How would you rank the Big 4 in consulting/advisory for financial services?

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The other 3 can go in any order, KPMG comes in last.

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True. All we do is PMO and Staff Aug 😂

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Hi Everyone! Looking to learn more about the management consulting strategy arm in Big 4 - would love to have a chat and ask a few questions.

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