Why work for a regional office?

#1

Why would someone want to work for a regional office instead of London in a big 4?

I was thinking that the regional office will have a different kind of client more entrepreneurial, what are your thoughts?

#2

At my regional office, everyone has chosen to work there for simple convenience! For example, having gone to uni in the area, knowing people in the area, living nearby, etc.

I also prefer my city to London.

I can’t think of any benefits for me in working in London.

#3

But it is true the cliente is different outside. More family/entrepreneur companies which are a much nicer place to work.

#4

Not really. The companies i have worked on so far have all been FTSE 250 companies which you would have heard of. I don’t think there will be many family companies who need/can afford to have the big four doing their audit (I may be wrong about that).

#5

If it’s for audit, it makes a very big difference! I personally much prefer my regional office because I get a wider range of clients than my colleagues in London. I have some very big clients and some significantly smaller ones but I get to experience all sorts. I know someone in london who is auditing a major bank the whole year round and i just don’t think he will get the well rounded experience i will. Hours are also much better in regional offices. Also, you get more responsibility earlier since you are dealing with smaller clients and so fewer people on each audit.