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Can’t figure out why my application for an FDD senior role at a big 4 got rejected. CPA and prior b4 audit. Wondering if I should apply if jobs open up again, but also wondering if I need more related experience?

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FYI, I got word from Deloitte recruiting that they've filled their audit senior quota. They're focused on bringing on experienced FDD candidates now. But your milage may vary, still worth a try.

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D1, can't say for sure if it's nation wide. I had a couple of referrals get rejected right away and when I reached out to the recruiter she said they weren't looking at audit seniors right now and instead looking for experienced FDD candidates. This was for the NYC office and the two candidates were S1 with CPA from Big4 and S2 working on exams from RSM/GT/BDO.

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DM for EY referral

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Which B4 rejected you? Have you tried Deloitte yet? DM me for a referral In this market, FDD is taking B4 auditors with CPAs so at this surprised too

Apply all B4.

Network and referrals. There’s lots of hiring going on, but it’s still competitive. Everyone here’s getting referrals and internal transfers through networking. Referral and internal transfer pipelines through networking usually come first.

You should get a referral

It may be a mistake - we’ve had issues with our new HR system and people literally hitting the wrong button.

HMU for a Deloitte referral

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Applied to PwC with a referral. I guess I’ll try the others in the meantime.

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