Originally Posted by Texasmade
GT and BDO are a step above McGladrey prestige wise. GT and BDO at least have F500 audit clients. McGladrey, Moss Adams, etc don't. Also, GT and BDO have a much better international network then all the rest of the 2nd tier firms.
I see your point but feel it's honestly marginally better even so. In certain markets GT / BDO may have a really strong presence, but overall they're still far behind Big 4 and tend to get clumped together with everyone else. It's not so much there isn't an actual difference, it's more people tend to just think Big 4 and then everyone else. Hell even KPMG gets jocked on by PwC and DT...although KPMG did quite well this year.
By the way in no way am I saying you can't be successful if you're not at Big 4. Jus saying at the surface level, that's the perception of the public accounting industry.Edited by db78 - 10/26/12 at 8:16pm