Accounting

Which role do you think is more challenging/stressful: - Controller of mid-sized public company, or - Big 4 Audit Manager

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
Posting as :
works at

Controller because you have actual responsibilities. If you're 27 years old and "managing" anything, it can't be too important.

Reaction Icon Like
likefunny
Arrow Icon

For several years I’ve been in charge of pretty much in charge of everything in my life

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Manager was stupid easy for me. Senior was worse. Controller can be depending on the entity. Could be 100x easier or harder

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

You know. Typos happen after a few vodka sprites. I’m just saying. Shit happens

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Definitely the controller position. Having to manage the reporting and compliance requirements for a public entity of any size can be stressful and challenging.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Related Posts

About to graduate with a MS in Data Science from NY. Saw an "advanced analytics specialist" role for 2020 start at Bain. Anyone familiar with the company/role? nterview process/tools used/salary?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Philosophical question: Has McKinsey’s brand diminished in luster? Context: Randomly was at a church picnic (socially distanced) with some baby boomer era former MBB consultants. When they found out I was in consulting (big 4), they weirdly started talking about how McKinsey’s brand value wasn’t what it used to be to clients and for exit opportunities. Silly gripes or true?

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I found out that I was pregnant (unplanned) last week and it has absolutely shredded my relationship. I left the home my bf and I share, and I came to stay with my family. Part of the reason it got so bad is because he vehemently wants me to get an abortion, and I don’t know if I can do it. There wasn’t even a discussion of keeping it. He told me in no uncertain terms that he would resent me forever. I need help. Can anyone recommend a virtual counselor for us? Does anyone have any advice?

likeupliftinghelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

BDO, Grant Thornton, RSM folks...etc why do y'all always talk down on big 4 and try to act like you have the best work life balance and y'll are so much better??

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

When going from big 4 to industry, do you put a gpa on your resume?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Has anybody jumped or tried to jump from Big 4 to MBB? Can it be done without MBA? 2nd year senior associate at Pwc here with 4 years at the firm.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I was just talking to a younger friend who goes to Cal and It seems like the kids these days hate FAANG or at least Amazon and Facebook are not desired at all. I personally don’t see too many issues working at either Amazon or Facebook because I work at Deloitte where I’m sure we have many questionable clients and worked in financial services before. Curious on whether people are thinking about the ethics of their exit company when deciding to move?

likesmart
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Anyone hiring? Project Coordinator looking to become a PM or Associate Producer (my background is in production). Based in Chicago. Open to other cities. 3 years exp, current salary is 60k.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Well folks according to Bloomberg, AT Kearney and Strategy& put everyone to dust for median pay for all Companies. Mck and BCG were there. No Bain or other Big 4. Google and Facebook also very strong.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Do any of the Big 4 offer reimbursement for professional association dues? Not CPA or AICPA but personal stuff like a young professional networking group for accountants? Or industry specific group?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Does industry or big 4 pay more first year out of college?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I don't understand why there are H1B visa holders for entry level audit positions at a big 4... Plenty of citizens who would love the job and are qualified. I do understand why there would be visa

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

If I have 3 years of experience in a quant field at big 4, what are some top exit opps?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Best MBA program for broad Atlanta exit opps? Just starting to consider it and that’s where I want to end up

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Can someone give me the salary range for a manager role at ZS Associates? This is for SIP practice in NYC.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

How important is it to get your CPA in the long run/ outside of big 4? Would CFE be beneficial? I’m a forensics staff.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Hiring Sr and ACD team in Chicago. Teams only. Msg me with portfolio if interested to learn more.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Fish fam, for a Tag watch for Christmas and wondering if it’s inappropriate to wear it for a few big 4 + Acc strategy manager roles? School of thought is it’s ok for MBB not the former 🤷🏾‍♂️

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Manager just brought on an analyst, whose background is in communications, for a software role. Poor kid is drowning. Accenture needs to learn how to fill roles with the RIGHT talent.

likefunnyhelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Hiring - Social Writer for luxury automotive brands

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Additional Posts

Young consultant: remember the goal of any project is not to actually solve the client's problem(s), but to be profitable. This will save yourself a ton of frustration in the future.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Met SO @ MBA. He just got a huge promo offer, just $3k < me. I said he needs to negotiate bc I don’t want to be the bread winner anymore! “I don’t want to ‘Lean IN’....”

Post Photo
likefunnyhelpfulsmart
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Only benefit of being in the last row of the plane.... Getting to recline your seat on the 6am flight 😴😴😴

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

About to graduate with a MS in Data Science from NY. Saw an "advanced analytics specialist" role for 2020 start at Bain. Anyone familiar with the company/role? nterview process/tools used/salary?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Anyone have any idea what compensation looks like for newly promoted managers this year?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

How does PTO and Holidays affect the utilization calculation at your firm?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Stuck in Denver due to plane defect. Anybody have the cheapest corporate code for the Westin Denver airport?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

So I’m late to the Indian Matchmaking series. Is it the guy who has to be wealthy and the women who need to come from wealth? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of emphasis on what the women do for a living, but the men all seem either well-off or getting called losers. Is that what people look for in real life too? So there’s no place for women on the come up to be with someone above their own social class?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

$500 budget for holiday party for project of 30+...goes without saying that half the group was late for the dinner and then everyone left barely after 11...most depressing holiday party ever

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Best Mexico spg properties, with suite upgrade?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Philosophical question: Has McKinsey’s brand diminished in luster? Context: Randomly was at a church picnic (socially distanced) with some baby boomer era former MBB consultants. When they found out I was in consulting (big 4), they weirdly started talking about how McKinsey’s brand value wasn’t what it used to be to clients and for exit opportunities. Silly gripes or true?

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Ps, have any of you truly batted for “junior staff” (comp, promo, not getting fired). And how do you deal with diff managing styles v. Helping staff with bad M/SMs?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I found out that I was pregnant (unplanned) last week and it has absolutely shredded my relationship. I left the home my bf and I share, and I came to stay with my family. Part of the reason it got so bad is because he vehemently wants me to get an abortion, and I don’t know if I can do it. There wasn’t even a discussion of keeping it. He told me in no uncertain terms that he would resent me forever. I need help. Can anyone recommend a virtual counselor for us? Does anyone have any advice?

likeupliftinghelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Currently in middle management. Looking to use this time for self development to make upper management. What are some ways? Is a top mba required?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Lol, Indian Matchmaking on Netflix shows us how cringe some dates go 😬 now we know why some people stay single

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Starting a new project in philly next week. First time to step foot in the city. Recommendation for food and fun? Already got lodging figured out.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Has anyone had any experience working for or applying to the boutique IT consulting firm “Prokarma”

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

How long were you on the bench in 2017? Number of years of experience?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

BDO, Grant Thornton, RSM folks...etc why do y'all always talk down on big 4 and try to act like you have the best work life balance and y'll are so much better??

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

When going from big 4 to industry, do you put a gpa on your resume?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what’s 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 with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

OR

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.

Please enter a valid number