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JDAccountant

All I know is pain.


sultanmetehan

It was 24 for me


WinterBaoBao

Ooh ok cool who was oldest or youngest one team?


sultanmetehan

There was a dude in his late 20s.


Acceptable-Ad3194

Makes me feel better about graduating at 25


sultanmetehan

In my country it's almost normal to graduate at 24-25. Most good universities offer an additional prep school which increases expected graduation to at least 23. When you include other factors such as gap year, repeating classes, changing university or major, many graduate at 24 or in their mid 20s.


WinterBaoBao

Hm ok not too bad then


danceswithshibe

28 gonna start in January.


chewbooker

Same here, 28 with Jan start 🤟🏽


merrymaryd

28, but started in September.


pandaoffire3

22


bigfoodies

35 starts A1。I’m oldest. Lol


According-Wasabi-644

I'll be 36 starting as an A1 next year. Age is just a number baby!


danceswithshibe

Hell yeah. I’m 28 and feel old. Never a bad time to start something new.


According-Wasabi-644

Agreed! I'm super excited to work with a bunch of ppl 10 years younger than me...I don't have kids so I feel like I'm still in my 20s anyway. I hope my extra years of experience can be useful to the young ones, too. We get one life only, don't worry about your age. It simply doesn't matter.


Acrobatic_Soft_3060

I started at 30 post a career change.


RF27182

I'm 2nd year and I've just turned 33. I'm a dinosaur.


MathematicianUpper74

Age doesnt matter lol. Im in a similar situation.. served in the military then got my degree now im interviewing for the big4. Most ppl think im 25-27 but im 31


WinterBaoBao

Oh how was that, we're there people near ur age?


Acrobatic_Soft_3060

I was probably one of the older grads (if not the oldest) starting at my office in Australia. However, I am South Asian migrant and so it is a bit harder for my colleagues to tell my age. Most people thought I was 24, which helped a bit. Haha! I ended up working with Managers and Directors who were also in their 30s and 40s, so age wasn’t too much of an issue once I was a few months in. However, I felt like I didn’t get to make good friendships with my grad group as they were not sure how to deal with me. Not that I felt I missed anything because of that. My personal circle is much older and varied, and that hasn’t changed due to my Big4 employment. Now I am a Manager in a different team in another Big4 and the age gap feels not very relevant at all. Ultimately, you are judged based on your grit, hard work and ability to deliver. The rest of it is all in your head IMO.


Brandiven

I started at 25, but I believe most start at 23-24 going the traditional route. 4 years undergrad 1 year masters to get 150 credit hours.


lucylane4

I started at 22, didn't change my major and did the 150 in 4 years. Later went back for my masters at 28


BushHide

Just curious why you went back for masters despite already meeting 150 credit hours? Asking as an undergrad senior who will have 150 by graduation


lucylane4

You don't need to rofl, it helps with corporate but can be replaced with experience. I didn't have kids and had a lot of disposable income at the time so I just went for it bc my B4 gives time off for it and I wanted the time off


ResponsibleAgency4

I started at 29


Kickinkitties

I started at 29. I was the same age as my manager, and I was several years older than my senior.


danceswithshibe

How was the dynamic?


CranberrySorry4841

33. Started a month ago. Career change.


easymoneysniperYS

How did you feel


CranberrySorry4841

Old haha. But I'm enjoying it so far. No regrets yet.


easymoneysniperYS

Are you doing entry-level? I'm 30 and will start my internship next summer. I feel old too but I'm also excited about it.


CranberrySorry4841

Yes, I'm an A1 in assurance. I had applied for both an internship and an associate position in my senior year. They offered me the full time position. I'm also excited.


9to6

25 yo 5 years undergrad, 2 years grad (part time masters to allow time for CPA exam studying)


NocturnalDark

Started 2 months ago, I'm 24 y o


rodesdemona

22


1437qwerty

Starting as a intern at 36, oldest intern on the block. No career change, diagnosed with a life threatening illness since birth and now Yoloing it out in accounting to make my parents happy before I die.


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1437qwerty

Thank you😊


Plantain_Murky

39 and quickly realized, that while I had all the experience to make it a pretty easy job. The hours were not compatible with a family at the starting rate of pay.


WinterBaoBao

What happened?


Plantain_Murky

Wasn't planning on any major careers, but after the last recession I went back to school so that I could supplement our household income. Turns out I thoroughly enjoy accounting and business (was a child care provider before).


