19/04/2021

Career in Finance Small Firm vs. Big Four

The Big 4 is the dream for a lot of accountants and finance professionals, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? Or are smaller companies just as rewarding?

The Big 4 firms (PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG) are the leading names in the accountancy industry. Everyone’s heard of them, and everyone wants to work for them. However, working in a large, multinational corporation may not be the most suitable pathway for all graduates.

At the University of Bolton, our MSc Accountancy and Financial Management course focuses on personal and professional development, and that means carving a career path that’s right for you. While some people thrive in a fast-paced environment, others prefer working in small teams.

So what’s right for you after your master’s in finance degree? Our dedicated Employability Team is here to support your chosen career in finance, no matter where you see yourself. And here are the pros and cons of small firm vs. large firm accountancy to help you decide:

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