The Big 4 refers to the largest accounting and professional services firms: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

What is FDD SM3 salary in NYC among the big 4?

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Is $92k for a Big 4 Chicago tax manager low?

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I’m surprised by how difficult it’s been to try to jump from heavy senior to manager in industry (currently b4 audit). Looking for cycle accounting, regular back office stuff. Is this due to the pandemic? I’m curious about other’s experience before and now. I’m not discounting it could be my personal experience for whatever reason.

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Has anyone left B4 for a financial analyst role? Is it better work/life balance?

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What is the salary range for tech-strategy in Dubai (big 4 or strategy firm), 9 yoe ? TIA

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I received an offer from a Big 4 but still want to have discussions with my current firm. If I accept the offer then change my mind, will I be black listed from that firm? Will that burn any opportunity for me to join them later? Is that a cardinal sin?

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I personally don't believe it, but one of my recently lay-off colleague mentioned that in big 4 (especially Deloitte-KPMG) laid off people of color in their recent lay offs...Mostly Asian-south Asian, I just want to clear my head and wanted to ask this.. Thanks for your input! :(

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Any associates and seniors who have recently left the B4, can you tell me how much you made at B4 and how much you left for? Can you also let me know what city you’re in and if you’re glad you left? I’m thinking of making a jump myself and I want to have a better idea of what I’m in for.

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FTI 🐠 do you guys get a health and wellness subsidy or is that just Big 4?

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New consultant here - when people talk about Strategy & Operations, what exactly is the operations side and what do they do? Coming from the perspective of the B4 firms having the more prestigious S&O group, but also having a separate supply chain/operations group? What’s the difference between the two ops groups?

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Leaving B4 to go into a small industry role (in a fund) and have flexibility on my title. Which sounds the best? Director of Finance, Director of Accounting and SEC Reporting, or Corporate Controller?

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I left B4 as a senior and went to industry. Hated it and decided to take a job at top-10 firm after 2 years. The pay is on par with my industry job and the hours are a bit better than B4, but I’m thinking about jumping back to original firm or maybe a different B4. Any one else have a similar path? I hate how this will look on my resume and maybe feel a little like the grass is greener, but I think I have some good reasons.

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I received an offer to work in a B4 firms NYC office but currently live in FL. Assuming I will not be relocating to NYC until Q3 of 2021, will I have to pay state tax for Q1 & Q2?

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Big 4 FDD, do all firms have a CPA requirement to make manager?

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What makes a good applicant? I'm someone who will be joining a risk practice of the big 4 in 2022. What advice would you give based on your experience led to success, or weaknesses in applications?

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TAX/BIG 4: When managers start making 140k/year? Only as SM?

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I was a manager at b4, and moved to a F100 company as an associate for higher pay and different work. Few months in, I’m already acting as a manager on projects, and honestly feel like I’m sandbagging. Do skip promotions or fast tracks ever occur in large companies, or would I need to change jobs again for that?

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Just got an offer to a Fortune 100 company in FP&A with 1 year of B4 experience. The position wanted 4-5 years and an MBA was preferred. If you want out of B4 leave whenever you want being miserable for another couple years won’t help that much!

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Is 110k salary plus 30k sign on equity plus 10k each year of equity a good offer at a tech pre ipo company? Sf based and I have 2 yoe at a b4 firm. Company is my dream firm but don’t know if that comp is good for what it is. Internal strategy role

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Do folks take strategy at the Big 4 + Acn seriously? Specifically curious how it impacts job prospects and MBA admissions. For context, I’m super early in my career and trying to judge how to develop my brand. I’m trying not to be too focused on brand name or anything and instead focus on growth, but want to understand the outside perception to know what I’m facing later down the line

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Just signed an offer with a mid-tier coming from B4. About to put in my 2 weeks, but will they ask me to leave immediately because I’m headed to another public accounting firm?

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Anyone who has left recently or is currently in the process of leaving B4: What general pointers do you have on going through recruiting/application/interview process? How technical were your interviews? What areas may be a good fit coming from an audit background? I'm an experienced manager, general CIPS experience in the mid-west. Hoping to leave after busy season.

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Big 4 Fish. Which company would you say offers the best health insurance? It seems like PwC’s plans offered are mediocre at best. Is it like this across the big 4 or is PwC the odd man out here?

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I’ve had 3 jobs in 3.5 years? Does that make me a job hopper? Will I really not be hirable? First 2 were at big 4’s now I’m in industry at a Fortune 50. Left for different areas, more pay, more alligned with interests, and higher titles each time. I went from Risk/Tech Consulting -> S&O/Tech -> Strategy

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Whats the interview process for Manager look like at B4? Behavioral? Technical? Case study?

