{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "For the sake of unity and my own marketability, can we start using “Big 10” instead of “Big 4”? Thanks in advance for understanding and not making fun of me!", "post_id": "61392b4124d4530022d06169", "reply_count": 29, "vote_count": 17, "bowl_id": "564a5cdb94887803001dd07c", "bowl_name": "Accounting" }

For the sake of unity and my own marketability, can we start using “Big 10” instead of “Big 4”? Thanks in advance for understanding and not making fun of me!

funnylikeuplifting
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

If you say big 10 that makes it clear you work for 5-10 because otherwise you would say big4. Same with MBAs “top 25” means you went to 21-25

likefunnysmart

Guess who’s top 25!?

funny

Right Around the same time we get compensated the same as big 4. AKA never.

funnylike

Lmao

upliftingfunny

Please don’t ever desecrate the Big Ten Conference like that again.

funnylike

But I don’t see why you can’t say I work for a top 10 accounting firm? As ur firm is ranked 8 it looks like? Just helping your marketibility. On a more important standpoint how do you like your job??? And w/L/b

like

Yeah I figured best of luck!

like

If you look at revenues after b4 it’s a big drop from 5-10. I’m assuming that’s a factor why they don’t use the big 10 but who knows. Back then there was the big 8 supposedly this was before my time wonder why it changed assuming revenues etc

like

Let’s bring back Arthur Anderson Big 5

like

Big 10? So you want a group of 14 firms?

like

BROOOO you’re in the elite 8, don’t short yourself for top 10

Post Photo
like

KPMG only gets kicked out of the Big 4 if their revenues aren't at least ⅓ of the next one on the list. RSM doesn't even make ⅓ of what KPMG makes. You would need to combine the revenue from RSM all the way to Plante Moran to even comes close to what KPMG earns. That said, depending on how long this list actually is, Deloitte might make more that spots 5-100 combined.

Tell yourself whatever you have to - but fit marketability purposes anyone reading your resume won’t be tricked by phrasing. Focus on experience rather than purely name

like

Hi I work at a F1000000000 firm and I’m on the Forbes 7 billion under 100 list

like

Does CLA have a presence in the NY tri state area? See they are a top 10 firm but never hear about them in the NYC area

CLA recently merged in Blum Shapiro in West Hartford. About a 300 person office if I recall correctly. I think that's there major tri state area presence

like

Related Posts

All the memes have me thinking: how far are we, KPMG, behind the other big 4?

funnylike

Big 4 partner in a developed country or MBB partner in a developing country?

like

Can anyone briefly explain why so many CPAs go into executive search/headhunter roles? I feel like that has to be such a saturated market. And there are a billion staffing firms. Do they make good money?? I have zero interest in it. I’m just curious about the appeal to that over industry accounting…or literally anything else besides hounding burned out B4 auditors on linked in day in and day out.

like

Currently a BA with about 1.5 ish years of consulting experience at boutique companies and looking to get promoted but will have to wait 1 year due to work politics. Is it worth staying or worth looking at B4/ MBB opportunities?

like

What do tax people do at big 4? Is it like consulting? I’m thinking specifically of specialized areas like international tax

like

Which of the B4 has the best defined benefit plan?

like

Do you think smaller public accounting firms would pay someone with manager/director big 4 experience to come in as an outside coach/consultant to coach and mentor their seniors and associates? Maybe if the pay structure was conditional to only if the consultant could improve retention rates or some other metric? Thanks!

likesmart

What are typical product analytics comp progressions in big tech companies? 3YOE, 2+ in big 4 and .75 in tech, TC 155k but coming up on my first full review cycle. I see people at FAANG hitting 200k as senior analysts/operations analyst roles?

likefunny

Does Fishbowl allow people to have access to two separate Big 4 bowls? I'd like to join the Deloitte bowl, but I don't see the "Join" button.

like

Thoughts on moving from B4 Advisory to Houlihan Lokey in their Valuations practice? Portfolio Valuations and Advisory group to be exact. Not sure what the WLB, career progression, or comps are at Houlihan Lokey. Any insights on this team and what I can look at for comps, etc.? Thanks in advance!

like

Did anyone go from Big 4 to Big law here? Wondering what that was like/if that’s even possible.

like

LinkedIn "Professional Services and Big 4 have seen average profit margin decrease from 30% in 2006 to 23/22% over last 24 months. So Deloitte announcing £3.4b turnover with profits of £608m ..."

like

What are the expected salaries currently in the market for a senior associate in LA? Obviously different firms such as big 4 and BDO?

