Asking for a friend.. Say you left an audit firm and entirely by chance you ended up working for an audit client's company (a Big 4 firm in this case), but for a different audit team. Is there anything you need to worry about for independence rules?
Any partners who switched from B4 to MBB, if so what was your experience and how was the transition? Would you do it again?
Thoughts on internal audit at big 4?
I passed my CPA exams, waiting for my license now, will take about 4-5 months. Should I look for a new job now or wait for my license, aiming for B4 audit senior.
Hi Imad! I recently started at B4, realizing after compliance busy season I’m more interested in audit. Internally transfer doesn’t seem guaranteed and will take at least 6+ months. (Cont.)
Has anyone here ever left a big 4 graduate scheme early? Were there negative consequences? How was it perceived ? Looking to go into something very different, as big corporate life is not for me..
What is it like working in Transaction Advisory at a firm like Alvarez and Marsal versus a B4 firm? What would be the pros/cons career wise?
How does Stax consulting compare to Big 4 M&A strategy diligence and value creation groups? Regarding work, reputation, etc
720 GMAT, undergrad gpa in engineering 3.0 GPA (last 2 years were 3.7 and 3.9 respectively, had a rough intro), followed by a masters in engineering (thesis based), and 3 years at Big 4 advisory. Chance at m7? Strong extracurriculars but worried about undergrad GPA
6 months into consulting and bored of being aligned to only 1 industry. Thinking of switching to a small firm but is there a long term career benefit of staying at a big 4 firm for a couple of years?
What made you decide to quit or resign from the big 4? I am super tired already and don't think I can perform well anymore. Seriously considering leaving without any job prospect as I can't - cont'd
Align to non-M&A offering but do a lot of work in the space (DD, integrations). B4 recruiter reached out and wants me to provide resume for review with hiring partner in M&A space. Does it work if I provide a bio with summary of M&A projects (client names removed) instead of a traditional resume? Also plan to list education and past experience but primary focus on recent M&A work
What’s the day to day like in audit at a big 4?
The choices leaders have to make!Economy breakdown and deaths further down the line vs take the death toll hit now and keep economy runnig. India goes on total lockdown vs US planning to work frm Mon.
For those in big 4, how much time between accepting an offer and start date have you been able to ask for? Is a month feasible/how should one phrase it? Two weeks just doesn’t feel like enough with this heavy burnout/having to wrap up deals at old firm
Shameless company plug, sorry y’all. But Morgan Stanley just rolled the FRM Experienced Professionals Program. This program is designed to recruit and develop diverse professionals regardless of whether they have a background in Finance or Risk Management. Lmk if you’re interested and I’ll make sure to forward you the information.
Is it normal for teams to lose it on each other on a regular basis? I’m fairly new to the B4 and never experienced it at former firms. It starts at the top and it’s starting to take a toll on my performance. Not sure if I need to suck it up and deal with it or start thinking about changing teams. TIA
On track for promo in a year at my current company. Is my projected salary after that promotion a valid strategy for a salary nego at a new place even tho it’s so far out? Any other strategies?
Is it frowned upon to re-apply to a role you did not receive a return offer as a summer intern because of poor performance? In the case you are now FT at another firm and considering lateraling back.
Have one night in wine country without accommodations planned. Anyone have insights / experience in Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance vis a vis Westin Verasa Napa?
I went through a pretty rigorous interview process for a marketing project manager but ultimately wasn't given job. Though most of the feedback was positive, the other candidate had more direct experience with the job responsibilities (digital assets, social media, etc.) My job/company dabbles in digital but it's primarily traditional media. How do I again the experience if I'm limited by the type of work we do?
I have an opportunity to take over the 401k at my credit union and was thinking about getting this as it seems like it could be done pretty quickly and may pay dividends in the future.
Interesting read on police unions. I feel this could apply to just about any public sector union. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/bust-the-police-unions/619006/
Can COVID be transmitted through water?
Question for lawyers out there—I’m a licensed attorney getting my llm in tax. A firm I’m going to intern at wants me to use my personal computer to access/work on client files etc. I’ve never worked anywhere they wanted me to use my personal computer for work. This makes me nervous, am I crazy for being worried about this?
How long does it take to get from Manhattan to JFK on Thursday afternoon, if my flight is at 6:00PM?
Thoughts on GE Healthcare? GE Healthcare appears to be expanding rapidly and recruiting aggressively. Their impending IPO looks to paint a promising future.
I am looking for the job opportunity in product management, projects role in IT company. Anyone who can help me.
How do you handle attraction in the work place. During my summer internship I was really attracted to this girl I shared a office with. She was way out of my league so I didn't even attempt to ask her out or anything. Plus you don't hookup where you vlookup. During one of the days she wore a really short skirt and I got a bit aroused. Since my housing was really close, during lunch I went home and fixed the issue. How do you handle being aroused at work?
For those of you with diagnosed anxiety, at what point did you start to think your anxiety wasn’t just a function of your situation/stressors, and more of a medical issue?
For people managers, will you choose to downgrade to individual contributors at FAANG or continue being a people manager in traditional industries (e.g., finance, healthcare)?
Does anyone have narcolepsy? Any tips on how you’ve managed it? I have had it (undiagnosed) for years and have bee putting up with it. Fell asleep in classes, while driving longer than 30 min, and in an instant. I fell asleep in a client meeting, when I was one of the lead presenters, the other day, and was super embarrassed. Is it worth getting officially diagnosed? There doesn’t apper to be any good treatments. 😞
Fellow busy bees, best loyalty program SPG/Hyatt to redeem on luxury hotels if yearly one goes to Sydney,Melbourne,London,NYC,Shanghai/Beijing,Hong Kong,Singapore,Munich and Paris?
Anyone from KPMG willing to refer me for a advisory summer intern under digital lighthouse? Worked at deloitte for 2 years top performance, going to masters now. :)
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