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I have 10 years B4 consulting experience and 3 years F100 mid management experience, thinking about moving to the UK next year, targets are BCG, ZS, Deloitte. What comp and level should I expect in London

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Opinions about leaving Big 4 for a Sr Exec role at McK, IBM or OW? Right role/comp make it worth consideration or is it perceived as a step down?

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Is B4 Deal Advisory (FDD) to FP&A a common transition? Don't think I can handle working in deals/transactions anymore

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Which big 4 has the best FDD in terms of culture/ type of work/ WLB (relatively)/ exit opp?

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Moving from US to Canada. What salary should I target for M/SM roles at Big 4 and outside? Is 150k CAD reasonable?

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Should I apply for senior or manager positions? I left PA as a senior after 3.7years. I’ve been in private for almost 2 years. I’m thinking about boomerang back to PA (big 4 - I know this sounds crazy). I have additional 1.5 years of experience but in governmental accounting. Would you apply for senior or manager roles if you were in my shoes?

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Out of all the big 4, KPMG seems to have the least tech focus in advisory, hardly come across them in any pursuits in digital, front office space. Do others share the same observation? any perspective is appreciated. Is KPMG trying to make moves?

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I recently got promoted to Manager at a Big 4, and am conflicted on choosing one of my Recommenders. I initially reported to a Manager, who knows the finer details of my work and can provide (‘contd)

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I have been trying to escape consulting for over 2 years now, but havent been able go convert the right role for me. Ive had a plethora of interviews lately. I hope that I can land something soon. My big 4 experience has been so depressing, that whenever I land an offer letter, I will most likely break down crying. I consistently dream of that day. I feel like i have been in a corporate prison. Can anybody relate?

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Anyone make the jump from Big 4 accounting advisory services to an independent gig? I’ve been pondering the idea recently as a means to gain more work life balance and flexibility. I’d be okay with an occasional gig to provide a decent source of income for the family. Any insight into what you experiences have been like, where your early clients came from, things I can start doing now to set me up for LT success or other words of advice would be very appreciated.

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I'm with a big 4 and contemplating a move to Accenture to get more tech focused. Does Accenture pay anywhere close to big 4 partner comps?

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Does any one know how Accenture Strategy MD comp compares to Big 4 partner comp? Was approached by KPMG Strategy for a Partner role and am wondering if it’s worth exploring.

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Any significant differences between the B4 FDD practices themselves or are the differences regarding pay/exit opps/experience primarily between B4 and MM?

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Does MBB have financial due diligence teams? I work in big 4 fdd and was curious

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Hi all! Does anyone know how to get in touch with big 4 recruiters? I currently work as a senior internal auditor, but I want to get back into risk advisory (crazy, I know)

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Facebook vs Google - What are some of the biggest work culture differences btwn the two? Particularly for someone coming from big 4 into tech.

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How many years does one have to spend at a B4 in order for it to really stand out on the resume?

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Anyone work for a company that went public? What was you’re experience like and how does it compare to B4 in terms of hours, learning, etc.? Did you feel like it opened up opportunities after the fact?

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Do Mid Tier firms have similar exit opportunities as Big 4? I am moving to a mid tier as a Sr and want to stay until Sr Mgr at least, but curious about exit oops after that.

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My husband and I were watching the LuLaRich documentary and he pointed out the the big 4 firms are very similar to MLM pyramid schemes. 😆🤔🧐

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Just left Big 4 consulting for sales strategy at a Tier 2 tech co (LinkedIn, Salesforce, etc.). Bain reached out today, any good reason to entertain?

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How do the pension benefits work for partners/principals at the big 4? Can anyone share details on vesting rules or calculations? I assume it varies from firm to firm…just wanting to understand the difference with what Accenture offers MD’s (401k, VEIP).

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Is there a prestige gap between the big 4 and ACN that is big enough to be worth taking a detour to the big four before exiting consulting? Depending on your perspective you might not see acn as less prestigious than say ey/pwc/kpmg but curious what people think the general perception is. (Not talking about strategy& or Parthenon)

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Which Partner should you give your notice to at B4? Do you start with the highest, like region sub service line leader or just the highest you have a good relationship with, like a local or area partner? Not sure if any Partners would be offended that you didn’t tell them “first” even if you talked to them in the same day or so.

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Thoughts on leaving a B4 for Mid market firm like BDO? Will my stress level/hours go down or is it just the same thing somewhere else?

