Assurance is a very mature service offering with very well structured methodologies and reoccurring annual audit business; it holds the top spot in terms of the most annual revenue generated for the firm.
I chose 2 weeks as it rounded out the number nicely. Because of the leveraged model and consistently growing demand, Big Four firms are constantly recruiting for these types of positions. With all that said, exposure to these personalities and challenges is extremely valuable.
Want to know why? Once the SOW is signed by the client and the resources obtained, the project can then officially commence. Take those experiences with you from client to client.
Assurance work is also a great opportunity for young graduates who are looking to get into the field of accounting, audit, etc.
It is not nearly as consistent as Assurance work, but it is one of the fastest growing offerings within the firm. As advisors to industry, we provide a valuable benefit, since large businesses are regularly confronted with a bevy of challenges that range from the commonplace, such as not having the internal subject matter experience needed in order to execute upon critical initiatives, to the less mundane, such as perhaps a regulatory mandate to leverage independent third-party consultation.
Once the business case is formally presented and a firm commits to the investment…Recruit, train, sell and bam! How you sell yourself is vital in this interaction. Advisors at professional services firms sell the space between their ears. The article is structured with bold headings and key takeaway bullet points for those only interested in a quick scan.
Education is a major qualifier that is used to qualify candidates right off the bat. It was out of those interactions that I stumbled upon a few leaders who appreciated my unique skill sets and took me under their wings.
The work is very well organized and methodically run with time-tested frameworks, checklists, etc. They look for the obvious traditional strengths in candidates such as good attitude, subject matter experience, education, etc.
I chose the latter by taking internal educational modules and classes I took so many that I met my three year target in several months and networking with as many people as I could. The professional services industry is a very dynamic one, which does not follow a flat or rigid organizational structure.
However, once a candidate is brought in for an interview, the entire focus shifts from academic to interpersonal qualifications. More precisely, it is the comparison of your charged hours against your available hours.I think Rich’s overview is very good.
For people looking at joining, I think one extra piece of advice that I gave my younger brother several years ago when he was first looking to join a “big 4″ firm (or “big 5″ as it was then).
I think Rich’s overview is very good.
For people looking at joining, I think one extra piece of advice that I gave my younger brother several years ago when he was first looking to.
I think Rich’s overview is very good. For people looking at joining, I think one extra piece of advice that I gave my younger brother several years ago when he was first looking to .Download