Hi all, is personal income tax filing at big 4 the same as at other corporates? Asking to see if it has special requirements
Hello everyone. Female Cyber Security and Risk Executive (Former Big 4 Partner) looking to connect with senior cyber security opportunities for a change.
Hi Fishes what is the salary that i can ask for 13.6 years for . Net azure architect in big 4? Throw some lights
Is the promotional structure in Big 4 TAS/FDD similar to how it is in Big 4 Audit? E.g. 2 yrs at associate, 2-3 yrs at senior, etc?
Or is it more merit based where you’re promoted when ready, e.g. 1-1.5 yrs at associate, 1.5-2 yrs at senior, etc?
If the latter, what’s the fastest you’ve seen someone get promoted and at which levels? Thanks
What’s the most laid back/chill city to work at for a Big 4? Anyone heard of any? Best location for work, life, balance?
which of the Big 4 has the most twisted process of onboarding a new supplier? a comparison of cycle time would be great to know
also Independence seems to be a major factor in new supplier approvals..can anyone share how it was managed it their previous Big 4 organizations?
Whats better pay transaction advisory services at mid ter non B4 (RSM, Grant Thornton, etc.) Or audit at a B4?
I’m a lawyer in B4 tax with 2 yoe about to make senior in June. Would it be foolish to throw all that away to switch into an entirely different practice area of law (not tax)? Would it be better to wait until senior to make that switch?
How does PERMs work for non-technical, common roles? Like I know there’s a lot or people who’d want to work for big 4 or tech firms (ex. Tech firm senior auditor roles, there’s probably a lot of applicants with similar backgrounds) - in this case I find it hard to believe that they won’t find a qualified applicant since those roles are so popular / experience standard is not as rigorous.. is it common for PERMs to fail?
Recent grad advice
I’m a recent grad with no experience in consulting (thought I wanted to work in education). My degree was in Business Psychology for reference. Is there any hope for me to get hired entry-level at a Big 4? If so, any tips on making it?
I’m a strategy consultant in a brand/design firm, specialising in traditional branding, innovation and experiences. Was wondering about avenues to join Big 4 or even MBB as an experienced hire to work in consumer branding/innovation. Can I go in as a specialist? Would I need an MBA on top of my business undergrad?
Hello! HR Business Partner looking to pivot into Human Capital, any advice/best practices? I have almost seven years of experience, Masters in HRM,SHRM certified and previously worked at B4 firm.... No consulting experience so seeking advice on how to break into HC consulting. Thanks!
Have 2 outstanding offers, same rate and benefits. One for senior consultant from Big 4, another for manager from a private luxury brand.
Private sounds like there will be more WLB but I currently have no Big 4 experience. One of my motivations to leave my otherwise comfortable role is for career growth. I'm in my mid 30s, no major family responsibility, just me and my husband so long hours shouldn't really be an issue
Would appreciate any thoughts since I'm still flip flopping between the two
About to start negotiating for salary at one of the big 4, I feel so bad about it but I was told not to sell myself short. Any advise?
Looking into transitioning to IB with 2 years of B4 deal advisory experience and 1 year of private equity deal/ops experience bc I want to get exposure to the whole deal process rather than pre deal diligence and post deal integration. Should I apply for analyst or associate roles?
When changing jobs, how should I evaluate the salary change if I am switching from a HCOL to LCOL? Seems crazy to accept a pay decrease in this market but not sure if it’s really a decrease after factoring in the COL. Going from B4 to industry if it matters.
If I get a CFA but have zero experts in investing or portfolio management, will the Charter, alone, get me a job? If so, what would my expected salary be?
I’m 40 yrs old with 14 yrs of public sector Defense Budget experience making $102K now for a Big 4.
Currently working in a Management Consulting role in Big 4 (not front office). Got an offer from Product Based company that is more of value consulting and business development role. and Its a new team catering to Partner ecosystem of the company. I am doing good in my current role.
Any insights or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
What healthy habits have you implemented in 2021?
My i140 is approved with employer A. If I quit A and join another employer "B", employer A will withdraw my i140. Befor my new i140 is approved with employer B, will i be able to do EAD for my spouse?
Im researching toddler car seats. I really like the “grow with you” seats that start with the rear facing then can switch to front facing. Any recs?
This might help a lot of us here:
What is the one or 2 books that you have read that changed your life for the good?
