Advisory or Transactions in accounting firm?


#1

Which has a better work life balance - working in Transactions Advisory ie. Due Diligence/M&A etc. or Business Advisory services??

Any thoughts?

cheers


#2

Probably neither! …both have long working hours. If you’re concerned with work/life balance consider the firms you are applying to rather than the jobs. Some firms have much better reputations than others for allowing their employees to get a night’s sleep, once in a while!


#3

Hi,

citz you say some firms have a better reputation than others. Which ones would you recommend? In particular I’m interested in PWC advisory and would like to know more about what its like to work for them.


#4

Long hours. If you want to work in financial services you will need to get used to that. While all firms will promote ‘work-life balance’, the truth is very few graduates genuinely receive it. If you want to work reasonable hours, I would suggest doing something like [[tax]] in an office outside London.

Most projects in financial services are deadline driven and you must really put your work first for those. Furthermore, [[advisory]] does not hire that many people and consequently it is difficult to get into- they only take the best.