Busy Season”: that scary word that every single accounting student hears about when they talk to professors, colleagues and recruiters about public accounting. Just how busy” is audit busy season in public accounting? How should you brace yourself for your first busy season as an intern or full-time hire? The answer depends on many variables such as firm size, client location and staffing demands. In the context of this write-up, I will talk about what you can anticipate out of a common busy season with a large four accounting firm (PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, KPMG).
Job provide letter did not make clear which number represented my base salary and which quantity represented my differential salary (I was getting a differential for becoming on contact 24/7 on particular weeks). By the time the confusion was clarified by HR, I had been underpaid by ~$10,000. They paid me back pay as one particular lump sum, and DH owns his own business-hence our taxes had been paid quarterly. I owed the tax man $6,000 added that month. Then I was scolded by the director for failing to do Accounting’s job for them.
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