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Has anyone ever gone to a smaller PA firm and missed the big 4?

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I left EY for a local firm and it was a disaster. I really took for granted the amount of resources we have available until they were gone....and then I was dealing with one angry little office manager / HR consultant / hiring manager / payroll manager / staff counselor and just all-around awful human wrapped up in one. The partners were no cake walk either. Then I came back.

I still think there has to be a happy medium though between 20 people and 270,000 right??

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Yes LOL you’re giving up a lot of resources/peers /mentors to go deal with messier clients. There are things about big four that I miss, but I’m ultimately happier where I am now.

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