Big Four Big Snore-How to Move Through the Ranks Faster
Have you been looking to get a job in the financial Industry? Smaller accounting companies can give you the experience and opportunity to move through the accounting ranks faster.
As an accountant, it is often said that you must be a part of a Big 4 accounting company to be successful in accounting. We say, there’s another way. A more flexible, much faster way. Moreover, moving through the ranks at a Big 4 will likely take a lot longer than you think!
Reality of the Big 4
When you work at a Big 4, you likely hear leaders say “at least stay until you get to management level.” The reality of the situations is that management-level positions are hard to come by, those who obtain them have worked for years to reach that level. Therefore, you do not move through the ranks very quickly.
Picture this, you’re sitting at one of the Big 4 companies as a senior accountant amongst many other senior accountants, each of you waiting to see a single position open for a promotion. Imagine if you left? Even better news, there’s so much opportunity outside of the Big 4.
Moving Through the Ranks Quicker
Try out an outsourced accounting company. Outsourced accounting companies are much smaller than the Big 4, so it’s pretty much all hands on deck learning and growing quickly. At TGG, we believe in supporting our employees to grow quickly and learn as much as possible in a short amount of time. Furthermore, moving through the ranks in an outsourced accounting organization is half of what it would take to move through the ranks at a Big 4 agency.
You can also use certificate programs to better understand the basic fundamentals of accounting, so you can better understand where you want to continue in the accounting world. Audits not for you? Move onto something else!
At TGG University, the opportunities are endless. A career in accounting is possible outside of the Big 4. Take it from Marc Reicher, a current TGG CPA and former PwC employee, “The clear hierarchy at the Big 4 got me accustomed to the fact that things get delegated to you even if they are things you don’t want to do. Moreover, when you move to a different job the structure is probably less rigid and you can do more of what you want.” At TGG, they use this “different job structure” to help our employees expand their knowledge and grow as quickly as possible. TGG University is another avenue where they can implement this exciting structure.
So, why should you start taking TGG University courses?
As a starting point, their Fundamentals of Accounting certificate program will give you the knowledge and expertise you need to enter into the accounting job market. They are directly partnered with TGG Accounting and depending on your performance in the program, a job could be waiting for you when you finish. These programs offer an abundant amount of resources, live training videos, and the ability to learn out of the comfort of your home. It will give you the same accounting knowledge you would learn working at a Big 4, in a fast-paced environment. Consider what’s next for you. What are your career goals? Are you looking to get a job with little experience and knowledge or do you want to go into an interview prepared and ready to grow quickly? In this program, you will gain more knowledge, and you will finish with a certificate to show your expertise. This can come in handy when you apply for higher positions and work your way through the ranks.
Be sure to consider your personal career goals. What’s your end goal in the accounting field? If you’re looking to advance your accounting career quickly, TGG certificate programs would be a great place to start. Their team is ready to support your growth and expansion in accounting. Visit TGG-U’s site to learn more about the program, and how you can expand your knowledge today!