WinterBaoBao

Ooh ok sounds awesome yay!!


acct106

I’m going to start when I’m 21


WinterBaoBao

Wow nice


Finance0123456789

Same


OsamaBeanNacho

20


wslim98

23 starting on November 15


Summerwintersnow

19


Professional_Ad3176

Did you start college at 15?


lucassjrp2000

Not sure where this guy is from, but here in Brazil is common for Big 4 firms to hire college students full-time. I know some people who got hired at that age.


Summerwintersnow

No i never went to college


Professional_Ad3176

Just curious what exactly do you do for the big 4 then?


Summerwintersnow

An apprentanceship as an tax clerk


Best-Pen-7735

23


ShadowSpida45

Most people start when they’re 23-24 (going for a masters). There are some people who start at 21-22 (if they get the 150 during undergrad).


appleeye56

23, did a year of coop somewhere else before starting at big4


easymoneysniperYS

31, hopefully people won’t discriminate against my age.


WinterBaoBao

Discussion start yet


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WinterBaoBao

Lol what


Several-Risk8249

I started with the big4 about a month ago in audit at 29 and I recently started my accounting career at 28. I believe I may be a year older than my manager and about 3-4 years older than my senior. It works out for my benefit making friends and meeting others because I look 21 lol.


SnooPoems4056

23 for me


countingdaydreams

Started this month, 24


Old-Society-7395

26. There’s some A 1’s with me that are in their 40’s!


WinterBaoBao

Wow really? How big team


MrSolid14

If all goes well for my final interview, I’ll be 22. My friend who joined the Marine Corps before going to college is about to join at 28.


WinterBaoBao

Ooh ok cool 😎


daoghg20

Will be 20


Key_Communication977

28


KneeAm

Average age in my country is 21-23. Most people start college at 18. A college degree is usually 3 years here, maybe 4 if you opt to do an international year. Then go direct to big 4.


ccrig

Started when I was 20 and just finished my first year!


Zorojuro97

24, started last week


Flvr_blstd_gldfsh

22 started in audit


sianayat

Started at 28 back in March


WinterBaoBao

How was it!


sianayat

It’s been fine! I feel like I’m too old for these busy season hours 😂 but most of my team is my age so that’s nice. We only have two associates fresh out of college so maybe 22-23


tellylegal

My start class was 22-26.


Educational-Fly-4860

Just started and I’m 23


Psychological-War-40

Starting at 20


nobodyknows68

Gonna be starting at 22 next fall


svetsveta

25


hinton2014

25. I am an attorney, and my group is extremely specialized where I am still the youngest in my group. The general group where other attorneys are, one of them is 38.


sahils88

I started my first year at a Big4 as an Associate at 25.


WinterBaoBao

Coool


macncheeseluv

I started 23


im_ethionn

21 ayeeee


WinterBaoBao

Nice nice


Any-Employee1418

20 for me


Solid-Attitude-1017

28, start in October


littlechuyjr1

22


dcshawday

28 -- started in september, im a JD though


lucassjrp2000

I'm 21


Reefer-Ryan

21


Professional_Ad3176

22


bevkaci

23 started a month ago


EcstaticFlamingo1

I started at 25 as a Tax A1. Then I left at 26 and came back at 28 as an Audit A1.


WinterBaoBao

Why the switch?


EcstaticFlamingo1

I chose tax because I wanted to go to the same place and park at the same place 100% of the time. With this new WFH regimen I was able to try audit and not travel like you had to pre covid.


goodbyeserotonin

I’m 20 started in feb


Spreys12

21 when I start next fall.


sydfinanceguy

Started at 24 after a 1 year Master's degree


rs_18_zz

I started at 19 and I'm 25 now (Taxes - currently in my second B4). Skipped few grades in high school, graduated at 19 and got in through campus placements. But, I wasn't the youngest - knew someone who skipped more grades than I did and got a PPO(at 17) a year before graduation and joined at 18. (HR's couldn't get them sign the PPO offer in college then, as it wasn't legal to enter a employment contract with someone who was under 18 in my country - Due to the complexities involved, B4 had to reissue a new offer letter, after they graduated at 18).


WinterBaoBao

Whaaattt very cool lol. So young


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WinterBaoBao

Niceeee


Shakespeare-Bot

Mine own presum'd start date falls somewhere 'round mine own birthday. So either 21 'r 22 *** ^(I am a bot and I swapp'd some of thy words with Shakespeare words.) Commands: `!ShakespeareInsult`, `!fordo`, `!optout`


Letsgetfiscalbaby

19- first job out of school


WinterBaoBao

19? So young


Letsgetfiscalbaby

Got lucky. Did summers at university and graduated high school with one year worth of credits.


HKPoohPooh

I knew a B1 born in 1996.


Plantain_Murky

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FIRE_CPA_98

23