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Who would you hire ? Senior from a B4 but no CPA, or Manager from regional firm with CPA.

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These two shouldn’t be applying for the same job

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Manager...usually people in small firms or Big 4 working in private clients have more experience than a regular senior...so without knowing detail, I’ll go with manager (with CPA)

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Seems like a lot of weight being placed on the B4 title here lol. If it’s a senior 2/3 and they’re incredibly competent then maybe...but not having cpa at that point would be a big red flag to me anyways

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I'd go manager from midsize. The seniors we get from big 4 are almost always at experienced associate level, no experience leading anything and very little review experience. This is on the tax side of things though, not sure on audit.

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I'll say that I can't speak to Deloitte specifically, if there's variance in role expectation among the B4s I have no idea. Our firm (regional) gets a lot of EY and PWC seniors and its almost always the case. Goes without saying hopefully but Im not trying to speak poorly of any firm or person, and as can be said for anything else, we all know experiences vary by office and even team!

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Definitely need more info but I’d always put the cpa before big4

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Lol sorry I meant a senior with a CPA but manager that doesn’t. And # of experience is relatively the same.

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Also, what’s the role they are applying for? The skill set of each candidate can be vastly different as a result of the exposure each candidate has had. Think technical (big 4 exposure to complex clients/issues) vs. soft skills (regional managers experience leading a team). Would really come down to the new roles requirements...

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And usually senior Barry goes into very technical details...also, we have a lot of resources than they do not have...so even if we have more technical questions, we have a greater network that facility our work...something that exists in a much smaller level at smaller firms...

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I’ve worked at a small, a regional, and a big4. I can attest that they are completely different positions. It’s not about the title, it’s about the kind of work you see. So if the work in question is that which you would typically only see at a big 4 (eg, publicly traded companies and/or international tax work), I’m going to go with b4 senior.

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Manager with cpa!

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You can’t even get to senior in B4 without CPA so this would never even happen

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PwC recently changed their policy. You CAN become senior without CPA. Manager promotion, you need to have it by then.

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