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Need best advice about making partner in the big 4. I’m in the Partner program and was expecting to go up now to be admitted next year. Am not being put up now but wasn’t given great reason why. Help?
How important is it to get your CPA in the long run/ outside of big 4? Would CFE be beneficial? I’m a forensics staff.
The more pedestrian your intellect, the better fit you are at D Heard of a colleague with an FRM charter being laid off today. Overall excellent person. And you won't believe who they promote year after year.. the character, curiosity and quality of the lifers Don't join this firm if you for a love of learning and to be inspired. Join if you are a middling who wants a good brand to hack ahead in life and rise above your station
Anyone move from Big 4 to Grant Thornton? Any major differences? Thinking about switching.
I’m in my mid-40s with a 7 year old and baby. Is it too late for me to back into public accounting? I was laid off last year and found a great job in a large bank. I miss the flexibility, challenge and rigor of PA. I would love your opinions. Has the ship sailed for me in PA? If I go back I would be an experienced senior; maybe, a year or so from manager.
IT Audit/Risk Assurance Associate here. Is it realistic to find a job that allows me to work remotely full time after doing my time working for Big 4?
Anyone made the switch from Tax/Audit to analyst/Consulting? What's your favorite thing about the switch? I just received an offer from Accenture as an Analyst for something unrelated to my last position. Really fired up. 🎉
Planing on moving to NYC in the next 3 years with my husband. Been looking at potential jobs that I may be interested in for when the time comes and a lot of the ones I’m interested in says “big four experience preferred.” I work for a regional PA firm and wanted to see what everyone’s thoughts are. If I stay at my current job, I’ll be manager by the time I leave for NYC or should I make the jump to B4 soon? Does “B4 preferred” outweigh my chances even if I’m a manager when comes down to it?
Started freelancing last year after being laid off and have been trying to make short term stints work until I find the right gig. However, I feel that most opportunities I can get end up being less than ideal. Dry clients (pharma), chaotic schedules and supplemental work that would never make my portfolio. Debating taking a full time job I’m not that excited about just to get out of this cycle.... Not sure if freelancing just isn’t for me or it’s the current climate. Any advice?
I’m wondering what Accenture is actually doing. Is it more like a Big 4 Firm, doing theoretical consulting things. Or is it more a IT-Service/ Outsourcing company like Connection, Atos, Bechtle, etc. doing hands on technical things? Where is the main focus on?
Anyone read Sam Dogen’s (Financial Samurai) book on negotiating a severance? Thoughts? Anyone have experience negotiating a severance? Advice?
Have you ever seen one of the nicest, most talented, hardest working people get fired for no good reason. Really breaks my heart about how heartless this industry can be ☹️
I came over from a B4 to a smaller firm. I've been out on one of their bigger clients. Hours aren't as bad as B4. I'm amazed how the homegrown staff and seniors freak out when they hear the amt of hrs
People who have had confidence knocks: how did you get it back? I was laid off, 6M out of work, had therapy, now freelancing but I’m slow af. It’s like my brain only works in 2nd gear now.
What’s a mnemonic you learned in school that you still remember or have passed on? Woke up recalling my Geography teacher’s “Italy is kicking Sicily into the Mediterranean Sea”
I'm such a baby. I say I hate hate PA. Then I chicken out if recruiters call me. I must secretly love this shit. I think I have issues...
People who’ve left MBB/consulting for FAANG: Is it everything you thought it would be? Better or worse how?
Prepping to ask for a raise as a female strategist in Toronto with 8 years industry experience. Making $85K with decent benefits and vacation. Any suggestions on what to ask for and how to ask?
Is it difficult to be hired in an MBB London office as an American? I’m trying to move to be closer to my boyfriend in the EU and have heard internal office transfers are a bit difficult, so should I apply directly to the office instead?
Is it reasonable to ask how many hours people work at an in-house interview? I just don’t want to take an in-house job where I have to work as much as in big law but with less pay and not sure how else I’d find that out
Received offer for product management from prestigious non profit tech company; but the pay is quite low. I’m pivoting from consulting and want to break into PM but is it worth it for the low salary?
Moved from US to Canada recently. Finding work culture in Can way different. Giving direct and straight feedback is almost a sin. I feel the real and rigor to walk an extra mile for the client is almost missing. Not sure if it's just time or if this is Canada way. Any quick tips?
What’s the best day to schedule weekly client meetings? Definitely not Monday, since you would need to prep on Sunday Not Friday, since it’s Friday and there will be follow-ups from the meeting Wednesday/Thursday??
Remote work- Day 1, Hour 2: As an extrovert, I am going to die with no people contact! Maybe I can teach my cat to talk 🐱
Here is my idea for a startup! I collect all the data from career transitions and use Data Analytics to predict the most likely career transitions. I could start with consulting. What do you guys think about this? I would be able to predict based on your firm(mbb, big4), your experience, which role you are likely to move (Faang pm, strategy manager, move to mbb). I have all the data to do this, but wanted your thoughts. Would the output of this be relevant to you?
For those of you who have been recently let go, here’s one they don’t want you to know. In most cases; if you worked in multiple cities you can claim unemployment benefits from each of those states. Same amount of paperwork when filing but it’s worthwhile 🥃
Mom, I'm getting someone from another country to live with me and help out taking care of my child for a few months. What kind of insurance should I get for that person?
🐟🐠friends. Theoretically POTUS is scheduled to give the State of the Union or do the Joint address to congress on Feb. 28. What do you think he is going to say? (Points for creativity)
How much for a copywriter position at ICF in DC. Req says 3 years of experience but the candidate has 5 (non consulting)
I lead a team of women (ranging from 2-8 years into their careers) and want to advocate for their career growth with management. I’ve made the case for promotions and raises (have been pushing for this for months and keep being told “soon”—but I won’t give up), but I also want to try smaller asks and would love suggestions. Are there any books, one-off classes/trainings, virtual events, memberships, etc. that you’d recommend? Thank you!
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