Is there a change in health care coverage when you become a partner? And does it extend into retirement or is that just a rumor?
New to the roll of Partner. Any advice on transitioning? I’ve hit a few speed bumps since the retiring partner is not letting go of his clients and they don’t know I’m the new partner.
What’s your opinion about employees attending training “school” but not attending classes because they partied too hard the night before? What if they got the code and reported as if they attended?
Why aren’t there greater initiatives to include older Staff/Seniors? While D&I is great, an entire demographic is severely being overlooked.
I own a small, 4 accountant shop. How do you larger firms manage employee risk as far as making mistakes is concerned? I know we all make mistakes and I'm not afraid of honest mistakes. However…
12+ years experience in top 100 firm (not b4). Thinking of making the move to b4 and curious if there is still a chance for partner or not enough time left to make it economical. I'm over 40.
Where do you see future of accounting and auditing in 10years from now especially with emergence of digital audit and automatics tools.
Thoughts on compensation transparency? Wouldn't everyone benefit from being more transparent on compensation?
Eating hours. We are told to never eat hours and to bill time accurately. But then managers tell their staff (per many posts on FB) to not bill all their hours because the staff took too much time…
From what I understand there is a partner buy in requirement. Obviously those will vary from the firm. What was your experience, as in how much did you have to pay to buy in? (Continued)
To the partner answering these questions - Thank you! To partners reading these posts - please recognize the need for better communication, honesty, & mentoring. Just my honest reaction to this bo…
Incoming associate starting in a few weeks! I come from a poor background so I definitely excited for the opportunity. If you could go back in time & give yourself (1st yr) advice what would it …
How would you recommend doing upward feedback without having it come back to bite you? I know mckinsey has a freamework, State the facts, how it made you feel and state a solution
I am a manager currently working 7 projects, owning them as if they are mine, increasing revenue, managing and growing my teams. Partners give me too tier ratings, 1mil wins 3 mil pipeline. CRT feedba
Thanks for your feedback and your ongoing patience. I got through some more questions today, but still have a handful to go. Having fun and hope that everyone finds my answers helpful.
Do you have kids? How old were you when you had kids & at what level? How did you manage with young kids? I’ve a 2yr old and being a Senior makes it incredibly difficult to have balance at this le…
How do you know who is crushing the job vs. who is cruising by? At one point or another, we have all had experiences where someone above us gets the credit for accomplishing a job when (cont’d)
I left EY where I had very good relations with people and built a good reputation. My destination was another big4. Three things influenced my decision to leave - inability to get off big client (cont
How to stop being intimidated by partners? Sometimes I even forget words in front of them...
How long did it take you to make partner?
How have your responsibilities changed going from a “regular” partner focused on client service to an office managing partner? Thank you
Have you ever been personally involved in litigation due to the risk you take in signing an opinion? Do partners have malpractice insurance for these instances?
What are your thoughts on diversity in the accounting profession (or the lack of)? Do you think it is easier or harder for a minority to advance to higher levels in PA due to a "diversity quota&q…
Stayed up late to answer a few more questions. The later it gets the more typos I make. Will get to more questions tomorrow. Thanks for your patience. Goodnight everyone 😴
What is your opinion on “hands-off” executives and their impact on their team? Specifically, on the development of their team? I am a senior and I work for a sr manager and partner that aren’t around
Hello. Thank you very much for doing this! At what level or when communication will be made to me whether I can make it as a partner or ED? And who usually deliver such message?
I read your previous post that you never saw industry as an appealing option- however what was the best opportunity you turned down?
How detrimental is it to someone’s career to have no big 4 experience? Do you think it’s something lots of employers/partners look down upon?
How do you know if PA is right or wrong for you? I started a year ago, and have not been quite enjoying it. Should I quit or give it some more time? Thank you very much.
I am a super senior (4th year senior at PwC) and got a Manager role at a Top10 firm. Should I make the move? Making manager at PwC doesn’t seem to be working out.
Taking a break to return a few calls. I've answered 10 questions. It takes longer tha I thought (plus I accidentally exited the app twice before hitting post and had to retype two answers oops).
Done with meetings and ready to dig back into the Q&A. I wish I could tell you I was out golfing with a client or something fun like that (but just a regular meeting) 😀
What made you stay in public, instead of going to private or an easier job? Have you every been fired or seen any set backs in your career?
I'm having my first formal dinner with a couple partners this evening. Any tips going into it?