte M&A Tax? Have an offer but I feel it’s way too low, so just want to gather your thoughts on it. HCOL, experienced senior, and active CPA.

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UPDATE FROM PREVIOUS POST: I was offered a ~10% jump to go from B4 to top 10 acct firm transaction services with no signing bonus. Tf? The jump doesn’t include my B4 raise coming in like a month. So b… more

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What are everybody’s expectations for compensation at year end?

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Should I read Trump's book "Art of a Deal" if I want to be the best in FDD.

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Does anybody have thoughts or insight about Healthcare FDD? Have an offer from KPMG in their healthcare group but worried about getting pigeon holed in such a specific industry.

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PwC go with the title “Finance Due Diligence Senior”, What’s the title for Deloitte?

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Typical bump from audit to FDD? How much would a S1 in FDD make versus an S1 in audit? 20% more?

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what does it mean if you get an email from a recruiter saying that someone “confidentially referred” you?

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Currently at B4 audit. Got rejected from B4 FDD with 10 months YoE. Planning to apply again after few months. Should I wait until being promoted to a Senior next year? Or should I just apply after few… more

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There’s no way I can keep going at this pace. Where can I transition to from FDD? I need a nice 40-50 hour work week with $120k comp. please advise. NY metro please someone get me out of here!!!!

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Does anyone use modafinil to focus? I’ve started using it but find myself still tired mid day… a bit of background, I’ve been on adderall for the past 4 months (6 days/week)

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I have roughly 1.5 YOE at a top 10 firm, half in audit half in TAS, no CPA. I’ve applied to and received referrals for pretty much all big 4 and other 10 firms. For the ones who gave me a phone screen… more

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5 months into FDD and keep fucking up the details. Im catching on to the adjustments and writing but it’s all the same all stuff that I know is important but keep missing. Idk how you guys spot your o… more

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