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If I can’t transition to Big Four FDD, is MM FDD(BDO, RSM,GT, etc) worth it? I understand pay is probably less, WLB about the same, but how different is the work experience? Will I be able to learn similar skills? Exit Goal is FP&A at tier 1 tech or F100. BDO RSM Grant Thornton

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Just hop to big4 after a year

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used to work at big 4. RSM has been much better hours/environment, and if you're an external hire right now the pay is similar to big 4 (I got a significant raise when I moved to RSM). Probably a bit more difficult to exit to very top tech corps, but even coming from big 4 getting a referral or networking to get the first interview is key (I went through process with several for fp&a roles before turning them down for RSM role). I'd recommend A&M over big 4 and MM based purely on the massive pay gap if there's an office in your region.

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It’s worth it, experience is experience. FDD at one firm is the same at another firm in terms of actual work you are performing. The only difference is the size of deals and the complexity

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Most of the time even at b4 your deals will be private equity companies acquiring private companies. Here and there you will work on corporate strategic clients but mostly will be working on private companies

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From what I hear the middle market firms are paying more than B4.. at least in terms of lateral hires. Now if you have no experience in FDD then that may or may not be a different story.

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DM me if you want to chat about BDO FDD experience.

You can probably get to F100 FPA straight from GT. If not, GT and peers are the best training grounds for getting a job at big 4 after a year, with a raise.

I specifically targeted MM for FDD - didn’t want to work B4 hours.

Yeah 8:30-9 pm isn’t good wlb lol

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