I’m currently in the process of applications for the audit programmes at the Big 4. I was wondering how completing the ACA at a regional office, say Manchester for example, compares with completing it in London in terms of prestige and future career prospects. Put simply, is a CV more impressive having worked in a regional or a London office? Are Big 4 trainees from London viewed as ‘superior’, say to future employers, as their counterparts from regional offices? Does working in a London office ‘open more doors’ post qualification?
I have trawled through these forums and have found information on salary and variety of work etc, but nothing on this specific issue. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.