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Big 4 Accounting Firms Podcast: Accounting Career Tips and Accounting News

We discuss the latest accounting news and accounting career tips on how to succeed at the big 4 accounting firms. Learn the rankings of the largest public accounting firms in the world, big 4 interview tips, big 4 salary details, big four news and career tips. We also discuss other topics like what it takes to pass the CPA exam and how to be a successful accountant. We cover the latest news regarding Pricewaterhousecoopers, Ernst and Young, Deloitte and KPMG.
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Oct 11, 2017

Today we cover our book recommendation for how to learn better. To get your copy of this book visit our recommended books page. 

https://big4accountingfirms.com/recommended-books/

Learn better can help any big 4 professional especially if they are studying for the CPA exam. It can help anyone studying for the CPA exam by teaching them how to learn difficult material in better ways using unique techniques. It can help them pass on the first attempt.

It can also help any big 4 candidate become technical in whatever field they want. 

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Oct 10, 2017

Should you work for the big 4 accounting firms? There are advantages and disadvantages to working for the big 4. Learn what they are in this podcast. 

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Oct 9, 2017

PwC just reported their 2017 revenue numbers. Prior to PwC reporting their revenues, EY and Deloitte also reported their revenues. Where do they all stack up against each other in terms of revenue and number of employees as of October 2017. 

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Oct 6, 2017

PwC earned $37.7 billion in revenue in 2017. They also had over 236,000 employees at the end of their 2017 fiscal year. We predicted the exact amount of revenue in a prior podcast (see link below). 

This makes PwC the second largest accounting firm in the world behind Deloitte as Deloitte earned $38.8 billion in revenue in 2017.

To check out the details behind PwC's 2017 revenue number visit our site

https://big4accountingfirms.com/the-blog/pwc-revenue-2017/

To check out our podcast where we predicted PwC's 2017 revenue number visit this link

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To check out our coverage of PwC's acquisition of Ge's tax department visit this page:

https://big4accountingfirms.com/the-blog/pwc-acquires-ges-tax-department/

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Oct 5, 2017

KPMG's trouble in South Africa have gotten worse if you can believe that. They are losing more clients and incurring more investigations. 

First the independent regulatory board for auditors has started an investigation into KPMG. 

The audit by the IRBA in south Africa isn’t he only investigation she is dealing. She also has to deal with an investigation by KPMG international and an investigation from the south African institute of charted accountants.

In addition to multiple investigations KPMG South Africa’s new CEO will also have to deal with the loss of more clients. KPMG has lost additional clients in south Africa over the past week.

Munich Re dropped KPMG in Africa as their auditor. This was just announced on October 2, 2017. Munich RE is one of the largest reinsurance companies in the world. This comes after many other firms in south Africa have already fired KPMG as their auditors. The reserve bank in Africa has cautioned companies from firing KPMG as they are one of only 4 large audit firms remaining in the world.

Additionally, the south African parliament said that they are cutting ties with KPMG as well. KPMG audited the governments medical plans. This isn’t the only thing they might lose from the parliament. Parliament said they are reviewing other work performed by KPMG as well.

Listen to our past podcast about KPMG South Africa's troubles. 

https://big4accountingfirms.com/the-blog/kpmg-south-africa-scandal/

You can also listen to our podcast where we discuss what it would like if the big 4 firms went out of business:

http://big4accountingfirms.libsyn.com/what-would-the-world-be-like-without-the-big-4

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Oct 4, 2017

In today's episode we cover some news about Deloitte.

First we provide an update on the hack of Deloitte's email systems that occurred in September of 2017. We discuss how Deloitte employees copy and pasted private information on public websites for hackers to see. 

Second we discuss a new blockchain solution that Deloitte has created along with a business partner DNV GL. Deloitte utilized their European blockchain lab to come up with a solution that utilizes blockchain to record inspections of seagoing vessels. 

To check out our recommended book for blockchain, make sure to visit

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Past podcast on blockchain

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Our website for blockchain in tax & accounting:

https://big4accountingfirms.com/the-blog/how-blockchain-will-transform-the-tax-and-accounting-industry/

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Oct 3, 2017

As you most likely have heard, an accountant named Stephen Paddock went crazy on the Las Vegas strip on October 1, 2017. It is the largest mass shooting in US history.

He was a retired accountant. 

He killed over 50 people in the massacre. We discuss how mental health might have played an issue and how to improve your mental health if you work in accounting. It's important to take care of yourself and others to try and prevent tragedies like this from happening in the future. 

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Oct 2, 2017

Auditorproud day was an initiative started by the Center for Audit Quality in 2015. The initiative was to show how interesting and amazing a career in the audit field was. 

Which firm (PwC, Deloitte, KPMG or EY) did the best on AuditorProud day 2017? Auditorproud day occurred on September 28, 2017.

In order to analyze which firm did the best, we analyze 4 platforms on social media for all the big 4 accounting firms. 

To check out our video for auditorproud day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrpErEo2laU

To check PwC's video from last year check out this link

https://youtu.be/WnhL-j7EycE

To check out our full coverage of auditor proud day visit our website. 

https://big4accountingfirms.com/the-blog/won-auditorproud-day-2017/

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Sep 28, 2017

Today is September 28, 2017 #auditorproud day. What is the best way to participate. Learn more in today's episode. 

Here is the link to our #auditorproud video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrpErEo2laU

Here are some of the firms social media.

https://twitter.com/EY_CareersUS

https://twitter.com/PwC_US_Careers

https://www.instagram.com/pwc_llp/

https://www.instagram.com/kpmg/

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Sep 27, 2017

In this episode we cover some of the biggest accounting scandals of the past year. 

