I know this group is for exit opportunities but, Im not ready to leave big 4 because I think I still need to learn alot since Ive only been here a year. Has anyone switched firms bc of toxic culture environment/ unappreciative team? Thinking of switching firms in December to finish out another year or so in PA. Worried about change but need it
EU big 4 Sequence of events: Wk 0- confirmed offer on video followed by an compensation detail email Wk 1- Negotiations Wk 2- Recruiter promised to have the final number. Didn't. Wk 3- received the final numbers after a follow up. Accepted. Ws told to receive letter next week Wk 4- nothing Wk 5- asked for an update. told there ws system error. ll have the letter by Tuesday Tuesday, week 6- still no offer letter Can someone advise what shall be the tone of follow up? Is this delay normal?
Do Big 4 give more time to settle down in the new job compared to a mid size? Does it work the same way when people are asked to improve before the firing i.e, big 4 gives more time to improve?
40 years in Big 4 - worked for 5 of the old Big 8 in three different parts of the country. Glad to answer any questions. Fire away.
Hi 🐠, need some advice. Was told by my manager that time doing research (for info related to my client) is not client billable and has to be charged to the overhead code. This strikes me as fundamentally wrong, esp bc this is a flat rate project so the hours will just affect my utilization / internal metrics, not how much the client is billed. I asked for a non-billable code that counts towards utilization but was told my utilization is fine even though I’d be billing <40hrs & to use OH code
What’s the best way to get into crypto? Finally left the big 4 world where independence sucked and made me jump through a bunch of hoops just to invest in anything from certain stocks to crypto. Looking to learn a lot.
Merrill Advisors - I have a client with an account at Merrill and am told that they have a money fund available which insures up to an aggregate of $5,000,000 in FDIC coverage. Is this a CDARs program and they are misinformed or does such a program exist and what is it called? I was told $5mm in coverage with daily liquidity which obviously wouldn’t apply to CDARs. Many thanks!
Anyone in tax technology/TRS group willing to chat? I’m 3rd year associate in PCS tax group looking to transfer or doing a rotation in tax tech group. I have bachelors and masters degree in accounting and I’m a CPA. I have been learning coding recently and would love to pivot into technology field while at the same time utilize my accounting/tax skills. My questions are about 1) ratio of tax/tech work; 2) wlb/busy season hours/ average hours; 3) how much client facing at senior level;
What big 4 firm has the best wlb for risk?( i know theyre all not good but I know some are better than others)
I am considering switching jobs from Citi Tech Risk to BIG 4 Risk Advisory. What are your thoughts?
Got 2 offers,1st from British American Tobacco- Planning Expert 10% pay rise and 2nd from small company(focus on data science) 50% pay rise, Data Science Project Goal: to break into MBB or FAANG
Is the CVA or ABV valued by big 4 at all?
Hi fishes :) Need some suggestions from the PWC peeps. My directorial round with PWC is scheduled for tomorrow. Any suggestions please? What are the probable questions will be? I've asked for 12LPA but they said the budget is 9LPA..I've 6.5yrs of experience as a BA & scrum master (ctc : 6.55 LPA) What do you all suggest? Shall I consider pwc as It's a part of BIG 4 and other facilities and brand-value or capegemini/Cerner india (the pay scale will be higher most probably) Thanks in advance.
Hi guys, I am due to start working at EY soon within audit. I will be commuting to the office by train when in the Birmingham office. This will be from Leicester. Usually if a commute is about 1.5 hours+, Mazars authorises hotels. Is there a similar policy at EY? When not in the office I would prefer to drive to clients, not sure if me being in Leicester affects whether they will tell me to suck up an extended commute? Would a mileage claim be from the office to the client? Thanks!
Can somebody please explain to me why MBB and other top consulting firms are so adamant that you have an MBA? I majored in accounting, finance, and operations management at a top 10 undergrad business school and then got my masters in information systems from the grad school program. I took multiple MBA courses as electives when getting my masters and it seemed like those classes were very basic and easy. Idk if I would learn anything in an MBA program that I hadn’t already learned in undergrad
Is it possible to push back on a parental leave policy? I work at a startup and they’re sharing with me the plan today (I’m the first pregnancy).
What is the salary range for SM in Accenture UK, London based? Do they offer RSUs as well?
Nothing today on the S& layoffs?
Dear Fishes, I have 2 offers, accenture(9.8 LPA including variable + 64 K) and Deloitte (9.5 lpa fixed) for SAP ABAP PROFILE in Pune. I am having LESS THAN 3 YEARE of experience in coding. Because from mechanical background. Delloitte offering greenfied implimentation which is dream for any SAP consultant having my experience. Accenture project is not sure. Many consultant complaints about work balance life in deloitte. Any suggestions for me who wants to upskill his skill Thankyou
Looking to improve my verbal communication and interviewing skills. I am not very succinct and tend to ramble on. My vocabulary and phrasing is pretty standard and many times I struggle to find the right words. I do well when I am prepared but do an okay job with speaking on the spot. I want to get sharper in my verbal communication and more confident. For context, I am not a native speaker and at the SM level going for Partner in a couple of years.I would love recommendations on how to improve.
Can I create a new mileage plus account to take advantage of fasttrack challenge and get elite status for next year if I already have a mileageplus account .. what's the catch here ?
My psychologist, whom I have been seeing for close to a year, has called me out for cancelling too many appointments (all were because I was out of town for work, vacation and weddings). I felt attacked. I always have her notice and blocked the time in my calendar and never missed when in town. She also included in my cancelled appointments some that she had to cancel due to emergency and she cancelled last week due to vacation. I totally understand her time off but feel like I am being blamed
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Hi fishes! Next week I have the last interview with partner at Deloitte. What would you recommend - some tips? Consulting, value creation unit.
Looking for referrals on affordable, competent TPAs for SoloKs over $250k and traditional unbundled 401ks. Looking for Illinois and SoCal, but if they are good I don't care where they are located, if they can do Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
My principal approached me in the car pick up line on Friday to inform me that I’ve taken to many days off & school has just started. I took 1day off when my daughter tested positive for Covid, I had an doctor’s appt that had been scheduled 6 months ago to see the hematologist. Being that I’m anemic, current labs showed I need to have 2 iron infusions. I put in for 2 more days off to have that done. He told me in the future to wait until a work day! We done have any until December!!
KPMG folks. I see the mobile expense reimbursement is $65 with an equipment. Is there a breakout between wireless service and equipment or it’s looked at in total? If I’m on a family plan and pay $20, can I get a phone that costs $45 so as to maximize the $65 reimbursement? Thoughts appreciated
Recommendations on getting COVID tests on Oahu?
any recent hcl kollata joiners ?? how is it like need to go office or wfh?? is they sending laptop to home ??
Would you get fired if you edit your department partners’ picture and send it to your colleague?
Almighty partner one, we know your identity will remain a secret, but can you reveal to your followers if you are in the MBB, big 4 or other?
I need a deck on House of Cards' lessons learned on how to apply the Underwood's strategies and scheming in consulting.
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