Is compensation among the Big 4 + Accenture partners similar?

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Similar. You have to compare after tax though because Partners make more money on paper but have to pay taxes in every state. K1 vs W2.

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I make more on paper but we bring about the same amount of cash home.

I’d think they’d have to be similar to remain competitive with each other. Same work, same people, same pay

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Efficient (labor) market hypothesis?

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Haven’t heard of many big 4 partners going to Accenture. The reverse however happens quite often.

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I think it’s about the same in take home pay with a big*. Some big 4 like PWC have a very sweet retirement package for partners. This is a deferred pay and retention strategy Accenture and the likes don’t have.

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Accenture has a Deferred Compensation Plan. Though the funding is different from PWC it works fairly similarly at the end of the day

From a take home $$ perspective - there is not much of a difference except on the outliers . Private firms have a pension plan and Public firms have deferred comp you can park money in . It kind of nets our fairly even financially . People who move laterally generally don’t do it for money - they mostly do it for culture type things

There is a dramatic difference. Partners are owners and share in all of the profits. The firms exist to enrich them. ACN MDs are employees, and the goal of any firm is to pay employees no more than necessary. Someone later in this thread pointed out that very few partners of the big 4 go to ACN but many ACN MDs go to the big 4. That is true and ample evidence. When you look at average partner comp + retirement, there is no comparison.

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