I attempted to list below the most frequently asked questions related to accounting jobs as well as career advancement and alternatives. If you have a question that you cannot find an answer to, please drop a note below and I’ll do my best to respond as soon as I can.
- What does it like being an accountant working in a CPA firm vs in a corporate?
- How do I choose between Big 4 accounting vs smaller CPA firms?
Crafting Your Resume
- Should I write an “objective” for accounting resume?
- Create Your Own Accounting Cover Letter In 10 Minutes With This Template
- Download This Accounting Resume Template If You Are Still In College
Acing Your Interviews
- How do I dress for the interview? Male and Female wardrobes
- Specific brand recommendations for ladies for interviews
Upgrading Your Career
- 5 ideas on how you can upgrade your accounting career
- Should I go for CPA?
- CPA vs accountant is it the same thing?
- Global accounting and finance certifications at a glance
Breaking into Big 4
Making the Decision
- Is Big 4 experience really worth it?
- What exactly is the work nature in Big 4?
- Comparison of Big 4 vs smaller accounting firms
- Big 4 hiring process at a glance
- What is the hiring season?
- Do Big 4 only hire good-looking people?
- How to impress a Big 4 senior manager over lunch
- I’ve accepted the offer. What’s next?
- Would my offer get revoked after background check?
How to Survive and Excel in Your First Year
- Your first day, first month and first client at Big 4
- How should I dress on my first day of work?
- Big 4 salary by major city
- Big 4 bonus for passing the CPA Exam: What exactly are the perks?
- How to get rated a 1 (top performer) in your next review
How to Excel in Second Year and Beyond
Exit Opportunities and Strategies
- I’ve enough. When is the best time to leave Big 4?
General Accounting Firms and Departments
- How to get into accounting beyond campus recruiting?
- My accounting salary negotiation tips
- Should I discuss salary level for internship positions?
Tips for New Accountants
- What level of excel skills is required for first-year associates?
- I am working under an awful audit senior. Is there any way out?
- Do I get enough billable hours?