I just got an offer from one of the BIG 4 accounting firms after interning this summer.
I have one semester left of school, (this fall). I received an offer for the following August, but recently HR called me to tell me that I have a choice to start as soon as i finish my semester.
Question 1: Do I have leverage to negotiate my offer? Perhaps a boost in salary and a signing bonus or is this to BOLD. It seems like they need people, but at the same time i don't want to get my offer revoked. I thought that since they had requested that I start earlier(my choice) I definitely can use this for leverage.
Question 2: Shoud I work as soon as my semester ends and start saving money or follow my original plan to travel and pass some parts of CPA?
I originally planned to travel and perhaps pass some CPA requirements, but now i realize that i would probably have to take a loan and don't want to start my career with an unnecessary loan.
Thanks in advance. I really appreciate your input.