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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 (partner at Del… 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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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?

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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

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How often do you take proper vacation? And for how long? Do you plan it out throughout the year? Do you always include kids?

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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?

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BDO or CLA for a partnership track?

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For those who have experience with Big 4 and non, which do you prefer? Honest pros and cons from your perspective

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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

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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

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