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  2. AMA- Big 4 TAS Financial Diligence

    Hi all, I've been looking around WSO for a while now but haven't gotten around to posting anything substantial/giving back. I'm doing an AMA for the next two weeks give or take to answer questions/thoughts you might have. Hopefully I can he ...

    49 comments - 9 silver bananas - Dec 23 2018 - 8:00am -

  3. Comparing Deloitte vs KPMG?

    What's the better firm? Also, whats the differences in: Leadership/Mentoring People Working enviornment Which is Better for Advisory- KPMG or Deloitte? Our users highlighted that Deloitte is generally considered to be more prestigious across the boar ...

    50 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 5 2018 - 2:02pm -

  4. Getting into the Big 4 and Your Future Career

    Nowadays, as the competition steadily increases and fortune 100 entry-level positions become inexperienced college grad's new goal, what must one do to get ahead. Just a few quick questions about the Big 4: What is the Big 4's stereotypical entr ...

    61 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2018 - 2:57pm -

  5. AMA: Big 4 Audit--> Advisory--> Top 15 MBA

    Starting an AMA thread for any Big4 Auditors or Advisory folks looking to transition to an top MBA. I leaned heavily on WSO to complete the journey up to this point, and want to give back to those currently mired in the Big 4 grind. I cannot thank WSO eno ...

    20 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 31 2018 - 6:15pm -

  6. Best Time to Leave Big 4 Audit Experience

    I'm finishing up my first year as an audit senior and going through the 'should I stay (until manager) or should I go' dilemma. I know I don't want to do internal audit or financial reporting and I think my target future job would be V ...

    137 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 15 2018 - 10:51pm -

  7. 8 Tips for Your Big 4 Interview

    Big 4 Interviews (KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, E&Y) can be stressful, but if you prepare and practice enough it will make it a much easier and relaxed experience. The Big 4 firms are looking for polished, professional, and hard working students to fill their ...

    37 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 5 2018 - 3:27pm -

  8. Big 4 Ranking | How Do I Know Which Big 4 to Work For?

    I recently decided to go into the big 4 audit for a few years, get my MBA, and hopefully transition to consulting. The problem is I don't know which Big 4 firm to work for as far as audit division goes (and probably even overall as a company whole!). ...

    89 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2018 - 10:40pm -

  9. Big4 M&A- An Explanation

    Over the years I've seen several posts on people considering jobs at Big4 corporate finance / M&A / TS departments, or people making statements about these jobs which have some pretty large inaccuracies. I'm going to try and clear up any con ...

    46 comments - 14 silver bananas - Jul 17 2016 - 11:13pm -

  10. MSF--> > Big 4 Valuation AMA

    It has been a long time since I've posted something constructive on these fora but lately, I have been getting a lot of questions on LinkedIn about Big 4 valuation, especially from those in MSF programs and recent MSF grads. Like most MSFs, I was com ...

    45 comments - 14 silver bananas - Feb 9 2016 - 4:35am -

  11. Big 4 Audit Senior- AMA

    I'm a big 4 audit senior who has been active in the campus and experienced hire recruiting process. I have experience with 2 of the big 4 firms. Ask about meet the firms, follow up emails/calls, exit opportunities, interviews ect. big 4 big 4 account ...

    78 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 12 2014 - 2:00pm -

  12. Breaking in Investment Banking as a Big 4 Auditor- Can I do it?

    I will preface this by saying yes I've read TONS of threads on this question. I am hoping for some more advice for my specific situation from the WSO community. I'm currently a Big 4 auditor in a major market and want to make the switch into Inv ...

    61 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  13. Transferred Big 4 Audit-> Valuations within 8 months AMA

    Hey guys, I recently started in Big 4 Audit in Canada and was able to transfer to Financial advisory. I have always been more interested in finance but didn't go to a University that would give me a realistic chance at a good finance job. I went the ...

    29 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 10 2017 - 11:00pm -

  14. Corporate Finance Q&A with accountingbyday, BJM85, STorIB, and djfiii

    mod note: this very informative q&a was originally posted on 2/12/12 UPDATE 2/22/12: Over 20 questions and 50 responses added so far, keep 'em coming! I also took the bold away from the questions by popular request ...

    137 comments - 11 silver bananas - Dec 31 2012 - 4:19pm -

  15. Accounting vs Finance: Part 1 – Career Paths

    In this 4 part series I'll be covering in depth the differences between a typical career in accounting starting in (Big 4) public accounting, and a typical career in finance starting in investment banking. First up in the series is a long term look a ...

    44 comments - 22 silver bananas - Jul 28 2014 - 5:34pm -

  16. From Big 4 consulting to MBB

    Hi all, I have been working for a Big 4 strategy consulting division for two years now, and I am looking to shift to one of the MBB firms. On the company profile of the MBB firms on LinkedIn I see that most of the experienced hires in this firm come from ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:01pm -

  17. Big 4 Exit Opportunities and Reputation

    So my university and big 4 firms in general act like working in audit at a Big 4 is so prestigious, so I bought into it... BW also ranked Big 4 as having top internship programs, best places to start your career, and etc, so I was even more convinced. I a ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:21pm -

  18. Big 4 to Equity research..

    ...what are some possible routes? Im only a 2nd year in big 4 audit so I know manager in big4->Mba-> ER might beone route but I cannot stick the job anymore....No way I am sticking around until manager. So what are some alternatives? Im willing to st ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 7 2017 - 8:09pm -

  19. Big 4 vs. GE FMP

    I was offered a position at a Big 4 Firm (Deloitte / PwC) and was also offered a position as a GE FMP. I'm not really sure which route to take. Could someone give me the pros and cons of each? big 4 GE fmp GE FMP ...

    56 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  20. Working In Big 4 Audit in London

    Someone was asking me about this in PM and I wrote a long and detailed reply about what it is like to work in Big 4 and what advice I would give to people thinking about interning / working there. Thought it might be useful for others so my reply is below ...

    34 comments - 8 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:47pm -

  21. What to Expect as a Big 4 Intern?

    Hello all, As the title reads, I am going to be an intern at one of the Big 4 firms this summer. I know 90% of the people here shit on Big 4 but I didnt want to go that route and I was happy to get the offer I did. It is for an audit position in financial ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2018 - 2:08pm -

  22. Big 4 restructuring

    Anybody any thoughts on it? Whats it like as a job? Does it count as proper finance experience? Exit ops? How would it compare to restructuring with a bank? Much modelling involved? Have done a search and there's very little on it. Anybody any info/e ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  23. Big 4 TAS Interview Questions

    I just scored an interview for a full-time entry level position in the TAS group of a Big 4 accounting firm (valuation group). This was sort of a back up plan and I've spent the last 4 years of college gunning for ER. Anyone know what I can expect to ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:04pm -

  24. WSO's Most Wanted CEOs

    Inspired by a recent employer attractiveness survey, Jorge, an obscure yet devastatingly handsome writer for the world's premiere finance community, Wall Street Oasis, has decided to run a survey on who are the most attractive CEO's in Wall Stre ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 7:33pm -

  25. Consulting Salaries in London is S***!

    Recently, I was thinking of gaining some international exposure by moving to London. But the salary differential is really too large for it to be a consideration considering London is as expensive as where I'm based out now. In NYC, fresh graduates i ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2016 - 8:30am -

  26. Boutique IB offer vs. stay non-big 4 TAS

    Background: I'm a 2nd year analyst at a prominent non-big 4 firm doing TAS (valuation / M&A DD) and I just got an offer for a boutique bank (I'd solely be doing middle market M&A) in a second tier city, which I'm currently working i ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 23 2017 - 8:10am -

  27. How to network your way to a Big 4 interview

    If you're not at a "target" school for big 4 recruiting, it can be very challenging to get noticed. About 85% of new hires come directly from schools that the Big 4 recruit from on an annual basis. There are a few reasons but it mainly come ...

    24 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 21 2013 - 12:23pm -

  28. Finance: not so “attractive” anymore?

    Universum, an employer branding company, has released its world's most attractive employers list and investment banks barely made it to the top 10. The fairest of them all was Google, followed by KPMG and Ernst & Young in 2nd and 3rd while invest ...

    31 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 1 2010 - 4:28pm -

  29. Internship help: F50 Corp Fin or Big 4 Audit?

    I'm a third year, I want to work in finance in the tech industry when I graduate, and I'm not interested in a career in accounting. For the summer I have an offer for Big 4 Audit and an offer for F50 Corp Fin. If I want to work in finance it see ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 24 2012 - 10:25am -

  30. cufflinks as an intern at a big 4?

    grabbed lunch with some other kids interning and one kid, i shit you not, was wearing cufflinks... he's an intern at a big 4 accounting firm. is this just the culture at big 4s, or is he a giant tool? big 4 tool ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2013 - 9:12pm -

  31. Moving into Equity Research

    I am going to try to keep this short. I just finished the CPA exam, and will start a big 4 gig in audit this summer (NYC). I want to be in equity research in the next few years (does not have to be a BB, I just want to break into the industry). I am consi ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2012 - 11:41am -

  32. Best Career Progression and Salary Outside of Banking- Junior with a 3.8

    Hey guys, I am trying to make some tough decisions here and could really use some advice. I am a Junior at Emory with a 3.8 and an accounting concentration. I have already accepted an audit internship for this summer but have been looking at some alternat ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:44pm -

  33. Duff & Phelps Valuation or Big 4 Valuation

    Hey guys, I want some input on deciding between Duff & Phelps and a big 4. I got offers from a Big 4 and Duff & Phelps for their valuation. Ultimately, I want to do private equity in the long run and willing to take any route I can to get there, w ...

    15 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 25 2017 - 10:35pm -

  34. How long do Big 4 accountants work until quitting?

    In general, who would work at the same company the longest: an investment banker or big 4 accountant? And for how many years? Also, out of curiosity, what do ex-Big 4 accountants end up as? big 4 Exit Opps ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 1 2013 - 1:35pm -

  35. Transferring office locations- tips on making the move?

    Hey all, Incoming consultant here to big 4 firm. I will be working out of an East Coast based office, but I'm hoping to transfer to a West Coast based office at some point- has anyone done this and if so, any tips? Thanks. monitor big 4 PwC consultin ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 14 2014 - 1:56pm -

  36. Big 4 Internal Audit to Hedge Fund Staff Accountant- is it a step down?

    The title pretty much says it all. I hope that posting this here isn't a major faux pas, or should be covered elsewhere, etc... I've been at a Big4 firm for 2 years (first major job) in internal audit/risk and controls/etc. I'm seeing a lot ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  37. lying about graduation to get an internship

    Hi, a lot of you may think I'm an idiot just for asking this, but I think it may be a good idea. I have not being able to get an IB SA internship. This is my last summer, and I was thinking about saying I was gonna delay my graduation by one semester ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2015 - 2:47pm -

  38. 2nd Background Check Between Internship and Full-Time?

    Hello- I interned at a Big 4 company in their advisory department last summer and received a full-time offer. A few weeks after accepting the offer I found myself in some hot water with the law (DUI-D Charge, trial set for February). I realize this is a v ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2016 - 2:39pm -

  39. Are you planning to join the Big Four?

    They are the biggest professional services firms in the world. They offer some truly exciting career opportunities on this planet. Any pro recruiter will attest to the fact that the Big Four-- PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, and E&Y-- give an added weight to you ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 30 2012 - 2:38pm -

  40. Big 4 transferring offices (audit)

    Let me start this off by saying I'm not sure if I selected the right "forum" topic, so if anyone can direct me let me know. About me: So I interned this past busy season at a Big 4 accounting firm in the south east (I won't say the exa ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:52pm -

  41. A Big 4 audit vs tax thread, with a (hopefully) unique twist

    I'm an intern this summer with a Big 4 firm in audit. Started the first few days of June. I basically chose audit because of better exit opps (into something perhaps less strictly accounting), team environment, and everyone seemingly hating tax. This ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2014 - 11:42am -

  42. Big 4 Opportunities

    What are the exit opportunities of some one working for one of the Big 4 accounting firms? Mainly geared at someone who wants to leave after working there 2-5 years. Is it possible and/or likely to get into consulting at a BCG or McKinsey type? Are their ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 27 2012 - 9:56am -

  43. CPA to i-bank/hedge fund/pe

    Big 4 experience, state school, 5.5 years out of college, what are my odds? I would prefer the finance route, as I'm ok with long hours as money is priority for me. 2 things against me, I understamd 1) I'm 'old' to be taking a few step ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 18 2009 - 7:26pm -

  44. Equity Research vs big 4

    Hello, I am currently a college student looking for ideas on where to start my career. I am an accounting major at a good business school and have a great GPA. I have been doing a lot of searching of what would be a good career path for me. I have been no ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 3 2014 - 9:15am -

  45. Accounting vs Finance: Part 4 – The work

    To wrap up this 4 part series, I want to go into a little about the actual work itself and what you will be doing. Per usual, I will compare some typical roles in accounting with the typical roles in finance or banking. Accounting Audit In audit, your goa ...

    13 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 30 2014 - 8:00am -

  46. Corp Fin F500 or Big 4?---> End goal MBA

    I'm interested to know others' opinions on whether a Big 4 gig or Corp Fin at a F500 would look "better" on an MBA application. Right now, I am working at a Big 4 in audit, and doing an advisory rotation with the strong possibility of ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2015 - 10:33pm -

  47. Naive team player in the middle of a well oiled office political machine

    Context: Acting as a senior associate at Big 4 accounting firm on BBB client engagement (et al, MS, JPM) on fund of funds structured private equity partnership/ multi-tiered corporate tax returns. Each fund assigned has an associate, senior associate, man ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2014 - 6:02pm -

  48. Next big step to the C-suite

    Hi all, Not sure if this question was already asked else where... Anyway, I'm 28, with an MBA, half way done with my CPA, working as a Senior Financial Analyst for a Fortune 50. (probably a dream job to many) Life is easy at the moment. However, I fe ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2013 - 1:38pm -

  49. Resume critique for Big 4 SLP/internship

    Hello fellow monkeys. Just wanted to get a little bit of review on my resume. I'm a junior accounting major at a non target university. Looking to get accepted into a Big 4 SLP this summer. I realize I may not have very "relevant" experienc ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2012 - 3:03pm -

  50. Big 4 restructuring vs. banking restructuring (and exit ops)

    Hey guys, 1. What are the main differences between Big 4 restructuring and restructuring at a bank? I have heard of one Big 4 Restructuring group doing doing distressed M&A deals, but do all of them do this? 2. Does anyone have any insight into exit o ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2014 - 7:19pm -

  51. Big 4 (Corp Fin) vs. DCM... steps towards PE/top MBA in a few years?

    ... big 4 DCM ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2010 - 11:03pm -

  52. PWC vs KPMG NYC Tax Offers

    If I have an internship offer from both KPMG and PWC in tax for NYC which should I take? I liked the people and environment much more at KPMG and they also offered to pay me more. KPMG offered around $30 an hr and I know friends who just accepted fulltime ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2018 - 10:12pm -

  53. Big 4 above Bain and BCG?

    eFinancialcareers published an article where they surveyed 6,500 consulting professionals globally on the ideal professional services firms to work for and the Big 4 surpass both Bain and BCG. The Big 4 consulting practices have gained a lot of prestige i ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2016 - 4:59am -

  54. Big 4 vs. Accounting at Big Bank- Big bank such as Goldman?

    Where is a better place to start a career, a big bank such as Goldman, Morgan Stanley, or Deutsche in their Finance/Accounting department or working at a Big 4 firm? I assume Big 4 because you can get your CPA right? I am getting a Master's in Accoun ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 18 2016 - 1:04am -

  55. post MBA offer from Big 4 accounting firm

    Hello everyone, I have received a full-time offer from one of the Big 4 accounting firms from their Valuations group. However, I am not sure if they are low-balling me with an offer of $72K. This is a post MBA offer with 1-2 years of experience being coun ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2010 - 9:14pm -

  56. Why would you go to a Big 4 Advisory?

    Hey all, I have historically been looking at other areas, but through a connection got an interview with a Big 4 Management Consulting team out of the blue- in a location where I do not speak the country's language (they know this...). The field is e ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2014 - 4:00am -

  57. F500 executive from Big 4

    Hello all. Just wondering how common it is, or how plausible it is, for someone coming out of the big 4, likely in audit, to eventually obtain an executive/upper level position at an F500 after the jump to industry. Also, would Big 4 advisory have a bette ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2012 - 8:06pm -

