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?
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
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
What personality traits or characteristics would you say make you good at fulfilling your role as partner? What would you say you've had to work on?
I’m considering joining EY in London. Currently at a boutique consultancy. I joined Fishbowl to try to get a sense ‘from the inside’ of the Big4 as I don’t have close contacts I can ask. I’ve seen a l… more
How often do you take proper vacation? And for how long? Do you plan it out throughout the year? Do you always include kids?
Expectation vs Reality: what did you think Partner was going to be like on your way there, and what would you say your experience is like now? What have you learned?
BDO or CLA for a partnership track?
Some news here for KPMG folks. Thoughts / impressions?
Carillion: KPMG hit with £1.3bn government lawsuit over audit https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60243464… more
For those who have experience with Big 4 and non, which do you prefer? Honest pros and cons from your perspective
Curious to see what others are doing in terms of fee increases for fixed fee engagements this year. I'm going in for 15% to 20% on average for my assurance clients, and I haven't had a single client… more
Hi everyone. Hope everyone is enjoying their audit/tax season. I’m going into my 4th year as an audit partner. Let’s say the firm is in the top 5-10 range. Comp is $365k (draw plus distributions). Hav… more
To someone who has absolutely no context for the work that we do, what the role is like, etc. How do you explain what you do?
Partners who were asked to leave their firm, what was your severance? I’ve heard anywhere from 6 months to 1 year with retention of pension
Best family vacation destination you've been to in the past year or two? Something covid-friendly but that will appeal to my wife and kids [son, 22 and daughter, 18] thanks!
My wife has built an illustrious career for herself, and done very well. She's educated, lovely, and respected. However she's recently decided she'd like to transition out of that world to… more
Younger partner here. You ever have a day/week where you feel like everything you touch gets screwed up? Feeling like I don’t “belong” right now. How do you recover? It’s crushing my confidence.
What are some key ways you balance stress and not taking it out on others/family? It's something I'm always working on but none of us are perfect. That said, I've made vast improvements. D… more
Go-to vacation destinations for family with younger kids (8 and 5) for spring break time frame?
Most important piece of advice you'd hand down to someone you're mentoring regarding becoming partner?
Did you make a "Resolution" for this year? If so, what was it? I'm working on spending more time with my family, and staying away from tech to the best of my ability on Sundays.
How is the current madness around Omicron affecting your firm? Are you implementing or changing policies to address it? Know this is a touchy subject, just taking a pulse.
No judgment tax question. Would a covered deck extension and repair to be used for work purposes (home office) be classified a deductible business expense? Need guidance.
🎄How do you plan to recharge over the holiday? Are you taking time off? Do you plan to reset or rest at all before the New Year?
Drop your plans or ideas below! 👇
Newer partner and first time having extra money to invest. I’ve maxed my 401k contributions past few years and currently have the rest in a brokerage account. I’m planing for a lot more contributions … more
Here me out: if we all fired the worst 10% of our clients would that solve the talent problem so we can stop poaching people at inflated salaries and get back to work? Don’t worry about those 10% - th… more
Clients with toxic cultures: how have you dealt with them? We have a compliance client with a serious culture issue- they regularly throw each other and our team under the proverbial bus, throwing esc… more
When did you retire/do you plan to retire? What did you make sure to have in place first? Any advice to the next generation?
What's your best advice for someone who wants to make Partner and is early in their career?
It's that time...🦃
What's one thing you're grateful for in your life or career at the moment?
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Have you noticed inflation and the general chaos we're moving through affecting your business and firm? Just asking for different perspectives here, not a political discussion.
Looking at fee increases for 2021 tax compliance and probably going for 10% increase with most clients to account for increases to wage levels this year. I’m expecting to negotiate down to 5-8% on som… more
What are you doing for holiday gifting?
Have you been experiencing the "great resignation"? If so, how have you dealt with this and what, if any, changes has it meant?
Does anyone have any insight regarding the payment structure of a Non-equity partner in a mid-sized regional firm? I was offered a non-equity partner position but the comp package was 80% of total pai… more
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