like

Been here three months (big 4) I want to quit

likefunny

Is the staffing process easier/less stressful at MBB vs Big 4 vs Accenture/Capgemini etc.? Or maybe this is just how our profession is...

like

Did anyone go from Big 4 to Big law here? Wondering what that was like/if it’s even possible.

like

I really want to return to the big 4 from my boutique; most likely targeting EY/EY Parthenon? What is the engagement process like for remote onboarding?

like

Chance me: 3.7 from semi-target, 1 year in big 4 consulting, 2 STEM master’s from HYPS, 2 years at top quant hedge fund (Bridgewater/Citadel/Two Sigma), 750 GMAT. No extracurriculars, white male. Want to start my own fund in a few years. Targeting HSW.

like

For those who were at mid-tier firms and have left PA/are interviewing, did you feel that your exit opportunities were limited due being at a mid-tier? I’m genuinely curious as I’ll be joining a mid-tier and I am coming from a regional firm. Hoping to pay my dues for another 2-3 years to get senior promotion and get my CPA (halfway done) then exit PA. Don’t really want to hop into B4 but everyone always talks about the B4 prestige being a huge resume booster.

like

Has anyone had experience not getting a written agreement after getting a verbal offer at B4 (but waiting due to project need/scheduling)? The recruiter had positive feedback on my interviews and told me to wait a few weeks, but I’m getting nervous

like

Additional Posts

Would anyone know why the head of HR in a school district would call me on the phone personally to urge me to apply for a position, then I get rejected after the interview? I’m clueless.

likehelpful

Is it possible to be in government consulting and not have to travel? I'm looking to make a change but prefer a very different lifestyle than the one I've had regarding balance

like

Hey all, I have an interview for a PM role at Razorfish Health (part of Publicis Health/Publicis Groupe) any advice on the interview or intel on the agency overall?

like

All the memes have me thinking: how far are we, KPMG, behind the other big 4?

funnylike

Anyone know what Manager / EM salary in Germany? Or a rough comp to US or UK salaries?Looking at an opportunity there.

like

I am in the lateral interview process for NYC mid-sized firm Ellenoff Grossman & Schole and interested in finding out any non-publicly available information (culture, billable hours, salary scale etc.). Any information would be much appreciated!

like

Hi all, I am just shy of 9 weeks pregnant with twins from Timed intercourse with letrozol, and ovidrel injection (hooray). (36yrs old, 1st pregnancy) I wanted to know is if any other women who have ended up with twins due to fertility went through extensive testing to make sure both babies are healthy. What tests they did and what they learned. There’s a lot of info out there and I’m both overwhelmed and nervous that bc it’s twins they won’t be as healthy as if I had one. Looking for any advic

like

Looking for an HR and or Marketing role in a big industry. I’ve had many years of experience in both and I’m actively looking for a job as of now. Any suggestions on how to stand out?

like

Buying flight tickets for a bachelor party and not checking a bag... Buy on a card earning 3.5% back? OR Buy on my AAdvantage card earning 2x miles? TPG's points valuation is redemption-focused, and not clear on earning.

like

Do you think administrators should have a set minimum of years of classroom teaching experience?

likesmartfunny

Anyone here from Insight DI? What is your experience with Insight? I have an Architect offer for Insight. How much is the travel & how is WLB? How is the work culture?

like

Looking at a Corp Strategy role with SAP. Does anyone know if they drug test?

like

I was just recruited into a management consulting practice at a big4 and my first project is staff aug. Is this a bad sign?

like

After phone screen I was given verbal confirmation to move to Video Interview. Recruiter is a ghost now🙄.

like

Interview process for Accenture? Is there usually an interview after the case study?

like

Does anyone have any insight to the prospective salary of a senior marketing science analyst at PHD media? Gauging to see if it's worth staying after a promotion vs looking elsewhere.

like

Is it realistic to buy a studio/1b condo on my own in the city with a 150k salary and no debt? I used those affordability calculators online and seems doable factoring in HOA. But I’m wondering if there’s other significant costs and expenses I need to be aware of for buying and owning a condo in the city. Anyone bought condo on your own? What surprised you the most?

like

Waiting to hear from recruiter about my offer. What should I expect to ask during this call? Should I wait and email back to negotiate salary, deadline, start date, etc? First time recruiting after college

like

Does anyone know anything about Corporate Ventures Associate (CVA)? Would like to know about their culture, people, comp, etc.

like

Is going client/brand side as amazing as people say it is? The way that people describe in house production teams seems like it’s way too good to be true...

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal