which firm to go with?


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GoCats

I am in my final year and have been offered a position with:

1. KPMG - Info Risk Mgmt
2. Grant Thornton - Business Advisory
3. Horwath - Audit/Risk Mgmt

I have heard so much conflicting advice in the past few weeks - some say go
with KPMG for their superior training. Even though I will get treated like
dirt and work long hours, I will be more "marketable" in the long run. Some
say go GT because Business Advisory is broad and will provide exposure to
many different areas of accounting, thus giving me the best foundation for
my career, also not being a big 4 means more attention from
managers/partners. Lastly people say go with the firm that you "feel" most
comfortable at - Horwath wins in this area.

So, I guess by posting here, I'm asking for more conflicting advice... your
opinions are much appreciated!
 
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Bill Lentz

I am in my final year and have been offered a position with:

1. KPMG - Info Risk Mgmt
2. Grant Thornton - Business Advisory
3. Horwath - Audit/Risk Mgmt

I have heard so much conflicting advice in the past few weeks - some say go
with KPMG for their superior training. Even though I will get treated like
dirt and work long hours, I will be more "marketable" in the long run. Some
say go GT because Business Advisory is broad and will provide exposure to
many different areas of accounting, thus giving me the best foundation for
my career, also not being a big 4 means more attention from
managers/partners. Lastly people say go with the firm that you "feel" most
comfortable at - Horwath wins in this area.

So, I guess by posting here, I'm asking for more conflicting advice... your
opinions are much appreciated!
I'll take door number 3, Monty.

Seriously, go where you think you'll best like (A) the people you'll
be working with, and (B) the firm that seems to have clients that are
interesting to you.
 
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Preston

I am in my final year and have been offered a position with:

1. KPMG - Info Risk Mgmt
2. Grant Thornton - Business Advisory
3. Horwath - Audit/Risk Mgmt

I have heard so much conflicting advice in the past few weeks - some say go
with KPMG for their superior training. Even though I will get treated like
dirt and work long hours, I will be more "marketable" in the long run. Some
say go GT because Business Advisory is broad and will provide exposure to
many different areas of accounting, thus giving me the best foundation for
my career, also not being a big 4 means more attention from
managers/partners. Lastly people say go with the firm that you "feel" most
comfortable at - Horwath wins in this area.

So, I guess by posting here, I'm asking for more conflicting advice... your
opinions are much appreciated!

If I were you, I would start off with KPMG. You sound like you are
young and have a long career ahead of you. Having a big 4 on your
resume will command a lot of respect down the road. Go to KPMG and
stick it out for 3 to 5 years.

Don't take the easy route yet!
 

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