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I've got a question about the teams and who they audit. Does the size of the client you have audited make a large difference in future career prospects? And if so is is just a select group that gets to work with relatively large corporations? I mean, is it likely you'll end up with a team working on small accounts and never really advance into the higher levels of a career? Or well basically, how much of an impact does client size have on job prospects outside of the Big 4? 


I'd highly recommend that you get on public company engagements. This is absolutely critical in order to open many doors for you post-audit. There are many reasons why - this includes a working knowledge of 404, SEC rules and regulations, and working under deadlines. 

The size of the client doesn't matter as much as the industry type, so if you're primarily on software clients there will be plenty of doors open for you in the software world. At the same time, assuming you lack expertise on  manufacturing clients, it may not lead to opportunities in the  manufacturing world.

If you have high profile clients, like say AT&T, that definitely helps, but it absolutely dominates your audit life, and you barely have time to do any other clients. And you'll be a huge free agent in the telecom space, but probably not in certain other industries. One thing's for sure though, having such high profile clients will definitely move you up the ladder in the audit firms. This is because these clients are served by partners with significant influence, and so once they get to know and trust you, they will do everything they can to move you up the chain, and you  will be favored over others. This is a fact.


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Rafael Oliveira said…
Awesome work! That is quite appreciated. I hope you’ll get more success. Price Audits

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