Busy Season-Big 4 Accounting Firms

How To Survive Big 4 Busy Season

Busy Season…..The mention of the words raises the blood pressure level of every Big 4 accountant. The long hours, tight deadlines, and constant pressure can be grueling for even the most veteran accountant. It starts around mid-January and lasts through March for auditors. For tax accountants, it lasts all the way until April 15th. It…

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5 Tips for Passing the CPA Exam

If you want make it as an accountant at a Big 4 accounting firm, you have to pass the CPA exam. This is not optional. Nowadays, you can’t make manager without being a CPA and further, you can’t even be officially called a senior until you have passed the exam. Most importantly, if you don’t…

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Big 4 Accounting Firms: Pros and Cons

If you are an accounting major, you probably talk a lot with your friends about working at a Big 4 accounting firm. How it’s your dream to land a job at KPMG, PwC, EY, or Deloitte. But often you may wonder if this is really the path for you. Would you be better off working…

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My Big 4 Office Visit-Skyscraper

My Big 4 Office Visit

My first Big 4 office visit was the coolest experience I had as a Big 4 recruit. The firms really roll out the red carpet for recruits and my visit was no exception. Let me walk you through the great time I had. I was going to school in Nashville, but my visit was actually…

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The Big 4 Playbook Logo

Introduction – The Big 4 Playbook

I sat in the car, staring in disbelief. I could not believe what I was holding in my hands. For 5 years, I dreamed of this piece of paper and now here it was sitting in my lap, the golden ticket for an accountant, a written full-time offer from a Big Four Accounting Firm. The…

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