The University of Notre Dame is conducting a large-scale study to explore accounting graduates’ first full-time employment positions and starting salaries following a degree in accounting. It doesn’t matter how long ago you graduated. All are welcome. Will you help?
Is this really the way to run a professional services firm?
Available now on the Kindle: re: The Auditors on Careers: A Compilation On Recruiting, Salaries, and the Competitive Employment Landscape
Executive search is a lot like the real estate business. Headhunters, with very few exceptions, like realtors, are getting paid by the seller or the company that is selling the job that you, as a candidate, are buying. The best ones manage this ethical dilemma well, especially when the compensation package, like the purchase price of […]
This was originally posted September 6, 2007. Not much has changed since then. Not much varies for the Big Four member firms all over the world. Regulators, please note: This is the level of responsibility- the level of expectations – for non-management staff. Quite significant. I ran across this recruiting ad for PwC Belgium while […]
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Columns for the week ending November 12, 2010:
As promised, I wanted to give you a flavor for some of the side emails and comments I have been getting in response to my post last week on Big 4 starting salaries. I am reprinting a few here, with minimal commentary and with the names and places changed to protect the weary, frustrated and […]
I continue to receive great input based on my request to interview recent Big 4 interviewees. We’ve talked about the starting salary issue and rather than beat that one to death, I’ll put it aside for now while I gather more info from all sides. In the meantime, let’s focus on the recruiting aspect of […]
You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you get at least what others with temporarily more power have decided that you need. Apologies to Mick Krupo up in the Great White North has some thoughts on my post about Big 4 starting salaries. He also repeats the oft heard whine that higher tuition […]