Should I go straight to A&M, FTI, etc from Big4 audit or is it recommended to do some time at a PA firm doing FDD?

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Those firms run lean because you kill what you eat. Pay is better essentially because you get a portion of hours you charge, which incentivizes managers and above not to pull on new staff, especially staff with little/no prior exposure in diligence. I’d cut your teeth with a year in B4 diligence first to pick up some skills then reevaluate the situation

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It’s good that you can self-reflect :)
People take vacation similar to Big 4. You can still make significantly more $$ here and take vacation. It’s client service, FDD work. It’s demanding and challenging, but exactly the same as Big 4. No difference in that regard.

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If you can get into a consulting firm's FDD practice, then I would probably go that route. Otherwise, you can go into PA FDD and then switch later on after you get more experience. It seems like the consulting firms will try to grab people with FDD experience in PA, because they know that PA will train their employees and the skillset will be pretty transferable (TAS work shouldn't be very different between firms).

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Is A&M and FTI more prestigious than big4 FDD group?

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A&M hires top talent from the big 4 and pays them a hell of a lot more. So YES!!!

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If A&M will hire you out of audit, then definitely do that. You’ll get great training and won’t have to deal with internal transfer bs at the Big 4. And get paid more.

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Not back yet. But a permanent wfh isn’t feasible - but I’m sure more flexibility about wfh more often.

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If your goal is to work for a consulting firm like A&M or FTI, you’re better off switching ASAP. You’ll waste a lot of time managing to set up a transition to PA FDD first.

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