Chances for a job with the Big 4 with a 2:2

Accenture

#1

I want to apply for an audit/tax position with one of the big 4 and accenture, what are my chances if I have a 2:2 from UCL in economics?


#2

If you have exceptional circumstances, then by all means apply and put it down on your application form.


#3

Why did you get the 2.2 KKhimji?

If you can explain it (for example - you had outside pressures which meant your studying was limited, perhaps you were president of the union/worked to pay for your studies so had less time to revise) - you might be ok.

It’s certainly worth making the applications, and worth calling each company individually to see if they can give special consideration to your application.


#4

People do get in with a 2.2- but you have to be a pretty exceptional candidate who has a lot to show for themselves. There are probably quite a few people from UCL/Economics who are applying, so you will definately have to really justify it.

Some firms (particularly the non-[[Big 4]] firms) have slightly lower entry requirements- including 2.2


#5

What about being an ACA only, or ACA with HND, what’s your fate.Would that still not be enough for any of the so-called big 4s?


#6

What do you mean? I don’t believe you can get the [[ACA]] without a degree, and if you have an [[ACA]] already, chances are you want to work in industry, not in the [[Big 4]].


#7

does it matter what firm your with as long ass your get the ACA right?


#8

It’s a matter of opinion. [[Big 4]] firms have a certain brand recognition, but it’s not that big a deal. The [[ACA]] and what you do with it are really the important things.