By Russell Benavides
Within the titanic four Playbook, Russell Benavides courses the reader via 10 easy-to-follow steps on easy methods to develop into an accountant at Deloitte, Ernst & younger, KPMG, and PwC (the huge 4). alongside the way in which, Russell deals worthy information he realized from his own tremendous four event.
Future accountants will achieve priceless insights on easy methods to create a profitable portfolio that is helping them stick out from the pack. The publication bargains one of a kind suggestion approximately:
• College accounting courses.
• What it’s prefer to paintings in audit and tax.
• Big four social occasions.
• Interview query and solutions.
• The Internship.
• And extra.
Also integrated is an actionable record that the reader can use to online game plan his/her method for the impending interview season. The list breaks down the $64000 components the aspiring great four recruit needs to find out about themselves earlier than they start the recruiting method.
As an advantage for readers, Russell has additionally integrated question-and-answer interviews he carried out with present significant four companions and senior managers. every one solutions 5 questions that supply much more recommendation on what it takes to paintings on the mammoth four.
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The Big 4 Playbook: The Insider's Guide to Earning a Job at a Big 4 Accounting Firm by Russell Benavides