{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Recently got a FDD offer from a B4 in major city as senior 1. What should I expect as starting base salary? And what's the best way of negotiating my salary?", "post_id": "5baa9bf423ed5c0017c4a3aa", "reply_count": 18, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "564a5cdb94887803001dd07c", "bowl_name": "Accounting" }

Recently got a FDD offer from a B4 in major city as senior 1. What should I expect as starting base salary? And what's the best way of negotiating my salary?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Expect 80k and 5k signing bonus. They don’t typically budge anywhere above that for someone with just 2 years auditing experience. This is coming from someone who did the same move to FDD in you position

likehelpful

If you have the offer , isn’t the salary in the offer letter ?

like

As far as best way to negotiate, use concrete figures. ‘I’m expecting X raise or I’m forfeiting X bonus’ to start at your firm

like

You will likely be at 80. In our office, there is no variance in base salary between people at the same level, the only compensation that varies between top performers and the rest is bonus

likehelpful

Asking for market comp so I can negotiate

like

Saying a major city isn’t very helpful. Houston is a major city, but COL there isn’t comparable to NYC or the Bay Area

like

Boston

like

I got 80 in dallas. 2 years experience. Tried negotiations but they didn’t budge due to my experience. Was able to get a 5k signing for my effort though

like

80k in Dallas after 2 years of work experience or 2 years as a senior?

like

2 yr work experience aka finished my A2 year

like

Yes I have my CPA with 2 years of public accounting experience

like

What ended up happening on this? Amount ?

like

How many years of experience do you have and how strong of a candidate are you? Work in FDD in Boston, salaries are a little all over the place. Is your offer somewhere around 80?

Do you have your CPA?

@KPMG1, which city are you in if don’t mind me asking?

Chicago

Five years ago I had offers from all big4 in Boston for senior 1 FDD (halfway through my senior 1 year of audit). Salaries ranged from 65-75, but that’s 5 years ago.

@KPMG 1 how do you like FDD? I have an interview with KPMG coming up. How are your hours? How long did it take you to master the work/feel productive

Related Posts

Looking for a referral to Amazon for an privacy industry specialist role. I have over 3 YOE of experience at a Big 4 firm and industry. Will share resume if anyone can assist.

like

Could anyone give PwC Director (Risks - ESG - Technology - Asset Management) Compensation for an International hire? PwC UK

like

Anyone making $150k base at Slalom? How long have you been there? What did your salary progression look like?

likefunny

What are fund accountant at admin currently making (i.e CITCO, MORGAN STANLEY,SS&C, NT? ) Please provide the below information: Company Position Years at company Salary Bonus

Fishies hope you had a great Friday! Looking for insights on CohnReznick’s CFO Advisory practice, specifically relating to finance transformation and managed services. Any objective ratings between 1 to 10 in these categories are welcomed: 1- Market reputation (mid sized comparable) 2- Compensation 3- Team composition (Caliber and skillsets) 4- Growth opp (up to MDPP level) 5- Project diversity (scope, client size, industries) 6- Geography (are certain regions better than others - why) 7- WLB

likefunny

So i was seeing the post around Deloitte USI work life balance, culture, hikes and bonuses were comparing to others. Let me tell you, this is the same company which gave me 1 lakh joining bonus, 20k award,10k special compensation, 5k spot award,15k furniture expense, 25k smartphone, 1.5k internet, awesome laptop to work, 15 days covid leaves. And today 22% hike 160% bonus. I mean i just joined 6 months back. What else you want from any company? I have great WLB since joined. #greatCompany #Love❤

likesmart

Is 68k USD/annum enough salary to survive in North Carolina? I have 8YOE in SAP BW

like

I make $240k in a corporate strategy role, was offered a senior manager role at Strategy&, should I accept? Assuming median year end bonus would be a ~20% total comp increase.

likefunny

Is corp strategy in the industry (not tech) is a dead end? Offer i got has $10k sign on bonus but if i leave in 2 yrs they want back them all. Isn’t it odd? It should be 1 yr max.

like

Moving to Houston next year. What kind of salary range would I be looking at as a consultant or senior consultant at Deloitte in the Regulatory Risk group? I’m a CPA with PA and industry experience.

like

For those of you that left big 4 accounting to do MBA, did you leave at Senior level (3-4 YOE) or at the Manager level (5 YOE). I would assume to leave at manager level would be more ideal as when you come back to the workforce you should at the very least be ready to come in at manager or above at your next job? Thoughts?

like

Working as an audit staff in big 4 shared service centre. It's been 2 years. I really don't like what I do there, also it seems I won't like what I'll be doing there even after becoming senior. Thinking of leaving and joining industry once ACCA qualified. (One more paper left). But people around me discourage that growth potential and earnings in industry are way less compared to public accounting. I know that too but I still want to leave. I'd like to stick to core accounting. Thoughts pls

like

I am a fully remote EA at KPMG feeling like I, and my team, are vastly underpaid despite having more responsibilities than traditional EA's. Salary was set for $60k but after yearly bonus this year went to $62k. Anyone else care to provide insight on other Big 4 fully remote EA salaries? KPMG EY PwC Deloitte

like

Deloitte people - how much do you usually get for a year end bonus?How much do you get for a raise? I'm a first year BA.

