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  2. 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 -

  3. Best non-banking career out of semi-target

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2011 - 2:50pm -

  4. 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 -

  5. Career advice coming from TS

    I have been working in transaction services for a Big 4 firm for a few years now (senior level). I have reached the point where I am starting to think about long term career aspirations. Recruiters have sent me lots of positions to ponder including invest ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 5 2015 - 10:59am -

  6. Put yourself in my shoes (BIG 4 TS)

    Hello Everybody, I am a few years into my stint with BIG 4 TS group in a large SE market. I am at the point in my career here where I feel as if I need to make a move. My question for the group is: What would you do if you were me? Try to break into some ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2015 - 3:42pm -

  7. Big 4 Audit vs 2nd-Tier TAS for My Goals

    Hi Everyone, I'm currently a second year in assurance and am looking to get out asap. I tried to give this job the old college try and stuck it out for 2 busy seasons, but I'm finding very quickly this job isn't a good fit for my interests ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 4 2016 - 7:09pm -

  8. Big 4 TS financial due diligence---> IBD, input please

    Long time reader here, rarely post. Have been working in financial due diligence- private equity group at a big 4 firm for 2 years now. starting to wonder if I want to continue or not. has anybody made the transition from a similar situation to banking/PE ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2012 - 2:41pm -

  9. 9-5 exit options

    Hi, I am going to be a senior in college and trying to find career options. I know a lot of people on this forum are super ambitious about their career and dont mind working 60-80 hour weeks throughout their entire career in order to make a ridiculous amo ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2014 - 12:46am -

  10. Big 4: Transaction Services vs Audit

    Hey guys, Have 3 job offers and am trying to figure out which is the best option to take in terms of career prospects. Definitely don't want to stay in Audit forever but am willing to stay for around 5-10 years depending on the market. Will have a ma ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 2 2010 - 11:31pm -

  11. Life after Big 4 Transacation Services?

    I am currently working at a Big 4 firm in the Transaction Services- Financial Due Diligence practice. What are the possible career transitions for someone who has gained significant deal experience? Is a transition to PE or I-Banking a realistic possibili ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 1 2010 - 11:43pm -

  12. Big 4 Transaction Service to Top Mgt Consulting

    All, I'm thinking about making a switch from a position in Big 4 transaction services group (due diligence for mainly PE clients) to a top management consulting firm. I come from a Patriot League school with a quant/ business degree, and a decent GPA ...

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

  13. Transaction Services ranking in London/UK

    Hi everyone What is the ranking for Transaction Services firms in London? I heard PwC is number one, but a recruiter claims KPMG is number one. Anyone who can put som light on this? transaction services ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2015 - 9:57am -

  14. Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence)- What did you exit into?

    For those of you that moved on from Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence)- I'm curious to find out what you went on to do? Answer Template Title: Industry: Pay: STET, bump or drop Hours: Better or Worse Culture: Hindsight: Was it the right m ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 14 2018 - 2:11pm -

  15. Big 4 transaction services hours for associate

    I was reading an article on TS in a Scandinavian country. The article says hours are 50-60 week. Would this as well as pay be similar in the U.S.? Anyone with specific knowledge on the jobs hours/work life balance would be greatly appreciated. big 4 trans ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 8 2014 - 9:20am -

  16. PwC TS vs Duff & Phelps Valuation

    I know the type of work (purchase price allocations, goodwill impairments, stock option valuations) are pretty much the same, but is there any general difference in brand name/compensation between these two groups? Trying to determine which one would be b ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2012 - 7:02pm -

  17. Big 4 – Transaction Services or Strategy?

    I have been working in the Consulting/Advisory arm at a Big 4 for almost 1 year. I have been mostly working on assisting banking and AM clients with regulatory compliance. The work I do does not align with my goal, which (at this point of my career) is do ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2014 - 5:47pm -

  18. Corporate Development and Transaction Services or Controllers?

    Hey guys, I have two job offers i'm trying to decide between by Saturday One is a transaction services position with a Big 4 that would be in a major US city. It pays more and has better benefits. I also think it would be good exposure to M&A tra ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2017 - 12:45pm -

  19. Exit Opps From Federal Transaction Services

    Hey everyone, got a quick question. I have a job offer from a well known consulting firm for a position that has a fancy name (Transaction Services/Corporate Development Analyst) but is essentially a pricing role that helps structure and shape deals/bids ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2016 - 3:26pm -

  20. Does Audit Get Better After Your First Year?

    Hello everyone! I interned in tax at a big 4 last summer and am doing a rotation into audit as a full time hire (started last month). I wanted to check out both audit and tax before making a decision. I enjoyed my time in tax and thought there was a lot o ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2015 - 12:20am -