It would be a good start to read life changing books this year, 1 per month or 1 per week depending on your speed..let’s help each other rise above ourselves
Honestly I don’t think agencies are going to exist the way they do 15-20 years from now. The way they operate is designed for burn out for employees. I’ve worked at a total of 5 agencies across Chicago and NYC, and things end up always being toxic and the work life balance is just not sustainable nor justifiable when I look back. I mean look across this app and see what people post in regards to advertising, we deserve better.
I just received an LA-based financial services Controller job offer for $120K plus 10% bonus. I'm currently a manager with 7 years of experience in public accounting? Is this is a competitive salary for the level of experience.
Suggested readings on getting into real estate? Specifically buying rentals and managing them yourself. Thanks!
Hi Fishes, I have an interview at MasterCard tomorrow for a mainframe dev and test engineer role. I have 1.10 YOE. Can anyone shed some light on what will be asked? How is the interview process? Mastercard
Is investing in stocks via Revolut a wise idea?
Ladies, my facial skin is very dry/dehydrated, especially cheeks. I have tried products from EL, Origins, Dermalogica, etc. Could you please provide suggestions to overcome this issue
Anyone getting married outside this year in the Chicagoland area? I have beautiful white parasols ☂️ that I didn’t get to use for my wedding. They’re 80cm with wooden handles. I can give them for how much I paid and meet you up. Let me know if you or someone you know would be interested!
Agile Coach opportunities across major cities in India (Blore, Hyd, Chennai, Pune, Delhi NCR)
Need experienced professionals upto 16 years of experience.
Strong Coaching & Transformation experience required with Coaching exposure to Middle & Senior Leadership (Not just Scrum Master experience). Please do not share resume if you do not meet this criteria.
Share your resume to me at email@example.com
Hi Fishes what is notice period in kyndryl in probation period.
How many months is probation period
any tips on battling/preventing imposter syndrome? starting a new job soon and worried that i might disappoint/fall below expectations
I just wanted to take a moment to say “thank you” to all of you, each and everyone of you for being so willing to offer advice, suggestions, feedback, and for being so open and willing to share helpful information to all of us!
Additional Posts in Audit Bowl
A friend of mine got an offer from Deloitte for 72K in the Bay area (California) as an A1. Thoughts? That’s way higher that market isn’t it?
Just applied to assurance services senior, banking and capital markets, Jericho ny office. Any advice? Going to research as much as humanly possible over the next week or so
What do audit managers+ think when they hear staff & seniors talking about getting out of audit and going to TAS/FDD/Deals? Did you have similar thoughts at some point?
Has anyone else been so stressed from a deadline that the couldn’t eat or sleep? I’ve averaged probably 3 hours of sleep the past week (and most are 0). Then I get to around midnight and realize I haven’t had anything to eat, but I’m not hungry. This is my first true in-charge assignment, and there’s been little communication from above. And I just got a mini-lecture on how it’s my fault we’re behind. So hearing that after not eating or sleeping is about to send me into a full-blown breakdown
How to reason with your manager when she is unwilling to hire additional staff on the audit engagement and you are constantly overworked. Also the fact is there is available personnel who can help.
Best online excel courses for learning formulas, how to manipulate large spreadsheets, shortcuts, troubleshooting, etc.?
Bad day for Prager Metis. I wonder who was doing the FS prep https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/currencies/ftx-bankruptcy-alameda-research-no-accounting-department-sam-bankman-fried-2022-11?amp
Anybody else feel unnecessarily guilty when emailing your manager that you are taking a sick day? Idk why but I always feel like even though it’s completely normal, that it is being judged negatively.
Could someone explain what finance closing process is? I passed CPA and have audit experience but I don’t really understand how industry accounting cycle works :( What does it mean to close the books? Are they referring to 12/31 deadline? Do all JE have to be recorded within this date? How does one close it?
My office has minimum 55s through busy season. My managers decided to up minimum to 65 for no valid reason. My team will happily work hours and demand is there. Am I wrong to think it’s unnecessary?
I've decided that I'm quitting this coming summer after busy season, as jobs have already been scheduled. I can't take much more of this; my mental health is suffering terribly because of this job. :(
Big 4 vs a mid tier firm and why? (Audit)
Fellow auditors, I’ve got a question for ya. To what’s extent is the song “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” by AC/DC relevant to our profession? I feel like it’s very relevant IMO. Yes, I know it’s a JoJo reference