Who Has Worse Hours – Audit or Tax

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  • #181503
    onmywhey
    Member

    Hi Community!

    Was thinking… who do you guys think has worse hours, audit or tax?

    #463653

    id think audit

    #463747

    id think audit

    #463655

    Audit

    #463749

    Audit

    #463657
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Audit! Also, for audit, there is a chance that your client site has a longer commute.

    #463751
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Audit! Also, for audit, there is a chance that your client site has a longer commute.

    #463659
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Tax gets really bad during busy seasons but is pretty good the rest of the year. Audit can depend VASTLY on the client(s) you've been assigned to.

    #463753
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Tax gets really bad during busy seasons but is pretty good the rest of the year. Audit can depend VASTLY on the client(s) you've been assigned to.

    #463661
    futureCPA12
    Participant

    I would think Audit would have more hours, but Tax hours FEEL like longer. Imagine just sitting at a desk from 9 am to 9 pm for 3 weeks straight…

    AUD - 92
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 76
    REG - 89
    Never give up!
    #463754
    futureCPA12
    Participant

    I would think Audit would have more hours, but Tax hours FEEL like longer. Imagine just sitting at a desk from 9 am to 9 pm for 3 weeks straight…

    AUD - 92
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 76
    REG - 89
    Never give up!
    #463663
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Public generally has longer hours regardless. Private if you are not travelling 8/9-5 generally you can make it home for dinner or drinks after work. You can gather I am not a big fan of public especially big 4/5 they are always paying big fines to SEC for misconduct they make regular accountants and auditors look bad. And sometimes don't pay people their worth. Don't get me started on Walmart and McDonald and Medical Insurance companies.

    #463756
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Public generally has longer hours regardless. Private if you are not travelling 8/9-5 generally you can make it home for dinner or drinks after work. You can gather I am not a big fan of public especially big 4/5 they are always paying big fines to SEC for misconduct they make regular accountants and auditors look bad. And sometimes don't pay people their worth. Don't get me started on Walmart and McDonald and Medical Insurance companies.

    #463665
    onmywhey
    Member

    With my exposure to tax, I would think 60-70 hours: Jan, Feb, Mar and then end of June, July, August, September depending on the type of tax you're doing.

    You mean to tell me that audit has WORSE hours than this? How is this possible, even with audit year end work, I cannot picture audit having worse hours than tax.

    #463758
    onmywhey
    Member

    With my exposure to tax, I would think 60-70 hours: Jan, Feb, Mar and then end of June, July, August, September depending on the type of tax you're doing.

    You mean to tell me that audit has WORSE hours than this? How is this possible, even with audit year end work, I cannot picture audit having worse hours than tax.

    #463667
    W_HAMILTON
    Member

    onmywhey, because “year-end” for audit can be 12/31, 6/30, 9/30, etc. I ended up on clients with these year-ends, which meant that busy season was basically January – October, outside of a relatively “normal” late March / early April.

    #463760
    W_HAMILTON
    Member

    onmywhey, because “year-end” for audit can be 12/31, 6/30, 9/30, etc. I ended up on clients with these year-ends, which meant that busy season was basically January – October, outside of a relatively “normal” late March / early April.

    #463669
    onmywhey
    Member

    Holy God, those hours are terrible….

    #463762
    onmywhey
    Member

    Holy God, those hours are terrible….

    #463671
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I don't work for a Big 4. In fact I work for a very little 3, meaning there are 2 CPA's in the office and one other person, and I can honestly say all the sleepless hours studying just got me ready to work 24-7. It's Sunday evening and I've worked non-stop since I left the office Friday at 7pm. The hours may suck, but I love every minute of it. I'm going to fall into bed in a few minutes, exhausted and proud that I've got a client ready for their audit and another client's 1120 done. So to answer your question, who works the most hours, they both do.

    #463764
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I don't work for a Big 4. In fact I work for a very little 3, meaning there are 2 CPA's in the office and one other person, and I can honestly say all the sleepless hours studying just got me ready to work 24-7. It's Sunday evening and I've worked non-stop since I left the office Friday at 7pm. The hours may suck, but I love every minute of it. I'm going to fall into bed in a few minutes, exhausted and proud that I've got a client ready for their audit and another client's 1120 done. So to answer your question, who works the most hours, they both do.

    #463673
    futureARcpa
    Member

    I work in audit in a smaller firm (<100 employees), and I really believe audit hours are way better than tax hours. Maybe I got pretty lucky with my clients, but my average busy season hours are no where close to tax busy season hours.

    #463766
    futureARcpa
    Member

    I work in audit in a smaller firm (<100 employees), and I really believe audit hours are way better than tax hours. Maybe I got pretty lucky with my clients, but my average busy season hours are no where close to tax busy season hours.

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