Mr. Big 4 Tax Manager

About Me:

I am a Big 4 Tax manager looking to pivot from tax compliance to consulting! I was highly rated throughout tenure at my Big 4 company.


Target School: Stanford GSB

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Michigan

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 3.15

GMAT: 700

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Other Degree/Certification: CPA

Extracurriculars: Recruiting/D&I Councils

Work History:

Title: Tax Manager

Industry: Accounting

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 6 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

I am one of 42 tax professionals across the US firm elected to serve on the National council.

Post MBA Goal:

Tax compliance to MBB consulting.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    With a 700 GMAT score and a 3.15 GPA, I would urge you to target a half dozen schools–not merely Stanford which is the only school you list here. Your standardized test score is solid but it is 38 points below the latest class average at the GSB. Your GPA at a public Ivy, Michigan, is .63 below the class average of 3.78. Averages, of course, are just averages. And there plenty of candidates who get into elite schools with below average stats but there has to be other offsetting factors that take you out of the pile. In your case, you’ve been highly rated at a Big 4 company; you are one of 42 tax professionals across the US firm elected to serve on …

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  • Admissionado | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Congratulations on your success in Big 4 consulting – rising to the level of manager in Tax is something to be proud of – it’s objectively difficult and the job market (including MBB!) values these skills in terms of compensation and exit opportunities. However, business school admissions committees, frankly speaking, value these technical accounting skills less than other employers might.

    While Big 4 alums *do* make it to top business schools, what the accepted applicants often have in common with one another is that, while they may have majored in accounting in UG an started in tax or audit right out of college, they pivoted to something more strategic (management consulting adjacent, often at KPMG, Deloitte, Strategy&) prior to business school so they aren’t applying …

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