Hi everyone, I'm gonna graduate soon in a few months with an acounting degree. So I've already started my job search and am thinking of a few options. Do you guys think that entering auditing is a good start for me to gain a strong foundation?
And is going to any of the big 4 similar in terms of environment and culture? Or should I just accept the first big 4 that offers me a job? Thanks!
And btw, I'm not considering smaller firms in my search. I know people say I can learn more stuff but I'm looking at a faster option.
Hey thanks alot for your view. What I meant by going to the Big 4 is that their interview periods are different and if accepted, the offer only lasts for a week or so. So its a case of deciding without even having a comparison. My lecturer told me to take the first that comes too...I'll see how it goes.
Anyway, I'm planning to do my icaew's....look tough but its more of a business degree. Something I'm really interested in rather than purely accounting.
Yay for accounting!! I graduated with a mangement degree but I have an accounting minor. It all depends on what you want to do. I've worked for two private companies doing general accounting (not cost) and I've LOVED them both. I picked this route, because I couldn't picture myself doing the same thing (auditing) every single day. This is also why I didn't do the CPA route. What state do you live in? Did you consider your CPA?
Yeah, I'd love to do more consulting work rather than purely auditing too. But it seems that its kind of a pre-requisite where i'm from. Gain experience they all say..haha.
Ok, I'm in KPMG...in the financial advisory division. But I'll be attached to the audit dept for a period of time so it'll give me lots of experience i hope. Wish me luck..
computeraki : Yeah, money is not my main focus, I'm more concerned on the learning opportunities, environment, and of course an enjoyable job(or at least one with various things to experience.)