Any time I have to travel to somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line, I’m going to say I’m going to the Confederacy. Because apparently it’s revisionist not too, and it preserves “heritage”
Have you ever gone on a medical mission?
My maternity leave is ending soon. Any advice on how to make the most of my time before returning to work? I’m scared about the upcoming transition.
This came on randomly on my Spotify, I actually like it a lot lol
I was offered a role as a traveling nurse, any advice? Is this a good career move, what is the work-life balance like?
Recommendation for ETF? Everything is so high
Anyone else reviewing for the CIPM Beta Exam? Any tips would be appreciated too.
I’m currently using the 3rd edition of the IAPP prescribed material and the All-in-one Exam book by Peter Gregory.
I know we can not spot reduce weight but my body is what a pregnant lady would look like lol. All parts of my body look great but my stomach is BIG. It’s big to the extent that I’ve been asked by people if I’m preggers… I’m not sure how I ended up gaining so much weight and have been trying really hard to lose it. I’m working out and trying to be in the calorie deficit range. I did reduce my fat% by a little bit but I see no difference in my stomach. Am I losing weight from the wrong places?
Hi! Anybody knows of federal agencies hiring that are offering fulltime telework/remote?
I currently work for an agency based in DC and my boss is forcing us to come back into the office fulltime after we’ve been remote for nearly two years. Majority of my coworkers have already left for the private sector but I’d like to remain in the public.
I’ve recently come across a few roles titled Design Technologist. Is there anyone here that has advice on entering into these types of roles and interview tips?
Anyone with November PERM approval?
How can i move to insurance project management from my current broker role? I have CAPM designation. What roles i can apply to which pays $75k-$80k? Any advice and recommendations is highly appreciated.
Marsh McLennan Marsh Liberty Mutual Insurance Intact Northbridge Financial Corporation
M / 40 / head of strategy / 275k
I’m curious of how many of us are in public, charter, private, or parochial. I work at a large public school in SF
Just curious - If you had the option between filing employment based adjustment of status OR family based adjustment of status, which one would you do and why?
Things to consider - ROW applicant, timeline (which one is faster?), job change, ease of application
I just joined a firm (start of November) and I have not gad much work, certainly not enough to meet the billlable. I have been asking for work and I know this is ramp-up but I am not looking forward to all the weekend work in Jan-March to make up for the hours.
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Is going from big4 audit to Siegfried a really bad move? I got this opportunity with Siegfried with a very compelling package and even relocation assistance, but my husband insisted that it's very bad
Do you guys think that when you make the switch to industry you should try to land a job at a public company? I want to make $300-$400k eventually as a CFO one day and I think that going into a public company will get me there instead of switch to a private. What do you think?
Thoughts on leaving the firm for industry job in tax as staff with 1 year experience. My main goal is a better WLB, I want a 40hr week. Will industry jobs provide that for me at relatively the same pay?
Could anyone tell me the pay range for Citi bank internal audit for AVP level in UK? @citibank Citi
How do search for non-audit roles that are within reach for someone with core audit experience? Everyone seems to go straight to another firm’s M&A as if that’s the only option.
On job descriptions are the years of experienced required section usually accurate or recruiters trying to get overqualified candidates? Let’s say I want to apply for a position that requires 4 but I have 3.
What happens if you recurved Becker CPA material from Deloitte after your internship, but decide to not accept the offer and go work somewhere else?
Are wages still going up? Took a new job in May 2022, now feel underpaid looking at recent listings by recruiters online.
Do you always submit a cover letter?
Accepted an offer recently (last week) and haven’t heard back from the HR regarding a confirmed start date (we discussed dates but didn’t nail down in offer letter) or background check, is this stuff that normally takes time to get set up? Thanks
What’s it like working at a big fund accounting shop vs a smaller one? Which would you choose if given the choice? Or just big vs small departments in general
Was so close to switching from IT Audit to software engineering and then a global crisis occurs. Tough to keep my head up.
So PwC said that we can’t expense meals since we are working from home. This is bs! Anyone else heard about this? Can we appeal this?
Anyone know of any Senior Accountant positions available. I am currently a Senior Auditor.
Goldman Sachs fish, can any of you shed some light on how the work is in product management/development within the digital consumer bank (Marcus)?
I know Big4 sucks, especially during busy season, but now is the time to join PwC!!! Crazy salaries increases are happening there right now!!!😂
Considering a job change that would allow me to work from home and keep my kids home a few days a week. Working from home with a 1 year old and 3 year old is stressful, but also reminds me...
people who moved from PA > industry, how hard was it to learn to actually do recons, flux, and other month end processes vs auditing it?
I think I’m ready to finally take the plunge and start looking for positions outside public. I’m not sure as a first year senior what I would qualify for or common roles tax seniors exit to. I would definitely be open to no longer working in tax.
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I actually really loved the teams I was on, the work in tax is actually enjoyable. Nothing I loved more than having a queue of tax returns to just plow through. If I could be a perpetual preparer remote for 100k a year never working over 45 hours a week and 10% bonus and 7-8% 401k and you’d have me for years.
I could think of a lot of things I love more personally
Busy season. My busy season lasted from November until end of June. Other than that, I loved public accounting. The pay was lacking a bit but nothing outrageous
Staffing - busy season lasting from November to Memorial Day is outrageous
Pay or hours. I don’t even need both, just one would probably work
No SM1 anywhere makes less than 150k lol
Busy season. I don’t think any amount of money would get me to go back and ensure those hours now that I have a family
Money of course
Just money. The teams I worked with were great and the work was mostly tolerable
Still in public but want to leave mostly due to busy season.
Uggh just made the mistake to come back 55 chargeable hours started this week mandatory , why did I do this to myself.
I’ll go back to public accounting if they pay me $200k+ or if I can work 50 hours max
Better leverage. In other words, more resources available so that as a senior manager or partner I can spend more time with clients on consulting rather than ticking and tying.
+ much lower charge hour goals
I only do public as a contractor so I can get the OT.
I would have stayed if hours were better but now I wouldn't go back unless that and the pay improved
Pay, benefits, hours, 100% remote. I interviewed for a senior role that offered the same base pay that my a coworker I worked in public with was offered as an manager with 2 years experience at a new firm. Lastly, I worked for 3 public firms and the lack of diversity is another reason I will never go back.
I'll consider going back when PA is not always resource starved. This doesn't require higher salaries. I believe PA salaries are already quite high.
They just need to mass hire. I mean mass hire to the point where everyone is now doing 20 hours/week during off-season. Not having enough seniors or losing my best seniors is absolutely unacceptable.
Alternatively, schedule only 30 hours/week of work per person, including busy season without possibility of adding to it within a 1-month period. Scheduled hours tend to be underbudget. Then you add one-off and "urgent" projects - I'm now way overbooked.
Guess what? The alternative can only exist if you... you guessed it.... mass hire.
So... mass hire.
I went back in 2015 because I wanted to move to a small town and there wasn’t a lot of work from home in those days.
It started out not so bad, small town public hours weren’t as terrible until COVID.
Starting at a new remote small firm Monday that is doing 50 hour tax seasons! Can’t wait!
They would have to at least match the hours that I have now, exceed the pay I have, plus be fully remote. I doubt any firm would offer me all 3.
Staffing, hours & compensation
I hear alot of people talking about money. I have read here some Big 4 firms gave 3 raises last year.
People will always want more money. It’s human nature.
Hours, I’m willing to take a paycut to not deal with those hours.
Better coaching/training which I think would be possible if busy season wasn’t 6 mths of the year