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Currently working at BDO but looking into a few other opportunities. Any thoughts on going from mid size firm to a small firm, or would mid size to B4 be better?

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DM me for a referral to Deloitte I made the switch from a national firm to Big 4 recently and I am having a great experience so far. I got a $18k bump doing the same job I think having the Big 4 name on your resume would be great for your career and will open up a lot of doors. I wouldn’t recommend going to another mid sized firm since it will just be like BDO with worse resources A boutique firm is another great option if you do tax and actually want to make a career out of public accounting

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Honestly depends on what you are doing. While tough given staffing, I do feel that my staff while at EY that came from BDO were more qualified / better than the majority of EY staff trained up due to the fact you saw / were hands on so many different things than just a few large tax returns. Of course this is very dependent on your direct team. However, chasing comp during this market is what I would ultimately do.

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Mid size to big 4 always better options. From long term view point big 4 is better

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Ah shiet, you too?

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Big 4 is better in my opinion. I did mid size to big4 and I’ve been so lucky with my team. I also enjoy the work. Dm for KPMG.

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Go to B4 - I was at BDO too. Wish I left for B4 long ago, so much better in every way

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Better money in big 4. Would be best for you if you have passed the CPA exam.

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Passed it and certified!

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DM I’ll refer you to pwc

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So my option is either a small company or Deloitte who I’ve been interviewing with. I was thinking of trying out the small company to get a better WLB for a bit after this past BS, but would B4 still be open to hiring down the road if they see I’m coming from a smaller firm?

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It’s in industry! They focus on corporate compliance and provision work! Def not ready to go private yet lol

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I recently started here. What do you not like about the firm? Interested in what I’m getting myself into. DM me if you feel comfortable

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BDO is doing January raises?

Cmon to RSM they are paying great rn

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That’s if you are already at market

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Crowe is another midsize firm. Perfectly situated with the global presence but has tight nit feel. Your known at the firm and don’t just feel like a number. Great culture too! Pay is very comparable to big 4, if not better from my experience and what I see.

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Yes Big4 will hire you whenever you decide it’s what you want.

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