I'm asking this as I'm considering aiming to be an Audit Associate at possibly a Big Four firm, however I'd like some people to hopefully enlighten me of some of the pros and cons of an audit job.
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Is a career in audit (or at the Big Four in general) boring? watch
- Thread Starter
- 02-05-2016 23:33
- 01-06-2016 20:49
Not audit but I work at a Big Four firm so these are very general:
- Deloitte/PwC/etc. on your CV which is useful when you decide to get out to industry for better work/life balance with better pay.
- Experience with FTSE100 clients--good for CV and experience
- Very stable career--you've got to **** up big time before you can get fired (assuming you pass your exams of course; you can get fired for failing those)
- You get to know the ins and outs of the operations of business and can become an/the expert in your field
- Potential to travel overseas to work
- You wear a suit everyday so you can pretend to be some big-shot businessman when walking on the streets. Just be vague (or precise if you're a try-hard) if asked what you do.
- You get paid ££££ compared to your friends, but...
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- ... you don't get paid as much as the other guys in tax/consulting etc considering the work you do (expect a lot of unpaid overtime). Even though it's still a decent salary it's a big deal psychologically.
- Long hours, both work and study (do not expect to have a life on weekends or evenings, especially if studying for exams)
- Office politics (learn to get your tongue brown)
- Honestly speaking, it's incredibly boring and unfulfilling work. In general, people stay in until they either get to Manager because of Pro #1, or to Partner because of the other 6 points.