like

Is senior promotion automatic in big 4? How do you not get promoted to senior? Do you have to be really bad not to get promoted to senior?

like

I see a lot of Big 4 consultants romanticize strategy work on this forum, but are there any other MBB consultants that don't like strategy? Personally haven't enjoyed the strategy work I've done

like

FYI - you should still get 401k match from your old company if you leave in first few months of new year. Heard differently on this app, but left B4 in Jan and still got employer match in Feb for 2019

like

What would you do if you were me? I quit my job a few months ago and started thinking about creating my own start-up - I've had this itch for years but was too busy selling every second of my life to advertising agencies. Long story short, I got an offer from an agency. The salary is great but I am not excited at all about it and this would again bring to a halt what I really want to do in life. *A bit more info in the comments.

like

What is the difference between getting life sciences consulting expertise at a life sciences boutique firm vs at bigger generalist firms (MBB/big 4)? How are the projects different and what type of experience do u gain?

like

What is the usual salary package of senior managers in leading IT service based companies(Infy, wipro, tcs, cts, accenture, capgemini, hcl and so on). And if they can shortly mention the job pressure and responsibility details. Thanks

Additional Posts

Does Nuna Rava ever go on sale? I regret buying uppa baby mesa which my baby grew out of in 9 months (very few usage during COVID) 💸 I didn’t know that I could have gotten nuna rava with infant insert.

like

Wife and kid are going to be out of town for the next 2 weeks. Instead of wasting time, I’d like to do something productive. What would you do if you have say 3+ hours a day. Maybe self help, wealth creation type books, work out daily, take care of some things around the house.

like
likehelpful

Need referral Yoe: 7.5 Skill: Java 8, spring boot, Microservices, Aws, Kubernetes, docker Serving notice period 27 days left. Working location: Kolkata (preferred), Remote

like

Ever been promoted at your firm while on a project and you have to be rolled off bc your billable rate is higher than what the client has budgeted? Or does your firm find this as an opportunity to renegotiate the SoW?

likefunny

Is it difficult to join MBB 1 year post-MBA from industry? And what level would you come in at in that case?

like

I work in the Human Capital space and manage projects. What is worth more - SPHR or PMP? Or do either count? Obviously want to make Director and eventually more...

like

Turned 30 today. Gotta say I feel fine. Slightly fatter than I’d like to be but I am ok financially, married, and have a baby on the way. Getting 5 months of paid paternity leave (Thanks Accenture!) so hopefully will be able to ride out the tail-end of ‘rona.

likefunnyupliftinghelpful

Will moving from IBD to a FP&A role be detrimental to MBA applications?

like

Anyone have cases they found very helpful when preparing for interviews? Im looking for a real challenge that’s realistic to what I’ll get on the interview day

like

How much do people at Discover, CapitalOne, Amex, Visa, MC, Paypal, Chase, BofA, Fifth Third, Goldman/marcus, Regions, Bank of West, Barclays, etc. make in your knowledge or experience? No ranges, please. It is OK if you don't know, just say DK. City: Company: Hierarchy CEO to Role: Department: Salary: Highest Level of Degree and field: Gender@Birth:

like

Anyone from Houlihan Lokey who could give a referral?

like

Hello Everyone, If we don't get any reply from Cognizant even after a week of the interview ( neither rejection mail nor mail for accepting the job application) should we consider it as the application has been rejected. Please guide on what time usually they take to respond. Thanks in advance.

like

Has anyone else seen their credit card bill go from a reasonable amount to the danger zone overnight? This always happens to me and I’m determined to actually save money this month. Help!

like

In interviews for behavioral questions how do you balance giving your “best” examples vs providing a variety of experiences?

like

Trying to determine if I’m off-base: 9ish yrs of exp (7 + 2 post MBA). Focus in healthcare strat and org change/transformation — when folks call I’ve been asking for $175K base but the roles have topped out at $150K base. These are director level roles in industry and health tech. Is $175K too high? I’m currently at a T2 strat firm…

like

What salary range should I be asking for? I am looking to transition from Audit to Forensic Accounting and have both my CPA and CFE. I also have 2 years of public accounting experience.

like

Something I’m struggling with as it relates to the rise of the “Karens”. I get it, Karens suck and are very real but why is it that women always have to deal with this kind of stereotype? Men, especially Trumpian white men, are just as bad about their own privilege. Maybe they handle it differently or maybe people are less inclined to record them? I don’t know. But somehow it feels like yet another divide between women. Just wish we could make it less about gender and more about privilege.

likehelpful

Our school instituted a district wide 50% floor/grading policy. If you give a student an assignment and they do nothing, not even write their name, or turn in a blank sheet of paper, they get a 50%. If they score less than 50% on a quiz or test, we have to mark it up to a 50%. This is the new norm and is causing kids to not do work, or just the bare minimum. It has taken the joy out of teaching and has taken away the accountability of students. Anyone else facing this? What do you do?

likesmart

Applying for MBA programs in Fall 2021. When I matriculate I’ll have 7 years of healthcare consulting experience. Will this give me a competitive advantage when I apply and will I be among the oldest students by far?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal