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  2. Big4 M&A- An Explanation

    Investment Banking

    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 ...

    47 comments5 Dec 2019 -

  3. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  4. I have an upcoming 2nd round interview at E&Y for their Business Advisor Program (BAP) in their Financial Services Office (FSO) in NYC. Does anyone here know anything about this group, and the interview process? The interview process involves 2 behavi ...

    29 comments6 May 2020 -

  5. Deloitte M&A Advisory to M7 MBA

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello everyone, I am currently finishing my bachelors and I am thinking whether to accept or not a position in the M&A team at Deloitte. I know that Deloitte has a nice brand and all, but:- Is M&A at Deloitte valued as much and BB investment banki ...

    16 comments6 May 2020 -

  6. Hi, From reading your post, you seem to be very knowledgeable between public accounting and investment banking. I am kind of caught in the middle of two offers. Can you help me out? I am currently deciding between a summer internship at a boutique investm ...

    41 comments16 Mar 2009 -

  7. Hey everyone, I am currently a non-traditional junior at Emory and am doing some career path exploration. My goals are to make ~150k+ 8-10 years after graduation while having good work-life balance. As I am non-traditional and already married I am not int ...

    35 comments4 Dec 2011 -

  8. I am struggling between offers from big-4 audit (KMPG, PwC) and IBM GBS business consultant. I studied Accounting and Information Systems in University. Pros of Big-4 audit- structured career path with promotion and high salary increment each year- excell ...

    29 comments21 Oct 2012 -

  9. JOB OFFER RESCINDED

    Job Search Advice

    So heres what happened. I had an offer in tax at a big 4 firm after my internship. My GPA at the time of recruitment was under 3.0 and I got in. Now a semester away from graduating and starting off they decided to rescind my FT offer. I currently carry a ...

    20 comments15 Sep 2014 -

  10. Big4 TAS or Corporate Finance?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hello, I'm currently a senior and have 2 offers. One is for Big4 TAS, and the other is for corporate finance at a F500 firm. Any opinion on which is better to start off at? Both are related to the industry that I want to be in- Real Estate. My end go ...

    16 comments3 Apr 2017 -

  11. Happy New years everyone!, Hope everyone enjoyed their new year and got home safe. I wanted some advice in which internship to choose from. My background: I am currently a sophomore at a non target school double majoring in accounting and finance. My goal ...

    14 comments4 Jan 2017 -

  12. Hi there. I've got two options and don't really know which one to choose. Audit at Big4 Corporate Banking at a large European Bank Which one will boost my chances to get an internship in corporate finance next Summer? Thanks everyone. Internship ...

    12 comments6 May 2020 -

  13. I'm looking at getting a masters in professional accounting at UT-Austin. You're pretty much guaranteed a Big 4 position. Even if i get a STARTING job at a big 4, can i move up at all at any firm if i decide to leave the BIG 4?? I'm a FEMAL ...

    19 comments9 Jul 2011 -

  14. Partner at Big 4

    Job Search Advice

    What are the chances to become a partner at a big 4 firm with an accounting degree?i think that you need around 20 years of experience. Big4 ...

    17 comments16 Feb 2011 -

  15. Inspired by what I've been reading, I'm going to go for it. I'd prefer a BB, but MM or boutique will do. I'm going to use this thread to update my progress (mainly for myself, but maybe it will help others too.) I will keep the updates ...

    11 comments25 Sep 2014 -

  16. Hi all, I recently got 2 internship offers and deciding what would be better for my career development. 1. Analyst gig at Big 4 derivative valuation team 2. Analyst gig at investment risk team at CPP Investment Board Ideally I know the big 4 role could be ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  17. Does anyone have first hand experience or know of anyone that has worked in this group? Hours/pay/exit opps/etc? Based on my research, it seems like they work with a lot of private equity shops doing pre/post merger due diligence, integrations, performanc ...

    8 comments13 Dec 2016 -

  18. Excel assessment test...?!

    Job Search Advice

    Hey everyone, I have a supderday coming up with one of the big 4 for transactions. HR told me that there will be an excel assessment test. Anybody know what it is? Has anyone taken one before? What should I expect? It would be really helpful if you guys c ...

    9 comments21 Oct 2011 -

  19. I am a big 4 senior in one of the major US city trying make a move into Financial Due Diligence. I am trying to transfer within my firm and also been talking to other Big 4 firms. I have tried to spin some of my audit experiences for more finance and lead ...

    7 comments30 Oct 2016 -

  20. Whats the difference between in Big4 restructuring and restructuring team from Lazard, Rothschild, HL & other specialized IBs? I noticed the big4 have dedicated restructuring teams, and the job description includes items like (formal insolvency work; ...

