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Are The Big Four Accounting Firms and Grant Thornton as Great as they Seem?

January 3, 2017 12:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There is a harmful perception which is pushed at accounting students in colleges across the country and Yeshiva University is no exception. Students, professors and others are all complicit in allowing the advancement of this terribly false narrative. For various reasons, those with a voice who are aware of this inaccurate perception decide not to speak up. I am no longer willing to be one of those people. It is time to say what many won’t: Working at the Big... Read more


When The Big Five Accounting Firms Became The Big Four

November 27, 2016 3:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Big Five accounting firms are Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, and of course Arthur Andersen. Each year, hopeful accounting students across Yeshiva University submit their applications and eagerly anticipate an offer from one of these five goliaths of the accounting industry. Students sleep easy knowing all it takes is for one out of these five big name firms to connect with their candidacy in order to start their career in the glorious Big Five. This would have been a great... Read more


Key Career Guidance For Aspiring Accountants

October 19, 2015 11:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Large or mid-size firm? Tax or audit? For many accounting students, these career-defining decisions are just around the corner. Other accounting students have more time before these decisions are made but still must start to consider the right career path. The problem is that determining the right position at the right firm can be tougher than finding cold water in The Caf. Luckily for us, others have been where we YU accounting students stand today and have come out on... Read more

What You Must Know About Accounting Recruitment

September 7, 2015 4:10 pm Published by 3 Comments

A nice salary, bright future, prestige. These glories and more await every Syms accounting student just down the road at any number of top accounting firms. Many have already began to fill out their business cards with power names such as Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, PwC, and other excellent firms of varying sizes. The only minor complication that remains is: how do you get from accounting student at YU to accounting associate at a premiere firm? There are just... Read more

Career Center Leads the Way as YU Gains the Attention of Top Tier Firms

December 24, 2014 4:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As students aspiring for careers in finance and accounting return from their summer vacations, they immediately begin planning for the next summer. Due to the competitive nature of gaining employment in each industry, interested students must begin to navigate the process of summer internships ten months before their desired start date. Although this is a daunting and complex process, many YU students have benefitted from the work of the Career Center, both through its official On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) program and... Read more

Syms’ Accounting Department Ranked #16 Nationally

November 17, 2014 10:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The dream of signing on the dotted line to your first full-time job offer is one of the primary motivations for students to enroll in business school. For most, college is viewed as a growing experience, a place where students explore their interests, find themselves and decide what they want to do with their lives. The anxiety that exists when it comes to making such big decisions is often overwhelming. Since most students at YU spend their freshman year in... Read more

From an Accounting Major’s Journal: 6 Things to do with an Accounting Degree

October 1, 2014 11:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you major in Accounting (CPA-track) in Syms, the overwhelming direction you will receive from the Career Center is to find an internship, then a full-time position, in one of the “Big Four” CPA firms, where you will work while studying for your CPA. When you get to one of these firms, you may realize that you can’t handle the hours or are interested in something else. What else can you do with an accounting degree? Public accounting I would... Read more