Black Professionals In Accounting

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Blacks in Accounting

What are some steps you think your employer can take to make you feel included and to up their retention game? 🤔

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What’s your go to Trap or Rap playlist while working?

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Anyone here got promoted this year or is up for promotion?

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Hi Everyone! Given the current economy and the trajectory we are on during COVID-19, I'm really curious in what would make people [You] consider leaving their current roles for a smaller but esta… more

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Hi all! Just wondering, have you guys seen increased efforts recently, with regards to increasing the number of black professionals in your firms? Are you involved in any ways? Can we share some ideas… more

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Hello Family, It’s about 1,000 of us on this bowl, could you please suggest how we can make this bowl the “go to Bowl” for our family? Thank you

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Hi Everyone! I’m a S1 at a mid market firm in Dallas. I’m a CPA, Masters in Accounting and 3-4 years of industry experience (govt/nfp) before public accounting (2-3 years now). I don’t even make 65k … more

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Hello Friends, how is everyone feeling ? Specially with the increase in case fir Covid? Stay healthy and sane.

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Kpmg donated 500k, am I the only one who takes this commitment to be small and just an act of damage control? I mean we bring in 20+ billion annually.

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I’m black, from Midwest and didn’t know Juneteenth was a thing until about 3 years ago. Seeing all the corporate emails and social media posts about it today makes it feel more like a reaction and not… more

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Happy Juneteenth y’all. While I know we have a long way to go, we’ve also come a long way. Stay blessed and I’m rooting for y’all.

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I heard this term ”corporate lynching” today. It has characteristics much like the old mob mentality of the south, in which mobs would take a grievance against the majority power structure and use it … more

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How do you all feel about colleagues black and white reaching out to you to “check in”, due to current events?

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My firm just recently addressed how they feel on the protesting events that have occurred in the Nation. Compared to Big 4, they are behind. Even though they support the movement, disappointed that it… more

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I’ve been tasked by my old school white partner to think of ways staff can be helped to over come racial challenges at big 4. I’m honestly having trouble thinking of ways they can help us.

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Does anyone feel like they have had to work MUCH harder than their coworkers to get to where they are? Meaning having much more challenges, hardships, and obstacles while they have had pretty smooth s… more

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Hello, I’m trying to leave PwC. It’s not the place I thought it’d be. But I have no clue how to even begin. Anyone here ever left the Big 4? If so what was the process and where did you end up going?

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I’m leaving PA, primarily due to the poor work-life balance and feeling that the amount of responsibility outweighs the pay. I double majored in undergrad in accounting and finance, I concentrated in … more

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Would you guys change your PML (performance management leader) if she or he didn’t reach out during these times? I’m questioning how I should trust this person if an email from National is thought of … more

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Anyone else have random people in their PwC network reach out to lend support?

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Stay safe out there y’all.

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There's a Twitter page that exposes rapists and those who have committed sexual harrassment at a school that my firm recruits from... (Continued in the comments)

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I’m on edge about snapping if one of my coworkers comment on the riots without acknowledging the reason behind them...the killings of unarmed black citizens. And at this point, I’m ready to stand up a… more

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“Don’t let anyone who ignored your pain tell you how loud to cry” #BLM

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I hear people trying to defend rioting, destroying, and looting businesses. I’d like someone to explain to me how anyone thinks destroying others property is okay. With stay at home orders going on fo… more

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Hey guys partner kinda said something during a meeting and I low key lost it during the meeting, we kinda cooled it out. But what are somethings I can tell leadership to do better for black or people … more

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Idk if y’all are in any of the other bowls but man...a lot of privilege is showing.

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Opinions needed: I’m involved in BPN (black professionals network) at work. We try to have events and touch points each quarter, but obviously because of COVID we haven’t been able to do so. I am tryi… more

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Looking for some perspective: I’m a 30 year old black man from the hood in SoCal, but now living in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. My wife is white and you could say that due to my interests (ho… more

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Y'all its been really difficult having to fake my smiles during these virtual happy hours and talk about mundane things all the while dealing (yet again) with what it means to be black in America.

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I can’t close my eyes, when I do, I see that young black man on the grown with someone seating on his neck. I am raising a black kid and this keeps me up at night. I am so heartbroken.

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Has anyone had experience or know someone that was an FBI special agent for accounting/finance? I am really drawn to this but I am concerned about the 50 hour minimum weeks, including odd hours and ha… more

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Just had someone reach out asking me to run for a seat on the school board. What have you heard or what do you think about such opportunities, particularly when the day job eats up so much time?

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I saw this in another bowl and thought I would share. As an immigrant and am sure as some of you , I am my family support system, I am not there yet but working towards saving more. This Pandemic thought me a lot about job insecurities and savings...

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