How easy/difficult is it to transfer to TAS at a big 4 firm as an audit associate. Also, how should I go about this. I don't know anyone in TAS or anyone who has switched. Thanks.

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I've heard it take 2-3 years of being a top performer in your group and networking with the Senior Managers and Partners of the advisory group you're hoping to join.



More like a couple years being better than average and finding one person in TS to help. And if they don't want you, just leave for TS at another big 4 firm.


You can do it in 1


I did that transfer from the audit to the Transaction. You can join the due diligence team since your experience will be a little bit similar to theirs...however, doing your CFA will be a great benefit and will boost your chances of transfer..afterall, everyone needs someone with assurance and finance experience


It depends on a number of things: whether you're any good, the market environment at the time etc, but it becomes difficult more than 2 years post qualified. Big 4 Gossip have some pretty good intel on this, but I agree, showing some commitment by doing some further study, and proactively speaking to people in the department will help.


I'm also interested in answers to this thread as I just completed my first year in audit at the Big4 and would like to move to TS preferably soon. A friend in the group said 2 years experience is better when trying to interview/transition in. What else would be beneficial to do to improve my resume/experience and chances of getting interviews during the next few months? While I do have a finance degree, I won't have much time to study for the CFA this Dec/next June due to work and other obligations so any advice on other things that can make me stand out or show my commitment/experience in finance would be of help.


I am also very interested in this as well. Is it possible to go directly into TAS to another firm? How difficult is it?


Is there a way to go straight into TAS without going into audit?

I'm looking at a winter co-op for TAS at a target Canadian school.

"Try and fail, but don't fail to try"


Depends on the firm and what part of TAS your going into. What in particular did you have in mind?


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