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I’m going to be acting manager for 18 months before the official title promotion. Should I accept that as normal?

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EY does early promote.

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Ok thanks. Wondering if I should ask for early promo (even though 99% chance won’t get it). Kinda annoying that I’m the manager on a large engagement yet still going to have the Senior title officially for a while.

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This acting manager title is shit. Whats the reason thay they cant formally promote you ?

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So you are a senior

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As a senior 3 sometimes you’re an acting manager on your engagements but I do think 18 months is a long time. EY doesn’t early promote. You’re in PA only four years? That is not long enough to have the experience to be a manager. Good luck. I’d stick it out. I never recommend leaving before promoting to manager

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EY early promotes depending on office. 3 people on my team have been early promoted and I know of 4 other people in the office that were early promoted.

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Put it in this way - you’re getting the opportunity to work in a manager capacity and no one will blame on you if you screw up, always better than screw up 2 months before promotion

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Is it normal? Yes. Should you accept it? Well, that’s up to you. Job market is good right now so the firm will probably counteroffer if you seek employment elsewhere .

How many years do you have in public acctg?

I'm in the exact same situation, and struggling with what I want to do. I want to stay, but having difficulties accepting time as the reason for not getting title.

Having to wait until 5.5 years seems like a lot of time

No, it’s not normal..

It’s totally normal if you’re good to be operating 1 to 1.5 roles above your title

Just have a faith that all hard work will pay off eventually

Almost alll senior 3s on my team, and half the senior 2s, are acting managers. That’s just the way it is in teams with high turnover

Any idea why you think they will not promote you if you are working on a large engagement and there are no other managers? Seems like a good business case to get that early promotion.

Yes early promote will then open the door for all those who think they are performing above their level or who think they are superstars. Personally I think staff and seniors need more years in their roles in order to gain enough experience to be manager. I’ve heard many seniors breaking their arms patting themselves on the back about how great they are, meanwhile their managers and senior managers say differently. But the real problem is rarely do honest opinions make it into reviews

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