    7 comments17 Jun 2016 -

  21. Answer- Thank you Big4 United Kingdom ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  22. I know it's not good enough for MBB, but I'm hoping to break into a tier2/3 firm like Accenture or Deloitte 's Strategy & Ops group before I start my MBA. Let me know what you guys think. http://www.razume.com/documents/21690 Big4 Salar ...

    8 comments27 Aug 2011 -

  23. Hi, I have heard that the staff to partner ratio for the consulting divisions of the big 4 is a bit above 14. Does anybody have an idea what this ratio is for the MBB? From the number of MBB partners on LinkedIn linked to even the smallest offices, I get ...

    7 comments5 Nov 2014 -

  24. Hi all I know that there is a lot of threads on some of the same aspects of my questions, but however I probably have another background. I am a bit trapped and have been working in various positions since I finished my master degree around four years ago ...

    4 comments14 Jun 2020 - Associate 2 in Other

  25. Thanks in advance for responding. I'm from a top 3 accounting program where I'll graduate with my BS and MA in accounting this spring 2012. 3.7 GPA. Just finished Big4 internship in a large market, I declined the full time offer. Worked part tim ...

    7 comments9 Sep 2011 -

  26. Big 4 Advisory to Corporate Strategy

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hey everyone, What are some of the exit opportunities from Big 4 Advisory, particularly, at Deloitte. I recently graduated from a top school and am currently working in Deloitte's Advisory group. I would like to either try and get into S&O, or mo ...

    6 comments11 Jan 2016 -

  27. NEED ADVICE- URGENT

    Management Consulting

    Hey everybody, I am in a tough spot and need some advice. I was hired back in November '10 to a big4 advisory practice. For whatever reason, the firm never gave me a confirmed start date (they put onto my onboarding portal 6/6/2011...however it was a ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  28. MBA sponsorship

    Management Consulting

    Does anyone know if KPMG, EY, Accenture and/or PwC sponsor MBAs? And if so, can anyone provide any additional information to each firms process or point me in the right direction as to where I can find out? MBA Big4 ...

    6 comments30 Oct 2014 -

  29. Big 4 IT Advisory and MBA?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey, thanks for visiting. I'm currently working in the IT Advisory department of one of the Big4 firms (as a Senior Consultant), and was hoping to do a part-time MBA. My aspirations are to work for an F10 IT firm later in my career at a managerial/se ...

    5 comments2 Nov 2016 -

  30. Big4 Salary ...

    5 comments13 Jun 2016 -

  31. Hi, I know the topic of big 4 audit is discussed somewhat frequently here, but I am looking for some guidance as to what career path would set me up for a better chance to go to a top MBA (top 10). Ultimately, I'd like to do IB or sell-side analysis ...

    5 comments27 May 2016 -

  32. Rising Junior at a Non-Target school extremely south of Mason Dixon line; majoring in Accounting and probably going to minor in Finance. I was wondering which career is better to get into? IB or Big 4 I want to know whats Investment Banking like? (for exa ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  33. too late to apply for Big4?

    Investment Banking

    Went to a few BB IBD interviews but ultimately no offer. Do you guys know if Big 4 firms are still recruiting? thanks Big4 ...

    5 comments17 Nov 2008 -

  34. Big 4 to ODD

    Job Search Advice

    As my username suggests, I am currently at a Big 4 working in a Risk Consulting role. My long term (long shot) goal is to get into PE one day and I'm trying to find the next, best step to take. I've been considering interviewing for an Operation ...

    4 comments28 Oct 2014 -

  35. Hi, Can anyone provide some insight into which schools in the state of Georgia the big 4 recruit from? I am a big 4 hopeful currently knocking out some pre-requisite classes at community college before I transfer to a master's program (accounting if ...

    4 comments10 Jun 2014 -

  36. Big4 for banks?

    Job Search Advice

    so we know big4 is known for accounting but i tried to look up the big4 accounting firms today and i got this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_four_banks what does this mean? also can someone just tell me what the big4 accounting firms are Big4 ...

    4 comments2 Nov 2009 -

  37. Baruch's MS Accounting

    Management Consulting

    Anyone have a master of accounting from Baruch or any other school? How is the program at Baruch is it good, does it offer lots of career support? Does the Big4 recruit a lot on Baruch from the masters of accounting program? consulting Big4 master Salary ...

    4 comments14 May 2009 -

  38. Hi, I'm going to be working for Ernst & Young after I graduate this upcoming summer, and I was wondering, is there a lot of travel within this service line? They told me that their ITRA is under their advisory service line, yet I hear everyone sa ...

