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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

RSM vs Big 4

Joey Desiderio
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Phoenix, AZ
As a recruiter, one of the most important questions I am charged with answering on a daily basis is: “Why choose RSM?” The answer can be taken in many different directions because quite simply, there is more than one answer. In this post, I will discuss why you should choose RSM over a “Big 4” firm.

Our goal is to be the first-choice advisor in the middle market. We are the #5 accounting firm in the US and that is where we want to be. It is not our goal to become one of the “Big 4” as we service companies in the $50-$500M range. This means that you will be on shorter engagements and will gain extensive knowledge with various industries.

In terms of compensation, we are in line with other accounting firms. There are few exceptions where they pay more than we do and in most cases, there is no difference. However, the path to partner is much clearer with RSM than it is with larger firms. We truly foster a productive environment where we aim to help one another on engagements, as well as advance each other’s careers.

You will also gain a greater range of experience with us as our engagements are not nearly as long or large. As a result, you will have more exposure to various aspects of an engagement rather than being stuck doing one specific job the entire time. Furthermore, you will have extensive access to “C-Level” executives as a true first-choice advisor.

These are just some of the reasons why you should choose RSM over a large firm. At the end of the day, it is our people that truly set us apart and make us great! 

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