Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I am applying for an insight day at PwC, however I do not really know what they do. I know all the services and all that but just in general what is their main, lets say, title. Am I right to assume that there a financial firm?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I dont know much about them but one of my close friends is training to be an accountant with them, so yeh a financial firm I'd say. Look at their website.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by cheeseandbiscuits)
    I am applying for an insight day at PwC, however I do not really know what they do. I know all the services and all that but just in general what is their main, lets say, title. Am I right to assume that there a financial firm?
    How can you know what services they offer and not know what kind of company they are?

    They're a big four accounting firm mainly offering audit but also offer things like corporate tax compliance, M&A, corporate finance, etc.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kemik)
    They're a big four accounting firm mainly offering audit but also offer things like corporate tax compliance, M&A, corporate finance, etc.
    :ditto: Though, as with all of the Big 4, their official line will be that they are a "professional services" firm
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Illusionary)
    :ditto: Though, as with all of the Big 4, their official line will be that they are a "professional services" firm
    Agreed.

    Best to use this as it encompasses the full spectrum of services offered, eg. non-accountancy lines.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    would it be alright for me to refer to them as a financial firm then?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by cheeseandbiscuits)
    would it be alright for me to refer to them as a financial firm then?
    Accounting Professional Services firm sounds better. Or just professional services.

    Financial firm is a bit... meh.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    kk thanks
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by cheeseandbiscuits)
    kk thanks
    reasoning against accounting professional services (don't like that to be honest) and financial services is that whilst the large majority of their work is financial they have a couple of non financial lines, and it wouldn't impress them too much if you didn't acknowledge that .
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    They are accountants dude. Like the best known accountants in the country...
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Keith_Dave)
    They are accountants dude. Like the best known accountants in the country...
    My flame war early warning detector went off when I walked past this thread. I had to come in and take a look.

    A few people here won't be happy that you called them the best known. There's another three which are arguably just as good.

    Edit: I forgot the known.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kemik)
    A few people here won't be happy that you called them the best. There's another three which are arguably just as good.
    Well I am sure that saying they are the best known is reasonable.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Masucha)
    Well I am sure that saying they are the best known is reasonable.
    Price Waterhouse Coopers? You mean the pub chain?! Mods, this thread is in the wrong forum!
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: November 17, 2008
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brussels sprouts
    Useful resources

    Articles:

    Guide to finance and bankingGuide to accountancy

    Featured recruiter profiles:

    Deutsche Bank logo

    Deutsche Bank is recruiting

    "Thrive in an international banking environment"

    ICAEW logo

    ICAEW

    "Choose a career journey with limitless possibilities."

    Quick link:

    Unanswered finance and accountancy threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.