Redpill me on the big 4 Veeky Forums
Redpill me on the big 4 Veeky Forums
bump for interest
considering majoring in accounting
Well they are big...and theres four of em.
Does anyone know BDO?
They pay well, but work you so hard you burn out.
Turn around time is usually 2 years for cubicle workers.
At end of financial year 20 hour days for new staff is not unheard of.
Also compartmentalised work structure.
Best places to get prestige on your CV and then get out.
People who believe they're going to get a job and become directors there are a meme.
be a fun, yet appropriate person with a previous internship and you're in
tfw no offer from EY in one of their sparse finance jobs
took a class in transfer pricing, really want to try it out
applied as an intern to all Big 4
only PWC replied, got an interview
went really well
got denied the second interview
Now I'm a senior. All I have is 6 years of working at the grocery store under my belt.
Big 4 cuck here. The pay is actually less than government job or IB. The training and skills development is exceptional tho.
KPMG are good. They do my taxes. They offer all sorts of accounting services.
Deloitte has a building on the same street - it's a bit taller so I assume they offer more accounting services than KPMG.
How do I get into m&a on them?
We need to ban "Red pill me on" threads.
what is an accountant doing that cant be done by a database?
Technically, a database can't do anything.
Advise and plan. Although in time, you could develop decent algorithms to deal with this.
How is advisory/consulting for tax llm holders? Pay? Hours? Is doing just tax work better?
BDO is not a big 4
what do you do there? can u tell us a through-out-the-day ? like do come to your office, jack off, eat some food, make hella bank, play some vids, then go home? or is it like back breaking work ?
You were supposed to reply "People who know do" you fucker
The better question is what influence or opportunity can a database bring to a business? How long until its compilers are bested by competition?
How long will it be valid?
What if there's a mistake which is repeated thousands of times with thousands of clients?
People are still what make business works.
I'm in advisory, so probably can't say much about other service lines. The work mostly comes from engagements (internal/external audit/review as agreed with the clients). The work load can vary from super busy to chill af. The clients are charged on an hourly basis and the rates vary from graduates to partners. I personally enjoy the work but in terms of salary, it's actually less competitive than other major firms especially IB.
FWIW here's the rates for KPMG if you were to engage them for tax advisory
Partner hours - $1,290p/h
Senior manager hours - $985p/h
Manager hours - $770p/h
Senior consultant hours - $565p/h
Consultant hours - $230p/h
They discount the above rates by 20% if you are an individual client (i.e. not corporate)
I was a vacationer at EY. Can anyone tell me what my chances of getting hired are?
Where are you based in user?
I imagine the rates are relatively similar across all 4.
Pretty high I say because sometimes they are more inclined to hire someone with previous exposure. Unless you fucked up badly during the tenure, chances are you will be contacted for grads.
Australia so rates are in AUD
Australia here also.
The rates you posted are what they charge the client, not what they're actually paid right?
I've calculated grad consultant is about $28 an hour AUD?
Those are charge out rates.
Grad auditors are on a bit more than $28 an hour. But it changes from office to office. I know that Wollongong grads are on a little less than us Sydney grads
Audit for kpmg here.
Basically in busy periods I'll spend my days out at a client office. Doing things like discussion with management to understand this or that or your more standard accounting stuff like mapping a trial balance and running analysis.
One thing I will say. If the idea of having a desk. A place to keep your stuff and put up pictures and shit. Tax is for you not audit. And kpmg is not for you cause we did away with set desks this year
You work longer hours in IB though.
Yeah I'm a client, not an employee. They do my taxes because I'm a dual citizen, fucking confusing etc.
Worth the $5k per year
You wouldn't happen to be the guy who's trying to arrange that tax agreement between Australia and a Slavic country that I can't remember right now. Might be Croatia but I'm not sure.?
How many hours does it take for an individual to figure out the taxes of small business, like a one man Private Wealth Management office that has $10mil AUM?
I'd love to do do advisory at pwc, but I don't think my resume is stacked enough. No relevant work experience and my gpa of 4.5 out of 5 (between A (5) and B (4)).
Maybe I could sneak my way in? Identify as female and get hired to fill a quota
I work at Deloitte because of biz actually. I got very interested in cryptos because of memes, then into blockchain. Then got a good idea and went to a hackathon to try it out.
