Essential Knowledge for a First Year Audit Staff/Intern at a Big 4 Accounting Firm Book

Aug 13, 2012 -

You can purchase the book via Amazon.

Essential Knowledge for a First Year Audit Staff/Intern at a Big 4 Accounting Firm

A True Insider’s Perspective on Big 4 Accounting

You have an idea of what working at a Big 4 is like for a day. What about what your first year is going to be like? Or for the rest of your career? You want the inside scoop? Kevin H spent countless hours developing the ultimate informational book that answers all your questions about public accounting.

Inside comprehensive informational book, we will do a deep dive in to the following topics:

Careers in Accounting
-Accounting doesn't restrict you to only being an auditor. There are more than 5 other career paths.
-The fact of the matter is accounting is an essential foundation for any financial career.

Busy Season Experiences
-What it feels like to work during busy season to help you anticipate your first busy season.
-We answer how many hours you can expect to work on average and when it is the most busy.

Big 4 Experiences
-We will provide answers to why the Big 4 experience is worth going through and so highly-valued.
-Real life challenges you may face & what you can expect to get through your first busy season.

Average age in Big 4 Accounting
-The question we get all the time is whether or not you are too old/young for Big 4.
-We will provide you with alternative options of breaking into Big 4 (not interviewing on-campus) 

Choosing your Office/Location
-You should consider specific factors when you make your decision as to where you'd like to work
-Choosing the best fit office/location for yourself makes a difference especially as first year

Traveling for Work
-Explore the benefits of traveling within the United States, but also internationally  
-Understand when and how to find opportunities to travel or limit your opportunities to travel

Formalized Training
-Understand on an overall basis the structure of these live trainings 
-Aside from formalized trainings firms offer a variety of other types of essential trainings

Outsourcing Services. 14
-Your role in all of this and what you need to do to stand out to your senior staff or manager
-What services are outsourced and what does that mean in terms of your learning opportunities

Cycle counts and Physical Inventory Observations
-What are these and what can you expect 
-Real life experiences in performing cycle counts and insider perspective on the process

-Get an idea of what is standard lunch protocol. Are you surprised there is such a thing?

Vacation days and Paid Time-Off
-I took weeks off to visit to Ireland and Costa Rica and I still had vacation left! 
-How much vacation do you get and what other opportunities are there to take time off?

Performance Reviews and Ratings 
- How are you rated? What goes into determining your raise/bonus?. 17
- Understand the process of the performance rating system and the overall review process

How much money will you make?  18
-This is the almighty question everyone including those who work at the firm always ask.
-You hold the key to this knowledge with this ebook.

In addition, for those who have purchased the eBook, any questions that weren't answered within the eBook, Kevin H will personally answer.

Here is the eBook preview, the Kindle version does not have headers and footers and may be styled differently based on Amazon's requirements.

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