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Hi 👋🏻 I’m new here! For people working in big 4 risk assurance, how many clients do you generally juggle at a time and how many hours do you typically work in a week? I just started a few months ago in an IA role for a company after working in external audit. I like the work, but it’s just not a great culture fit and I’m thinking of boomeranging back to public but for IA to get more of that experience.

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Big 4 I had 5-6 large clients I managed throughout the year. BDO I have 15+ small/medium clients running at one time. In my opinion, the later is significantly more stressful and difficult to maintain

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Have you already done external audit ? What isn’t working for you in IA ? Hours in my team range from 6 to 14 hours depending upon the time. Averaging about 9 hours for about 8 months and 14 for the busy season (3-4 months) I am looking to move to IA for a wlb. So would definitely want to know your experience.

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Maybe try some non accounting firms which focus only on internal audit ! Like Protiviti … I heard wlb is better there..

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I'm in a similar situation to yours - completed 2 years in external audit at EY and just completed 1 year in industry IA. I'm looking to boomerang back to public but on the IA "consulting" side. I've been looking at firms like Protiviti rather than Big 4 and it seems like they work pretty normal hours and don't stretch their people too thin.

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In our IAFA practice it’s a mix of cosource, outsource, and loan staff work but I couldn’t give an accurate estimate of the mix.

Talking about IT audit here … financial audit is a bit more hours !

why you don't like the culture?

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