What is it like to work on the advisory side of a Big 4 firm? No service tax on sending receiving forex trading it a good career path?
Is there such a thing as work-life balance? I’m frequently asked by friends, family, clients, job candidates and random people I encounter on my travels what it’s like to work on the advisory side of a Big 4 firm. Typically, if there’s time to discuss and there’s mutual interest in the exchange, I’m immediately bombarded with a slew of follow-up questions like: What do you do exactly? How does one get into that line of work?
The reason I’m so consistently willing to discuss my perspective with so many people, especially young professionals, is that I was once in their position and had many of the same questions. When I received answers to my inquiries from people in the profession, many of whom continue to this day to be my friends, I was intrigued. To be clear, this article has not been written under the guise of any Big Four recruiters. Its goal is not to solicit top talent or self-promote services offered or whatever other angles you might have running through your head right now.
I respect all of the Big Four firms, especially mine, a great deal but feel that the only way to offer up a truly unbiased perspective on the lifestyle is to provide genuinely candid insight. The article is structured with bold headings and key takeaway bullet points for those only interested in a quick scan. Feel free to bounce around if you already have a solid understanding of certain sections. What we sell is the space between these two ears. This bit of Yoda-like wisdom was followed by a slowly pointed finger to my forehead.