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Does anyone happen to know the average weekly hours/WLB for B4 IA groups? I understand standard risk/IT audit WLB is less than ideal, but I’ve heard IA hours may not be too bad. Just wanted to see if anyone had any insight. Thank you!

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My experience at DT IA has really been good. I’ve worked 90% SOX and 10% SOC1 projects and while I’ll push up to 60 hr weeks 4-5 weeks a year when we’re close to deadlines that’s as bad as it gets. The rest of the time are 40-45 hr weeks with challenging but not overly stressful work.

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This was my experience at PwC too.

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Ex KPMG IA Senior here (just left recently, was there for 2.5 years). My WLB was fantastic - our projects were budget constrainted (like most B4 IA is), so I never worked above 40 hours regular/45 hours busy season (which was what I was scheduled for). Managers and directors made sure we never ate any hours, charged all of our billable time properly, and my coworkers/clients were good if not great. I had a great B4 IA experience, lemme know if you have any questions!

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@C1 that's definitely a part of it! At a high level: Risk & ITGC assessment, process walkthroughs, process documentation (flowcharts, narratives, RCMs, etc), gap/deficiency remediation, control testing (depending on what kind of audit/SOX requirements the client will be subject to)

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My experience has been amazing so far. I’m in the GPS practice and I work 40 hour weeks and 45 during busy season which is only two months. My project leadership stresses WLB so I honestly can’t complain

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depends on the engagement and access to resourcing… currently leading a SOX engagement in large city and working 50-55 during the testing round, 60-70 for about 2-4 weeks before deadlines. In between rounds nothing more than 40s. With the big push to offshore work, the onshore effort to manage is a lot. Still like my WLB more than while in external audit.

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luck of the draw! i’d say majority of our team has great WLB, i just got the short end of the stick

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