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How much do cyber partners make in the big 4? First 5 years and beyond?

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How much do audit partners at big 4 firms make? What about 2nd tier firms?

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So does anyone know anything about EY/Big 4 in Hawaii?

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What’s the best way to stand out in boutique consulting firms? Is it similar to B4?

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Congrats to all the folks who got promoted this year! Happy for everyone but still feeling a little blue.. was really hoping to make it to the next level this year. Looking for some advice.. do I slog it out for one more year in current big 4 or do I try to jump to another firm at the next level?

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Looking to switch to EY cyber as a senior consultant. How many months of big 4 cyber experience post Masters is encouraged/required for the role?

Are companies looking to hire more minorities and people who identify as LGBTQ+? I saw a post about a job listing for a Big 4 and it said it had a strong preference for people who identify as LGBTQ+ or a minority racial group. Does this mean they have a higher chance of getting the job? Not trying to start any political debates, I’m just generally curious.

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Moved to D F&EP as a C at 125 last Jan from another B4. Accenture Strategy CFO&EV is offering me 130 as a C2. Worth the move? Pros: work and comp / title progression Cons: starting from scratch

I’m doing a video interview tomorrow with another big 4. If it was in the office, I’d wear a suit. It’s not obviously so what do I wear?

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I see some of my peers leaving tech consulting in PwC to accept a position as a product manager in tech companies like amazon, google, Salesforce, qualtrics, doordash, etc? How is the transition like? Or how TC in a B4 compares to PM in a big tech company?

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Operations & logistics manager or strategic planning exit ops salaries at Uber? Lot of consultants make the jump!

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What’s a typical salary for an acd in philly?

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thoughts about reneging on an offer after immigration is approved and taking another offer? any repercussions w reneging from terms a company and immigration standpoint?

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This statement made by a colleague infuriates me: “HR has the responsibility but not the authority to change disinterested leadership" Just makes me think what's the point then? Do you agree?

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I interviewed for an internship at an agency I wasn’t super excited about, but wanted to get some interview practice in. When I met the ACD who interviewed me, we really hit it off and it made me (..)

What on earth is going on with CLT today...

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How many unused vacation days did ya’ll throw away in 2017? Most of the M’s/SM’s/PPMD’s I know have saved the max and take less than two weeks each year. Wondering if this is common across the D.

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As head of a division in industry, we work a lot with vendors. Increasingly I am noticing that men working at vendor firms have offer resistance when I ask for more details/invoice timings etc. I recently had a partner from a mid size firm telling me that he will be sending the invoice without phase completion. Ofcourse, I pushed back since the work is not done and it's not per contract, and he comes back asking me to be flexible. I am ex MBB, and am quite surprised at this attitude. Cont...

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How is the work culture at the AWS finance team at Amazon?

Hi, I have 6 years of experience in O365, Exchange Administrator,Active Directory, Microsoft Online, SharePoint, Teams, SCA, ECA, Administrator, Specialist, Service Now, Zoom. Please refer if any one has open position for the same. Thank you!

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Friend received bonus from google which is 50% of her salary. Seriously consider switching job now

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Help! Have an interview in my client city in the late afternoon today. What excuse can I use to leave early and take my stuff from the team room? Need to leave by 4

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What is required to roll off a project at K?

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16 weeks and so worried all of the stress I’m under is going to hurt the baby. Between work, my own scary (non-pregnancy) health stuff, the pandemic, my mom (who is a widow and lives alone, basically isolated by choice due to covid) is having health issues, and pressures to keep billable hours up, I’ve been having complete breakdowns. Today I spent almost the entire day crying and now have to make up the billable time this weekend. I really worry abt what effect this will have on the babe.

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Hi does anyone know average dubai salary (in AED) for 14yrs experience solution architect??

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Any recommendations for a portable second monitor? Ideally something that would fit in a carry-on? Since I’m still WFH, I’m taking a week-long trip to visit my sister. We’ll both be working during the week and I’d like to avoid working only from a laptop if I can.

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Tax Staff at midsized looking for exit opps into a business/finance role. I have my CPA and MS Tax. Would I be better off trying to get a job at B4 audit then industry or are there better options?

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I've been in the world of consulting for several years; amazed at how much more analysts and others feel the need to be constantly utilized. Seeing posts about how holidays impact the metric (cont'd)

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How is PwC's expense policy? Breakfast/lunch/dinner allowances? Phone allowance? Hotel options?

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Hi folks - Any recommendations for a good immigration lawyer? Looking for some guidance on my wife’s OPT/H4/EAD

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