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What’s the most relevant tax background to have prior to transitioning to M&A Tax? ASC 740 (provisions), corporate compliance, alternative investment (partnership) compliance, etc.

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Who here uses Otter?

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Job recommendations for someone enjoying TAS (FDD) work, but doesn't want to be as into the weeds/details on the Company's accounting?

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When you transfer into M&A Tax from a non-specialty group, is your salary immediately adjusted to reflect the premium or do you have to wait for the next CRT, specifically in PwC?

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To those who landed a job in industry as an FP&A analyst, how did you manage to bridge the knowledge gap? There is a lot of financial analysis in our day to day work, however I don’t have any expe… more

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To those who broke out of audit w/ or w/o a CPA, how did you get the opportunity to work in advisory?

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How much would a deals manager/ senior manager/ director make at a big 4?

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2 career options : big 4 CF vs boutique Financial restructuring. Which one should I go for ? End goal : IBD Advisory

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Anyone thinks groups like FDD will see any layoffs in the next few months?

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In the event of any layoffs what exit ops can one year experience get you?

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How is a partner’s compensation typically structured (base, bonus, equity, etc) at a big four vs at challengers like Alvarez & Marsal?

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What would you rather do: Middle market TAS FDD (GT, RSM, BDO) or lower middle market M&A sell side IB

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Have people been more busy in m&a tax? What are you guys charging for due diligence engagement during these times?

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How much does a new partner in FDD make?

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Is there generally a salary premium for people in M&A Tax compared to Core Tax, and is it substantial (10-20%+) at the Senior level or not until you get to manager and above?

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Hearing that deal activity is coming back, can people confirm?

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How do you find the difference working with PE clients and corporates? Any difference in nature of work performed and work style? I’m under the impression that PE clients might be more pushy but I cou… more

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Does transferring into M&A effectively “reset” your career/promotion progress? Eg. if you’re a 2nd/3rd year Senior prior to transfer, would you spend 3 more years as a senior in M&A?

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What would be a good example for interview questions such as “tell me about a time when you were faced with a problem that had a number of possible solutions” and “tell me about a time when you took a… more

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What’s your favorite code section?

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