  58. Boutique Valuation Firm or Big Four Financial Due Diligence?

    Any thoughts in career, exit opportunities and etc.? 1 year of experience at assurance, ready to jump as soon as possible Boutique valuation firm pays pretty well at 65k + 20-30% bonus Big 4 FDD- what is the salary/bonus situation? Thanks for the input bi ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 7:00pm -

  59. How accurate are these salary figures?

    For post-MBA offers: PwC MBA Signing Bonus: $25,000 (+$10,000 if you interned) Base: $140,000 Relocation: $2,000 Performance Bonus: up to $27,000 Ernst & Young MBA Signing Bonus: $20,000 Base: $120,000 Relocation: $2,000 Performance Bonus: up to $30,0 ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2014 - 7:18am -

  60. 4 Months in a F500 Consulting Firm, But I Need to Move For Personal Reasons. What do I do?

    Hey everyone, I'm wondering what's the protocol I should follow about changing jobs and/or moving after recently joining a new company. I graduated from a good midwestern school a year ago, and moved back to my east coast home city because my co ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2016 - 2:12pm -

  61. Hoping to land a Big 4 Internship. Resume critique greatly appreciated!

    Hello, I'm new here, so I apologize if I've done something incorrectly. http://www.razume.com/documents/27711 Anyway, I'm entering my 3rd year as an Accounting Major at an above average state school. I have 89 units, so I'm essentially ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2012 - 1:20am -

  62. Can an average Big 4 guy earn between 200k and 300k?

    Certainly there are quite a few people who achieve more than that. What I mean is usual (or slightly above average) case. Is it fairly common for a person who started a career in Big 4 to make 200K ~ 300K in their mid-30s?(or late 30s) big 4 ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 7 2017 - 3:40am -

  63. How Is Corporate Banking and Big 4 TAS different from i-banking?

    I was wondering what the difference between the groups in the title are, because I tried reading about them, and they all seem relatively similar. Corp banking (from what I could gather) seems to be involving less $$$ in terms of the size of the deals (an ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2010 - 7:27pm -

  64. Big 4 => Strategic Finance/FP&A Role Possible?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows how possible it is to move from audit at Big 4 in a major city to an FP&A or "strategic finance" type of job within a company after working 4-5 years and getting a manager's designation. When I say st ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2013 - 9:51pm -

  65. PWC Structured Finance Group

    A family friend is a partner at PwC in their Structured Fin group, I might get an internship next year is it worth A) making a friend jump through hoops B) Doing it as I come from a nontarget? The money looks good, I suspect this guy brings home 1.5-2MM a ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2010 - 4:56am -

  66. Starting in Audit at BIG 4, Help Guide Me

    I will be starting in audit at a Big 4 this summer. I was wondering how the process works when getting placed into an industry/company/etc. Do we get to pick what companies (large/small) or industry we audit? How do they determine what teams we are placed ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2014 - 4:18pm -

  67. Exit Opportunities for Systems Integration Consulting

    I would like to know what some of the possible exit opportunities are for someone with 2 years of systems integration experience at a Tier 2 consulting firm. I just want to see what the available options are. consulting big 4 mbb deloitte big four Accentu ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  68. PwC Interview- HELP PLEASE

    I recently completed a phone interview with a campus recruiter at PwC. The interview ended quicker than I thought leading me to believe that I might have got rejected. I am not an accounting backgroud so I will not have enough credits to sit for cpa upon ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2014 - 8:55pm -

  69. Big 4 question

    Ok, so I'm in my last year of high school right now, and I want to study accounting. After researching a bit, I saw that a lot of people said you should work at a big 4 firm for +-5 years, while networking with your clients so you can get a job offer ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2013 - 1:11pm -

  70. KPMG Strategy & Operations (Strategy & Growth Associate)

    Hey everyone, I am new to the board. I have a job offer from an F100 as an industrial engineer ($80k), but my real passion is business strategy. I wasn't able to lock down anything at MBB or Deloitte, but I did get an offer from KPMG for their strate ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2014 - 1:50pm -

  71. Big 4 vs Bloomberg?

    So looks like full-time recruitment has almost ended and I haven't been able to secure an IBD offer due to the small number of analysts they are hiring. What I do have now are a Big 4 Audit offer, a Citi private banking offer and a Bloomberg Sales an ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2009 - 3:58am -

