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Anyone left big 4 to go to a national/regional CPA firm? Why and how do you like it?

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Left Big 4 for a very small firm (niche industry, big city.) Best decision ever!

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I went from a regional to Big 4. There are pros and cons to both. Big 4 pros- stable pay increases, firm resources diverse clients Big 4 cons- 100 hr work weeks Regional pros- far less hours, develop genuine connections with peers and partners, greater impact to clients, commissions for bringing work. Regional cons- volatile pay increases.

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To be honest, the longer I work for Big 4, the more I miss working at a smaller firm.

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Left small for B4 zero regrets. Depending on your market some small places work as hard as B4!

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