A True Insider’s Perspective on Big 4 Accounting
Inside this informational book, we will do a deep dive in to the following topics:
Careers in Accounting
-Accounting doesn't restrict you to only being an auditor. There are more than 5 other career paths.
-The fact of the matter is accounting is an essential foundation for any financial career.
Busy Season Experiences
-What it feels like to work during busy season to help you anticipate your first busy season.
-We answer how many hours you can expect to work on average and when it is the most busy.
Big 4 Experiences
-We will provide answers to why the Big 4 experience is worth going through and so highly-valued.
-Real life challenges you may face & what you can expect to get through your first busy season.
Average age in Big 4 Accounting
-The question we get all the time is whether or not you are too old/young for Big 4.
-We will provide you with alternative options of breaking into Big 4 (not interviewing on-campus)
Choosing your Office/Location
-You should consider specific factors when you make your decision as to where you'd like to work
-Choosing the best fit office/location for yourself makes a difference especially as first year
Traveling for Work
-Explore the benefits of traveling within the United States, but also internationally
-Understand when and how to find opportunities to travel or limit your opportunities to travel
-Understand on an overall basis the structure of these live trainings
-Aside from formalized trainings firms offer a variety of other types of essential trainings
-Your role in all of this and what you need to do to stand out to your senior staff or manager
-What services are outsourced and what does that mean in terms of your learning opportunities
Cycle counts and Physical Inventory Observations
-What are these and what can you expect
-Real life experiences in performing cycle counts and insider perspective on the process
-Get an idea of what is standard lunch protocol. Are you surprised there is such a thing?
Vacation days and Paid Time-Off
-I took weeks off to visit to Ireland and Costa Rica and I still had vacation left!
-How much vacation do you get and what other opportunities are there to take time off?
Performance Reviews and Ratings
– How are you rated? What goes into determining your raise/bonus?
– Understand the process of the performance rating system and the overall review process
How much money will you make?
-This is the almighty question everyone including those who work at the firm always ask.
-You hold the key to this knowledge with this ebook.