This includes scandals like the PwC Oscars mistake, KPMG South Africa Scandal and Deloitte Cyber Attack. 

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Sep 26, 2017

Deloitte's email servers were hacked in 2016 and 2017. The information is only being released now because of an investigation by the Guardian. It appears that Deloitte's email servers were breached by the cyber attack. Listen to today's episode to learn more. 

To find out more visit our website

https://big4accountingfirms.com/the-blog/deloitte-cyber-attack/

To figure out who Deloitte's largest clients are visit our Deloitte's clients page. 

https://big4accountingfirms.com/deloitte-audit-clients/

To listen to our podcast where we discuss the demise of the big 4 visit the link below. 

http://big4accountingfirms.libsyn.com/what-would-the-world-be-like-without-the-big-4

To listen to our podcast about the scandal facing KPMG south africa visit the link below. 

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Sep 25, 2017

Today we are going to be discussing some recommended reading for all big 4 accountants. Whether you work at the big 4 or want to work at the big 4, all of these books are great books that can help you in your career. 

To find a full listing of the books, make sure to visit our website at 

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Sep 22, 2017

In this episode we cover several news topics for the big 4 accounting firms - PwC & EY. EY has recently invested in their tax line of service. They have released a new application called Tax Agenda. 

They've also just hired Michael McDonald from the Treasury Department to help build their tax practice. He has extensive experience in Transfer Pricing and BEPS. 

Lastly we cover PwC establishing a new legal practice in Washington DC. The firm will be called ILC legal and will help US clients with international legal issues. It will not offer US legal advice. 

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Sep 21, 2017

What would the world look like without the big 4 accounting firms - PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, and EY. KPMG recently had a huge scandal in South Africa that is threatening their existence. They are losing clients and are looking at losing their ability to perform any work at all in South Africa. What if more countries treated the big 4 the way that South Africa is treating KPMG?

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Sep 20, 2017

KPMG has been impacted by a terrible scandal in South Africa. The scandal involves a wealthy family that has been accused of influencing the South African President in order to obtain government contracts. The wealthy family is known as the Gupta family and the President is President Jacob Zuma.

Learn more about the issue in this podcast.

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Sep 19, 2017

All eyes were on EY after what happened at the 2017 Oscars. As you may or may not remember Pricewaterhousecoopers botched the 2017 Oscars. The two partners Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan got the envelope for best picture mixed up. They awarded the Oscar to La La Land when it should have gone to moonlight. They ended up correcting the matter but not before PwC’s reputation was permanently damaged. There was also some worry as to whether PwC would lose the engagement, but PwC leadership got involved and they were able to retain the engagements.

 So entering the 2017 Emmy’s there was so much spotlight on the EY accountants, but it appears like the night went off without a hitch. There was a lot of joking around and reference to EY though. That isn’t a bad thing. Having focus on you for the entirety of the show was free advertising for Ernst and Young. They can thank PwC for that.

Learn more on our blog post about the Emmy's night. 

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Sep 18, 2017

On today's podcast we cover what we expect PwC and KPMG to release in terms of their 2017 revenue and 2017 number of employees. We estimate these numbers based on the recent revenue releases from EY and Deloitte. 

Show note links - Click the links below to learn more about the EY and Deloitte 2017 Revenue releases. 

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Sep 15, 2017

Deloitte released their 2017 revenue on September 14, 2017. They earned $38.8 billion in revenues. Learn what's behind the revenue numbers in our latest podcast. 

See how this compares to EY by listening to our EY podcast at:

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 To learn more about Deloitte's paid leave program. Visit our site at:

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Sep 14, 2017

Today we go over what type of interview a big 4 interview is. A big 4 interview is typically a behavioral interview. How can you prepare for a behavioral interview? Learn more in this episode. 

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Sep 13, 2017

In this episode we discuss Deloitte and EY's further investments in blockchain.

Deloitte opened a brand new blockchain lab for the Asia Pacific region. Deloitte's Asia Pacific blockchain lab will be centered in Hong Kong. It will be hosted in a WeWork location to foster relationships with blockchain startups in the region. 

EY has developed a car ownership solution called Tesseract. Tesseract will allow companies and groups of individuals to share car ownership and track that ownership on the blockchain. 

To learn more about blockchain visit our website and old podcasts. Links are below. 

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Sep 12, 2017

Today we will be discussing what it is like to be a tax lawyer and what the position entails. What is the career path of a tax lawyer? Make sure to visit our website to get more details. 

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Sep 11, 2017

In today's episode we go over what the purpose of a big 4 interview is. Don't make the mistake of going through a big 4 interview without being thoughtful as to what you are supposed to accomplish. 

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Sep 8, 2017

Make sure to visit https://big4accountingfirms.com for more details around big 4 interviews.

In today's episode we will be covering some unique big 4 interview tips to help you get the big 4 job you deserve. 

Sep 7, 2017

EY released their 2017 financials on September 5, 2017. Learn how much revenue Ernst and Young was able to earn in their 2017 fiscal year. 

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Sep 6, 2017

In today's podcast we will be discussing why data and analytics matter so much in the big 4 accounting firms right now. 

More specifically we will be covering PwC's tax data and analytics solutions. 

PwC believes there are 5 levels of data and analytics solutions for tax departments. The link to the detail behind these solutions is below.

https://www.pwc.com/us/en/tax-services/tax-function-future/assets/pwc-taxfunctionofthefuture-analytics.pdf

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