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What happens if we interview at one of our audit clients? I am in Consulting. Are there any restrictions for us?

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I think it has to go through a few HR or Legal reviews. My old company was audited by KPMG and when I interviewed with them I had to disclose it

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Technically yes, but practically speaking I believe it is often allowed. Given that they are our client, the restriction is generally more strictly enforced the other direction. If the client wants to interview/hire you they might technically need Deloitte’s permission, but I don’t think it’s common for us to turn down those requests. It may be a bigger issue if it was in the top executive ranks where it could create bigger issues with how it appears from an independence perspective, but beyond the C suite and key financial executive positions I don’t think it’s a big concern. Any of this could vary by client, as it’s really up to them how they view this from an independence perspective.

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Oh man seems like a lot of work! I’ll just skip applying to this company

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