  72. Friend of mine wants to build a next-generation film finance company

    Hi guys, so this is my second post so far, and I'm thoroughly enjoying the feedback I've been getting from ya'll (especially from @DickFuld). This particular subject involves entrepreneurship, so I decided that posting this in the VC sectio ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 19 2015 - 1:18am -

  73. Internal Audit at BB vs Big 4

    Might seem lame to most but I'm just an accounting type of guy. Could anyone give their 2 cents on audit opportunities in bb vs big 4? In terms of salary and exit opps mostly. Also how does someone land an internal audit job at an investment bank? Mo ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2012 - 12:11am -

  74. Where you go to school matter? (Accounting and Big 4)

    Hey WSO, first time posting. I didn't see an accounting sub forum so I decided to ask here. I have a question and that is, does where you go to school for an accounting degree matter in the eyes of the Big 4. I live in Canada, and go to a college, th ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2012 - 8:15pm -

  75. Corporate Finance Qualification- Any insight?

    Hi guys, Do you have any insight about the corporate finance Qualification offered by the ICAEW? Since I'm currently working in CF in a Big 4, after rejecting an FT in a BB (may God kill me for this), but I'm considering trying to move to the ba ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 4:57pm -

  76. Big 4 audit v tiny no name corporate finance

    Have an interview coming up for the corporate finance with a tiny accountancy firm (three partners). Currently working in Big 4 audit. Would I be mad to leave big 4 for this position? At least I would have some corp fin experience but I imagine the deals ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2011 - 6:23am -

  77. Consulting Firm College Recruiting Timeline?

    Hello, I am a senior college student applying to consulting jobs. I have interviewed with some firms, but haven't heard any further from them yet. I am just curious to know if you would like to share some information about the time frame these firms ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 28 2010 - 9:58am -

  78. Big 4 Accounting

    3.1 GPA, what are my odds of getting a b4 accounting offer this fall when they do recruiting big 4 ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 22 2010 - 2:36pm -

  79. Financial Due Diligence vs. Valuation

    Hey Monkeys, I have an offer for two Big 4 Transaction Services jobs, one in Financial Due Diligence and one in Valuation & Business Modeling. I was wondering which would be better starting off if I am looking to eventually get into PE. The Valuation ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2010 - 7:24pm -

  80. Another big 4 question. Help!

    Although I don't have to worry about a summer internship for a while (about this point next year) I'm starting to really consider what I want to do with my life. As of right now I am a finance and accounting major at a decent university and I ha ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2011 - 12:30am -

  81. Final Round- EY TAS

    I have a final round interview for Ernst and Young 's Transaction Advisory Services (Valuation and Business Modeling) for the San Jose/San Fran/LA office. Anybody with prior experience here know what to expect? consulting big 4 i banking transaction ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2011 - 5:32pm -

  82. Exploding Offer v JPM

    So I just had a superday at JPM for their freshman/sophomore program yesterday, and on my way back, I received an exploding offer for a management consulting SA stint at a big 4. I have until Tuesday. How long does it take to find out after the superday? ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2011 - 10:38am -

  83. KPMG Consulting

    Wondering if anyone has any idea of the health of KPMG Consulting? From an outside perspective it would look like they are aren't being as aggressive on inorganic growth compared to the other Big 4 (Deloitte acquiring Monitor, PwC acquiring Booz, and ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2014 - 10:38pm -

  84. take pwm offer at boutique or go big 4 acct

    Hi everyone, What i have come here is to ask whether I should take a PWM internship this summer (rising senior) or an internship in audit at a big 4. My career plan is to work at a big 4 auditing financial companies and then get an MBA and make the switch ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2010 - 1:52am -

  85. Met An Auditor Recently Who Called Himself a "Consultant"...

    Hi, So I just met an auditor who works at the Big 4 (this is an AUDITOR, not a TAS dude) who said that he is a consultant despite the fact that he is an accountant. Is this terminology correct, because in a way, you might be able to call them "consul ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2010 - 7:22pm -

  86. Big 4- CFA

    Do the Big 4 firms (esp their financial advisory units) pay or chip in for their analysts to take or pass the CFA Exams? I.e. do they have incentive programs in place similar to those for the CPA license? TIA big 4 CFA CFA Exam ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 31 2010 - 5:53pm -

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  100. From Big 4 to Big 3

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