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AMA - Transaction Advisory Senior at Accounting...My story: nontarget undergrad, nontarget MBA, Big 4 auditor for a few years, recently moved to the transaction advisory division of a mid-tier accounting... 83 1 year 6 months
What Career Advice Will You Give Your Kids?On WSO, we’re frequently presented with a given career situation. For example, “I’m a senior in high school and I want to be a banker – which school is better?” “I’m a rising sophomore at a nontarget – which internship should I try for?” “I’m two years out of college and in a back office... 96 2 years 9 months
Best Time to Post on WSOWhat time of day or day of the week has the most traffic on WSO? If I had an awesome post (like I'm announcing I found out that Brady, Swaggon, and Bankerella are the same person), I don't want to waste it on a time nobody is watching. Alternatively, what are the slowest days or times? Some... 11 2 years 9 months
America's Smartest CityReal estate blog Movoto named Pittsburgh as America's smartest city based on a combination of public school rank, education level, and per capita universities, libraries, media, and museums. NYC didn't even place in the top 50. What do you guys think about the results? How would your... 31 2 years 9 months
Google Says GPA Is Worthless (SATs and...Further confirmation that our education system is woefully outdated and completely ineffective for the purpose of educating students. Some of the most interesting quotes from Laszlo Book, Google's SVP of HR: [quote]“One of the things we’ve seen from all our data crunching is that G.P.A.’s are... 70 2 years 10 months
5 Signals You're Unknowingly Sending at WorkThis comes from Business Insider. A fellow WSOer posted it elsewhere so I apologize for double-poaching, but I think that while the article's rules may not be universally applicable, it makes some good points. Do you guys think about these things? [quote]When it comes to how you're judged at... 16 2 years 10 months
Your Model of Life Is WrongMod note: for the tl;dr version, skip down to "Circa 1960" First, some background. I’m going to explain how we got to where we are today in order to frame our place in history and our model of life, so bear with me... A Long Time Ago B.C.(E.) A long time ago, human civilization began... 63 2 years 10 months
The 5 Types of Professional Summaries (a thinly...I've been searching online for some good examples of professional summaries, and can't find much ("good" being the operative word). Couldn't find much on WSO either. Anyone want to post the professional summary section of your resume to help me out? I need to have a professional summary to define... 3 2 years 11 months


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What is the comp range (salary and bonus) for TAS...What is the comp range (salary and bonus) for TAS Senior Associate and Manager? It seems to be difficult to get accurate numbers since there are fewer people in TAS than in audit and tax, and some of the Big 4 call valuation, etc. "Transaction Advisory" so I'm not sure the numbers on sites like... 56 8 months 3 weeks
I'm a Big 4 auditor, and from what I see, Big 4...I'm a Big 4 auditor, and from what I see, Big 4 exit opportunities can be greatly overrated. I see a lot of 2-5 year Big 4 people mostly becoming nothing more than senior accountants or finance analysts in industry. If you stay longer, you can score a Director of Financial Reporting or Controller... 56 11 months 1 week
It should be up on the WSO home page at some...It should be up on the WSO home page at some point this week, but I'm not sure exactly when. 83 1 year 5 months
There isn't a specific industry you should focus...There isn't a specific industry you should focus on - TAS tends to cover a wide variety of industries, so some variety in industry experience is probably preferable. 83 1 year 5 months
Not at all - thanks for clearing up valuation a...Not at all - thanks for clearing up valuation a bit. 83 1 year 5 months
This.This. 83 1 year 5 months
1. I have seen people move from credit risk, but...1. I have seen people move from credit risk, but not from BO. Since BO is such a wide category, if you let me know if you're interested in one in particular, I can probably provide some insight. The MBA/CPA aren't essential as long as you have the necessary skills, but they are both valuable.... 83 1 year 5 months
@moneytrail @Lester Freamon @betaa @schuoh @...@moneytrail @Lester Freamon @betaa @schuoh @Eastern @Davy ihorn @Bay Street Fool @wdb @ggmanhax @Commuter @UFC @Bankn @FutureWaller @Soros @moneytrail @schuoh @Lou Check out my TAS webinar at 8:00 ET tonight: 83 1 year 5 months
No, we pretty much just use Excel and PowerPoint.No, we pretty much just use Excel and PowerPoint. 83 1 year 6 months
We typically don't even see their models. We'll...We typically don't even see their models. We'll discuss with them what the key items and assumptions are, and base our work on that. Usually, we're focused on historical information, and our work is key in the PE firm's updates to their detailed model in terms of EBITDA, FCF, etc., but we don't... 83 1 year 6 months
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