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I am currently studying at CSUEB (NorCal), and had some internship experience. I try to look for that values work life balance and values staffs at all ages. Unlike young folks fresh out of college, I am almost 40 and this is my second degree (switched my career path). The firm I interned with have full of young folks and I felt like a bit left out. Any suggestions for a cpa firm that is family oriented, value staffs, and relatively has variety of staffs coming from different background? Thanks

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Definitely wouldn’t go the big 4 route.

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Baker Tilly!

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Thank you !

Big 4 tends to be pretty young and offer minimal work-life balance. Mid-size to small firms (Protiviti, Baker Tilly, CNM, etc.) may be a better fit. It also depends on the service line you are in. Assurance, Tax and Transaction Advisory typically have poor work-life balance.

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You can always spend a couple of years in Big 4 (looks good on the resume) and then move to a smaller firm or industry. Even 2-3 years in Big 4 looks good (and up to Manager if you can)

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