What are the pros and cons of working at a small firm? I'm ready to move on from my first role out of college. There are a lot of smaller places closer to me where I could move, but I'm hesitant.

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A small public accounting firm,
A close-knit team, where relationships are firm.

The work is diverse, and the hours are long,
But the experience gained, is truly strong.

The clients are few, but the bonds are tight,
And the team's hard work, always shines bright.

A large public accounting firm,
With endless opportunities, and a steady flow of work to confirm.

The clients are many, and the work is fast-paced,
But the experience gained, can be unsurpassed.

The team is large, but the connections are not as strong,
But the exposure to diverse clients and industries is a plus long.

So both have their pros and cons,
A choice to make, based on one's ambition.

Small firm offers a family atmosphere, with a chance to wear many hats,
While a large firm offers more resources, and the potential to advance in a specific path.

Ultimately it's up to you to decide,
Which path to take, with the pros and cons to guide.


I went from a smaller firm to Big4. I personally wouldn’t have traded that experience for anything. I learned so much more in all things tax. From tax compliance to tax planning. End goal for me was always big 4 but it definitely gave me a more diverse experience then a big4 can.


You’ll learn a lot more at a small firm. Do it for a few years, gain that more diverse experience and then go back to a bigger firm.


There’s a lot more patience to train you. A safer place to fail and more time to build your confidence.


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