Is it worth going to a smaller firm like Crowe, Baker Tilly, etc in order to break into FDD? Or should I keep looking at Big 4? I'm coming from risk advisory (current S1 CPA), so the switch seems very difficult. My rotation opportunity here is on hold indefinitely due to covid, and from the firm's side, they prefer external hires from audit (good experience, steal them from other B4, no transfer politics).

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I second this. Also, I’m seeing some remote listed on positions saying they can be worked anywhere in the US. Will this remain true during and after Covid?

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Definitely do it. Risk to FDD is a super hard transition, while middle market FDD to big 4 FDD is trivial.

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I’m in MM TAS (firm not on your list), and hiring more broadly.

Try internal transfer! Our group (FDD) needs lots of ppl to help out everyone is crazy busy now

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