I'm considering a career with the big 4 and have prior work experience from the industry (advisory side of the business).
I won't be working in the accounting/taxation side but the advisory/consulting side of the big 4. I'm likely aiming for the senior associate role and if i were to be hired at the level, how soon and would I, infact, be able to rise up to the manager level? I hear people say that big 4s are designed for people to leave at senior associate level? is that true?
Also, since I'm not an accountant (CPA holder) and don't intend to be one or work in the accounting side of the business, is the promotion dependent on any industry certifications? e.g. FRM, PRM, etc?
I'd appreciate some insights.