  21. Big4 Auditor to moving to corporate development/finance/strategy role in industry

    I am currently at a Big 4 working in audit based in the UK. When in college I had an offer after an internship from a 2nd Tier IB in corporate finance. I enjoyed the work, disliked the highly unpredictable long hours and got good performance reviews. In t ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2012 - 1:30pm -

  22. Big 4 Transaction Services- Questions to ask

    Hi, I am currently working at a Deloitte in the audit department, but am looking to transfer over to the Transaction Services group. I am meeting with the recruiting senior manager and another manager informally for coffee or lunch to discuss the opportun ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 4 2012 - 5:38pm -

  23. Big 4 Corporate Finance/Transaction Services to BB Internship

    From what I was able to find on the forums, corporate finance within the Big 4 mainly acts as an advisor for deals while transaction services handles the due diligence. If anyone could elaborate on that or correct me if needed then that would be much appr ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2010 - 3:01am -

  24. Salary as Due Diligence Manager at BIG4 in New York?

    Hi, I am currently considering to go on a two year secondment in New York but I am a bit concerned about the cost of living in NY compared to Europe. Can anyone tell me what kind of salary to expect as an experienced Due Diligence Manager at BIG4 in New Y ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2015 - 4:27am -

  25. Global Transaction Services RBS?????

    I have a telephone interview coming up. What do you guys this of this division? FO /MO/ BO? transaction services ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2014 - 9:33am -

  26. Updated Big 4 with FDD experience (2 month rotation)

    This is my updated resume with FDD experience added. I just completed a rotation and am thinking about whether or not I should start interviewing (otherwise would have to go back to audit and if lucky get hired full time after busy season) I am wondering ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2012 - 9:35am -

  27. Transaction services or Risk

    Would anyone have a preference for which group in the same firm, and why? transaction services risk ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 11 2010 - 10:54pm -

  28. TS Financial Due Diligence vs Business Due Diligence

    I'm planning to interview with KPMG for one of these divisions. I just want to know which division would give me better exit opps in terms of going into equity research or IB at a BB, a top MBA, and possibly PE down the road. The job descriptions are ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2008 - 8:23pm -

  29. EY Transaction Advisory Services(TAS)- Transaction Support Group (Due Dilligence)

    Hey all, I have an interview coming up for a big four transaction services group (Transaction Support- Due Diligence). any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Big 4 TAS transaction services due dilligence TAS advisory big four advisory ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2017 - 10:00am -

  30. Salary for Transaction Services managers in London

    Hi everyone Is there anyone who knows what the base salary range is for Transaction Services managers in London among Big 4? I was contacted by a headhunter who said base salaries typically were between 65.000PS and 75.000PS per year. However, I am not su ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2015 - 2:26am -

  31. Big 4 TAS/CF to PE DD in UK

    Hi guys, Im from the UK. I here its possible to exit from Big 4 Transaction Services into a PE firm doing Due Diligence at a mid market firm, which sounds interesting to me. Is this considered a FO role? What are the hours and compensation like as you sta ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2015 - 5:59am -

  32. Info about PwC FDnA (Financial Decision and Analysis)?

    Hello Everyone, Could anyone tell me about the Financial Decision and Analysis Team in PwCTransaction Services? There is very little information about them online. I understand that there are into hardcore financial modelling, but it seems that they also ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 28 2015 - 7:24am -

  33. Big 4 Transaction Services- How much does the city matter?

    Hi everyone, I have a question regarding Big 4 transaction services that I haven't seen asked on this forum. I'm currently a first year senior in a Big 4 due diligence group in Philadelphia. Before joining TS, I was in the financial services aud ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2014 - 1:16am -

  34. Which Offer

    I need some help deciding between offers. I am a rising senior at a decent state school in the south. I am an accounting major but am looking to work in the Finance industry. I recently received an internship offer from the Transaction Services financial ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2012 - 4:06pm -

  35. How to get transaction services job in usa?

    Hi everybody! I'm planning to fulfill one of my dreams and travel to the USA to pursue a master degree and take my chance to land a job in transaction services there. Which Business School do you recommend? and which master in particular offers a goo ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2019 - 6:42pm -

  36. Deciding between Consulting and IB and other options

    Basically, I have to decide what kind of job I want to pursue post MBA in order to even apply for an MBA. How do I decide between Consulting, PE, IB without any internships beforehand? My background: I am a CFA charterholder, working in Transaction Servic ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Dec 26 2018 - 7:46pm -

  37. Transaction Services layoffs in the US??

    Hi everyone, I am a very experienced TS professional in Europe who is considering applying for a Big 4 TS job in the US. Either as a secondment with my current Big 4 employer or by applying to another Big 4 competitor. However, I am curious to know if the ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2016 - 5:13pm -

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    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2014 - 2:00am -