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I moved from B4 to industry accounting about 5 years ago. I currently work as a corporate accounting manager at a software company. I recently hired an big 4 audit senior right out of public and I’m struggling to get him up to speed. Does anyone have an example of reasonable vs unreasonable expectations for a senior accountant moving to industry after 2-3 years at B4 audit?

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I have talked to him. He acknowledged the issue and said it was conflicting priories and time management. I helped him prioritize but I’m noticing a pattern now. Actions speak louder than words. I’m curious if my expectations are reasonable or if I need to change my approach. I’m interested in other peoples perspective.

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Example: I assigned a task along with the business purpose, expected deliverables. and timing of completion. Also provided an hours estimate for reference and encouraged him to ask questions as they arise. I estimated 2-3 hours. I reach out 6 hours later to see what’s up and no progress was made. What confuses me.. if you know the deliverable deadline and can’t figure something out, why not ask for clarification? Was he spinning his wheels or watching Netflix? I honestly can’t tell!

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