I didnt win the hackathon but deloitte was a sponsor and loved my stuff. I now work in their blockchain department with IBM.
currently a PwC employee and I love it here. I would highly recommend PwC over any of the other big4 firms. There is a reason why we are on top this year and probably have arguably the best paid staff overall.
draaaaank the koolaid and it tastes glorious!
So how does one get a job at the big four if your resume is actual poop?
thats literally the one thing that needs to be top notch in order to get you looked at initially.
biz should have a resume review/tip general that runs 24/7
i.e. "fix x and y before graduation and you should be fine"
Experience, and having another firm that has lots of clients
PwC's Cyber practice is garbage though desu
No, I'm a KPMG client, not employee
If you contact them they'll review your circumstances and offer a letter of engagement whereby you'll agree to their estimated quote
Sequence made me lol
If you want to remove personal data and post yours I could take a gander
Yeah. We have a client who's basically getting us to petition the government to form a tax agreement with some country to help him get out of double tax.
I'm guessing it ain't you though now
Interned once, had to help make a powerpoint to draw in ivy league graduates. I vividly remember instering and retouching glossy family portraits of senior management to highlight the great work life balance while drinking my third grande americano at 9pm
Deloitte handles my family LLC's taxes and accounting, theyre not outstanding but they work accurately and correctly so that means theyre excellent
Upward mobility is absolute trash, most partners and directors come from different companies (largely other big 4 companies), too much loyalty is looked down upon like if youre not getting headhunted or getting offers constantly there must be something wrong with you, which in a way is true but eh
He shouldn't need to go that far - wouldn't he just claim tax credits from 1 country and use them to offset taxes owed to the other country?
That's at least the wizardry done to my AU/USA taxes and I'm pretty sure EVERY country has a section for "tax credits" from foreign taxes paid... *shrug*
Fucking sick dude. Legendary story, for real.
They are all white collar sweatshops where you work long hours for no overtime pay.
I work at PwC Legal, the experience you get at the firm is incredible. However, you honestly aren't expected to stay there for more than a few years. I've seen a lot of mobility between the big 4, that's more or less how you move upwards and get a decent wage increase.
It's fucking hard though, I hate law.
Easy lie on your resume. This shit isnt that hard /biz:
Find some bullshit university in china or make one
Give myself "awards" "scholarships" and "degree"
gain basic skills you would have learned in class instead online for free
put on resume and learn a little bit of Mandarin (say your classes where in English to cover your ass; don't apply to places where people speak Mandarin)
get a shit ton of Linked In connections and endorsements for like $12 online
put experience from some bankrupt company (very hard to get info on)
do your homework online (so you dont look like a total retard and at least sorta know how to do your job)
friend and I found a company
company does, for all intents and purposes, absolutely nothing
give ourselves "work histories" at this organization
started as a lackey, worked way up ladder, etc. etc.
"Client Support Specialist"
"Client Support Manager"
"Senior Project Coordinator"
he is my reference
I am his reference
CV lookin' fly as fuck
apply for management jobs
need 5-7+ years experience
no relevant education or training?
no problem; google exists
make up stuff for when they ask about challenging clients and experiences where I grew etc etc.
get hired, 130k to start
no idea what I am doing; google random stuff relevant to position
get praise for great management style, team cohesion, etc.
bosses give me raise
another year passes
they still have no idea; continuously get accolades and meet "incentives" and "goals" they expect
what a long, strange trip it's been
Fake it till you make it
I have heart from many mates that the selection process for strategy consulting and much more kinds of business jobs is even harder in PwC than in any other big four. Is that true?
Depends what you mean by "stay there for more than a few years."
Staff/Fresh out of college - expected to move to a more senior role within three years.
Senior/Experienced - expected to move to a manager-type role within three to five years.
After that, you cap out and are at the mercy of politics and slots.
IB is still more prestigious than big4. Anyway getting into IB is difficult if you don't live in the US.
Its an accounting meme.
t. working for these guys next year after I graduate.
Maybe if you work at who little and nobody
But as a big 4 senior. Never heard it before
Its their gay ass marketing slogan. Seriously makes me want to kill myself.
I want to jump ship to a B4 after making senior.
fuck thats awesome.. I'm that kind of reference person. I let my friends use me anyway they need to. Just let me know who I'm suppose to say.
no one knows the type of people they employ, they write down the candidates name in a hat and stuff it in their ass and pull one out and they get hired.
My uncle is a manager at Deloitte. It seems like a great place with a lot of potential for growth in the near future.