Anyone here into Accounting (and have experience)?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by c073186, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    I am a senior studying Accounting and next week I have eight interviews with various firms for an internship next semester...

    I am going nuts I do not even know what I want. Do I want to try a Big 4? Or should I go with a smaller, regional firm? Do I want tax or audit?

    Does anyone in this community have experience in accounting or have advice to offer on this front?
     
  2. Nugget macrumors 65816

    Nugget

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    Houston Texas USA
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    Being "into" accounting just sounds funny to my ear.

    An Accountant is someone who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

    A Statistician is someone who is good with numbers but lacks the personality to be an accountant.

    :)
     
  3. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I'm a year behind you in my accounting journey, but I figured I would offer my advice. I would probably try for a Big 4 firm. An internship at a Big 4 firm is a great way into a full time job at that company once you graduate and Big 4 firms look pretty good on your resume. Plus, the Big 4 firms will all pay for your CPA prep course, the exam, and many will help foot the bill of an MBA or MS in Accounting. Right now, I say go for a Big 4 internship, you can reap the benefits of a job there and then move to a smaller, more personal firm after you've had some high quality experience and gotten your CPA for pretty much no cost to you.
     

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