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Im interested if TAS practices across various firms rely on cross utilized audit staff during non busy season times. Is this successful or not? Any commentary/thoughts are appreciated.

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We had to leverage audit resources on a deal because we literally didn't have staff to do the legwork. I don't think it's common though, outside of rotations.

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if you’re on the audit side, do not do this. You will be under compensated big time

CLA - wait until you find out about busy season. The firm works you 200% without paying you overtime to keep their profits. Just like anything else in PA, if you come across an interesting opportunity, take it. Even if it's just helping out the M&A team, the experience of working on a deal will be valuable. If you like it, you can leverage it to apppy for FDD roles. You'll meet people in the M&A group and expand your network. If you don't like it, then you can say you tried it and it wasn't for you. But honestly, it would be foolish to turn it down "because the firm is using you to make profits."

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We’d do this if absolutely desperate for a staff, but it’s not like they’re adding major value

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