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Cholo
LSU Fan
National City, CA
Member since Oct 2012
1076 posts

re: College student seeking advice


You're fricked. Join the military.





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reb13
Ole Miss Fan
Oxford, MS
Member since May 2010
9834 posts

re: College student seeking advice


Yeah 60hr weeks aren't bad as an intern but it definitely gets harder when you are a staff and no matter how much you work you get paid the same.


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I B Freeman
Member since Oct 2009
5311 posts

re: College student seeking advice


Look for a small firm---not tiny--that does small and medium sized business and small governmental entities. Or go to work in a medium sized company as an accountant.

As an employer I have had to hire a couple of accountants and not once did I see a Big 4 guy with broad enough experience to work for me. Some had no idea what a 941 was or could not answer broad tax questions. I think those big 4 guys get button holed into narrow work and miss a lot.






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reb13
Ole Miss Fan
Oxford, MS
Member since May 2010
9834 posts

re: College student seeking advice


quote:

As an employer I have had to hire a couple of accountants and not once did I see a Big 4 guy with broad enough experience to work for me. Some had no idea what a 941 was or could not answer broad tax questions. I think those big 4 guys get button holed into narrow work and miss a lot.


I think tax is a different ball game. But if you get on a good medium sized client in audit you are going to get a lot of different experiences. I think TOCs are the most valuable thing you can do in terms of getting actual experience that will help you.






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