    3 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  39. MPP after an MBA

    Site Suggestions

    What is the career prospect/work prospect for someone holding an an MPP (from Harvard-1 year Mid-Career MPP) coupled with an MBA (from Cambrdige, Oxford) with 10 years of financial consulting experience in a BIG4? MBA Harvard Big4 Oxford Cambridge public ...

    3 comments29 Jan 2018 -

  40. I need some urgent adviceI have 2 offers, one for a Graduate program in Auditing at KPMG (I applied for Corp Finance but they ran out of places and offered me Audit) and other as GPAS analyst at BlackRock. I am more inclined towards more finance analytics ...

    3 comments7 May 2015 -

  41. Looking for some insight if anyone can help me. I just got hired by Deloitte to start next year doing Financial Services tax after I graduate. While I enjoy tax (to the degree one can enjoy it), I'm trying to plan ahead for my next move, which is pro ...

    3 comments8 Dec 2013 -

  42. experienced hire in big 4 advisory

    Management Consulting

    Hi everyone, I'm currently finishing up my MBA and am being recruited by Big 4 Advisory groups for a senior position in Washington, DC. I have already interviewed and expect at least one offer. My questions is: what is a typical offer for someone wit ...

    3 comments12 Nov 2010 -

  43. Fellow Consultants, Wondering if anyone here has gone through an MBA, which was sponsored by their company? I would like to know how much support the firms offer; both in terms of financial assistance, University Options, and admission success. Would also ...

    2 comments29 Apr 2019 -

  44. Hey everyone, I have been given the possibility to take an interview for CBRE as an investment analyst. I am currently working in the BIG4 valuations team in a Nordic country and I am not sure whether this would be a suitable transition and therefore ask ...

    2 comments21 Feb 2018 -

  45. To switch or to wait

    Management Consulting

    Hi guys, I'm considering career switch into consulting. Currently I'm an associate auditor in BIG 4 Financial Services team in Europe but I'm bored with this job. I graduated from target finance programme and finished additional postgraduat ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  46. Hey guys I have an offer from a Boutique consulting firm called West Monroe Partners in Chicago, work primarily in operational due dilegence for PE, and at the Big4 doing Valuations? Which one should I go with, I feel like the Big4 offer sets me up better ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  47. All, Does anyone know the difference between EY Audit NY (Financial Services Office) and Deloitte audit (general) NY? I know for EY the clients all comprise of financial institutions. Is this good or would a broader client expsoure (Deloitte) be better? A ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  48. New user looking for career advice

    New User Introductions

    Hello All, I'm currently an external auditor at one of the big 4. I just started about 3 months ago, and I don't like the work in accounting much. I want to transfer into finance related or consulting field after one or two years in the assuranc ...

    2 comments5 Oct 2014 -

  49. BIG4 to management

    Job Search Advice

    I have 10 years of assurance and advisory experience. I have extensive regional experience in the MENA region and currently I am keen to join the INSEAD MBA next September. However, if I was admitted, do you believe I can make a move into Management Consu ...

    2 comments24 Jan 2012 -

  50. i have my cpa and have finished 1 year in big 4 audit. i plan on staying for one more year before i leave for a job that is more finance related where i plan to stay for an additional 2-3 years before starting (hopefully) a top 10 MBA. the question im won ...

    2 comments24 Sep 2011 -

  51. Hello everyone, So I am a MSc student with two internships in S&O and Internal Audit respectively. I have assessment days coming up with a big 4 for a junior auditor position. 2 days, 1st networking, team building and team audit challenge, 2nd day int ...

    1 comment31 Oct 2019 -

  52. EY TAS Case Study

    Management Consulting

    For EY Transaction advisory services once you move onto the 2nd round there is a case study where you are supposed to provide a ~3 page report. Does anyone have any sort of experience with these types of questions or know what they are looking for. Would ...

    1 comment20 Oct 2019 -

  53. I recently got an interview opportunity from Deloitte M&A data analytic position. I am somehow very proficient at new technology tools (alteryx, tableau, power BI, UIpath). I am looking for opportunites to work in deals. I did rotation in FDD and valu ...

    1 comment14 May 2019 -

  54. I've been looking at various Linkedin profiles of employees at RBC Capital Markets and it seems like RBC likes to hire a lot of accountants from Big 4 or midsize (Grant Thorton, McGladrey, etc) firms into their IBD division. Did anyone else notice th ...

    6 May 2020 -

  55. Hi, It has been my first time to ask question on the forum, please spare me if the question is not clear enough. Currently, I am considering opportunities both from PwC consulting (financial service) and an European conglomerate's investment banking ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  56. I know that several people have made the Big4-> IB transition before, but as my case is relatively special and given the current crisis I would like to hear what you think about my chances. Since graduating I've been working for a big4 while durin ...

    9 Jul 2009 -