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I am a female partner at a mid-sized accounting firm. About a six months ago, one of my male partners was walking past me and slapped my butt with a notepad. He immediately apologized. I don't… more

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How does leaving a cpa firm partnership work? I have no next role set up but feel like it might be best to give notice and start the process now. Thanks for any advice.

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If the average pay for Big 4 partners (I’m in regional firm) is 1.3 million annually, why do I see Big 4 partners living in such modest houses. I am having a hard time believing that Big 4 partners re… more

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Work at Big 4. I have been approached by mid tier firms about interviewing for Partner positions. I am considering starting this process, but would like to get some different perspectives from other… more

Where are all the accounting professionals going? Competitive pay and benefits aren’t enticing enough. People want work/life balance but how can firms provide that when the workforce supply is so low … more

Will auditing eventually be conducted electronically using AI? What does the future hold?

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2nd year partner at a top 6 accounting firm. Have offer from big 4 for $200K more annually. Don’t really want to take it, but how can I not.? That’s approx a college education annually after tax. … more

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Hi folks, do we think the audit profession will survive? It seems between declining accounting majors, decreasing cpa exam interest, and increasing enforcement/standards/other painful bullshit, we’re … more

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Any Big 4 technology audit partners out there that have left for a mid-tier firm? If so what was the driver? And are you glad you made the switch?

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B4 partners - what are your views on EY's possible split? Obviously not asking for any confidential information you may have, but trying to see how other partners see this.

A friend (pa… more

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Any firms that use CCH make sure your invoices are being checked carefully. We just reviewed ours and were over-billed the last 2 years. We were supposed to have discounts and the math wasn’t even … more

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EY partners- will you be voting for or against the split and why?

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What do other partners take as unreimbursed partnership expenses? I have heard some say they do nothing (because it isn’t addressed in the partnership agreement) but others say they take quite a bit (… more

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Does anyone know what the payout plan looks like for non-equity partners at EY in consulting/advisory if the split goes ahead? Please DM if not comfortable posting here.

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What are the partner buy in at the B4?

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Can someone give insight into % raise for first year audit MD. Just range. No dollars

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What is your firms average target comp/distributable income per partner?

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Wondering if anyone is willing to share what the target comp is for new partners in your firm. I’m specifically looking for comp info for non big 4 firms.

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We have some at my firm leaving to be a direct entry partner at EY consulting. He was told he will benefit from the split the same way all other EY partners will. Anyone know if that is accurate?

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At a very low point. Sounds dramatic but I’m at a top 10 firm and the comp is just not worth what this job is doing to my mental health and family life. The problem is I have no idea what to do next a… more

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If a big 4 partner wanted to get an executive mba are they usually able to get the firm to pay for part of it?

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What does everyone think about the EY news?

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Anyone ever successfully negotiate their partner cash distributions? I’m a very new partner, yet running and growing a book far greater than average size for the firm. Am I stuck in the basic new par… more

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Vaccine mandates over finally. Except for the unconstitutional hypocritical NYC mandate.

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Anyone transition from a technical tax guru to a rainmaker, later in their career?

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What is the comp model for partners at A&M

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Mandatory retirement age at PWC?

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Can partners in the top ten firms (in revenue) share what partners make? I’ll start … at PwC, first year comp all-in is around $600k and fifth year is around $900k. Tenth year $1.1-1.5m. What about EY… more

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Work in tax, moved to a new state a number of years ago and didn't transfer my CPA license. Got a partner offer from a top six firm in my new state. Can I become a partner before I transfer my lic… more

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Do EY Partners fly business?

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Does everyone have a vacation home EXCEPT me? Chime in — good investment/bad? How often used? Kids? Pets?

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Any large firms include directors and non-equity principles in the pension plan?

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Has anyone jumped firms before? What are some things to look out for in terms of separation, joining a new firm as a partner, etc.?

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Looking to lose weight and get back into shape after a pretty tough lockdown and strain on my family. Finally looking forward to a positive spring. Does anyone have programs or trainers they recommend… more

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For those who are more seasoned: what are the key ways you've learned to support younger partners? Do you incorporate things you've learned and apply accordingly?

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For those of you who have been through phases where it's clear you've needed to prioritize your marriage more - what have you done? Work is all-consuming for me, but I don't mean it as an … more

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Surprisingly, out of my kids, it's my young daughter who has expressed an interest in going into public accounting. I have shared my honest advice with her and want to be encouraging, but it can b… more

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