Is it worse being a senior or a manager?

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It really depends, if you have a bad team, then manager. All of the work will end up falling on you. If your team is solid, you can focus on actually managing the project and picking up the higher level memos/etc.

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Senior. You are like the center of a 4 way intersection. Staff, client, manager and partner all want something from you. At least in my experience. You get your work done when everyone is logged off. Smh.

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Being a senior is extremely difficult, especially the first year, but I've found the worst part about being a manager (even worse than the admin stuff) is that when your teams don't do what they are supposed to, it all falls on you. A partner is rarely going to get into the weeds and do work if your team checks out or isn't performing where they should.

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This is so true. When staff can't do the work, the senior helps out. When senior can't, manager steps in. When the manager can't, the partner... is on the sideline rooting for you! lol

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Senior is widely known as the hardest job in public accounting.

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First year as a manager for sure, it’s like being a first year associate but you’re expected to know everything

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Senior acting as a a manger

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I do way less tedious work as a manager

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Good for you! I do staff, senior, and manager role all at the same time. LMAO

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Depends

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Manager - more responsibility, expected to always be available, if audit doesn’t get done it’s on u. But you basically control ur schedule so if u want to F off for 3 hrs during the day u can
Senior - more of the tedious/bs work, have to babysit the associates all day, forever creating trackers and being ur manager/directors go to person. But if shit hits the fan the partner will blame the manager not you!

My experience only 😂 pick your poison

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Agree with this. Depends on your perspective. Personally, I preferred senior to manager just having more control over the day to day workflow.

I am a senior and can only speak my experience as a senior. I think senior is hard when you have a stupid manager who doesn't know anything.

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Not as hard as when a manager doesn't know how to teach a senior

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Manager. There’s a lot that goes into an audit that seniors don’t see.

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It's worst being a senior asked to perform as manager to show you can make it.

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Senior manager

I was a S3 last year and just promoted. I sincerely am afraid of the promotion since I truly think managers more difficult.

Have been told by partner in charge of my entire BU that he hated being a Senior. Made it to partner and loves it though

I would love having a partner salary too

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Senior - consistent levels of moderate to high stress. Manager - more flexibility so more times of less stress; but when things get busy, the stress is more.

Senior: same about of BS work, but less pay

I miss being a senior

Hardest year is the first year as manager

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