Can anyone provide me insights into the EY GPS Finance - Budget and Cost Optimization practice?
Currently in Deloitte GPS Risk and Financial Advisory - Accounting and Internal Controls and thinking about making the switch
Had to throw the Overseas on the alligator strap to fit in with the rich people around Park City.
Does Accenture retain resource if they have put the resignation in the company?
Is is possible for them to consider pay increment in middle of year? Accenture
What do you do when your colleague needs to speak twice the time whenever you make a point, even though his comments rarely add any value and mostly just rephrase what you originally said?
I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and just started medication treatment, and I didn’t realize something was missing this entire time. My brain finally feels so calm!!
Studying for the bar, and my first 2 years of practice exacerbated my symptoms so badly. I couldn’t keep up with the long hours at work! I feel like I have a fighting chance now!
Which websites or magazines reccomend with articles or topics related to Human resources?
Sidley Austin London office - opinions? Prestigious? How does it compare to magic circle firms?
Any idea on the bank of america project in Wipro . I haven't joined wipro yet , and they are pulling me into the project.Wipro
For last round of interviews does that typically mean it's you and one other candidate or you and 2 others? I have 2 organizations I'm interviewing with and both are the final rounds with managing directors training specialists. Each 60 minutes with 30-minute blocks for each panel member.
Format similar with the other organization and they however, told me the final decision will be made on Friday.
Need designer's help on some portfolio pieces ASAP. Is fiver the best option? Any other(s) worth looking at?
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How and where to find these details?
Left Infosys joining Barclays
Hi, Could you please share the interview process and tips to crack interview for Salesforce? Thanks
Can someone please explain foreign remittance tax in India? I get that we need to pay a fixed percentage tax for any money (beyond a certain limit) sent outside India. Do we get that back during our tax filing for that year in India?
When does offsite at Citi happen ?
How to move from ad agency copywriter, to script based production house creative. Anybody had success doing this?
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Have you noticed inflation and the general chaos we're moving through affecting your business and firm? Just asking for different perspectives here, not a political discussion.
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 correct across for the amount times the discount to the amount billed. The worst part is our rep then gave a bullshit story of how the list price was incorrect on the invoice but the amount billed was correct.
I started a firm with three other colleagues about a year and a half ago. We all came from the same bigger firm and now obviously we are considered a very small. We want to make our first hire and hire someone for around $100,000 as a manager to manage around $200,000 of work. They came back at $120,000. After taxes and benefits that’s $150k to manage and prepare $200k of work. Anyone own a smaller firm who can share opinion? How much work should one manage for that kind of salary?
I work a midsize regional firm and, no surprise, we are hemorrhaging staff. And it’s the good ones leaving. Some for family offices and industry positions, which I can understand. But others for smaller accounting firms as staff and seniors which just seems like a career killer to me. I’m convinced we need to do retention bonuses, raises, and recruit new talent by paying above market. Of course I’m a younger partner and don’t have the pull to actually make this happen. Thoughts?
Vaccine mandates over finally. Except for the unconstitutional hypocritical NYC mandate.
Where are all the accounting professionals going? Competitive pay and benefits aren’t enticing enough. People want work/life balance but how can firms provide that when the workforce supply is so low yet demand is at an all-time high. If technology is the answer are there firms that are successfully implementing solutions?
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 license to my new state?
What's your best advice for someone who wants to make Partner and is early in their career?
What are the partner buy in at the B4?
Does everyone have a vacation home EXCEPT me? Chime in — good investment/bad? How often used? Kids? Pets?
What is the comp model for partners at A&M
2nd year partner at a top 6 accounting firm. Have offer from big 4 for $200K more annually. Don’t really want to take it, but how can I not.? That’s approx a college education annually after tax. Should I try to negotiate or just take the money and jump ship. Feeling Seriously undervalued for what I’m bringing to the firm in terms of people building, sales, book of business. Hate to not be loyal, but $200K is $200K. Advice please
No judgment tax question. Would a covered deck extension and repair to be used for work purposes (home office) be classified a deductible business expense? Need guidance.
Newer partner and first time having extra money to invest. I’ve maxed my 401k contributions past few years and currently have the rest in a brokerage account. I’m planing for a lot more contributions the next ~20 years until I retire. What does everyone else do? Is the Roth IRA the way to go? 529 plans for the kids?
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 partner comp structure for~ 5 years or is it reasonable to expect I’ll get compensated for my contributions today? I’m tired of chasing carrots; what’s a reasonable/ “fair” % of my book to expect allocated to me each year? Is 20% asking too much? I’m tax at a top 6 firm.
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). Haven’t had comp discussions this year, but historically, it’s been 50-60k increases YOY. I’m sure this is under Big 4 salary levels, but for any National accounting firm partners, wanted to get thoughts. Thanks!
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Try Orange Theory. A bit pricey but involves group workouts. In and out in under an hour.
Yeah I was in the same situation, but got started last July. I’d suggest either joining a gym and working out with a trainer there, or building a simple home gym and finding an independent trainer. What worked for me was hitting the gym every third day until I started recovering well enough to go to every other day. Only once a week with the trainer, on my own the others. Also, download the My Fitness Pal app and start tracking calories. Set it to lose 1 or 1.5 pounds a week. Then stay in the calorie guidelines. If you want more you need to earn those calories. Get a EufyLife scale and weight yourself once a week. There’s also a ton of good info on YouTube (get Premium). Once you see some results the positive reinforcement will keep you motivated. Good luck!
I'd recommend Stronger U as a start.
I cannot recommend boxing enough. We use FightCamp and it’s actually pretty fun to the point it doesn’t even really feel like working out. I have muscles I haven’t seen since my college athletics days now. But the good thing is that boxing grows with you…as you get better you hit harder so the workouts keep getting more challenging. And I prefer early morning workouts…easiest to avoid getting scheduled over. No one schedules 5AM calls. 🤣. Good luck.
I would highly recommend trying the “Future” app. It has been life changing for me. You get to pick a personal trainer on their platform who will send you workouts for the week, every Sunday. Your apple watch will track your workouts as you do them and track your heart rate, duration, calories etc and automatically report to your trainer. They will constantly be available to get on a video chat and support you every step of the way.
I’d echo this. It took nearly a year to get our home gym equipped with supply chain delays, and then six months spent feeling guilty that we weren’t using it. My spouse and I both started working with trainers on Future last fall, and it has been a real game changer. It helps to know basic movements beforehand, but I’d recommend it to just about anyone.
If you're male, try F3 - it's changed my life and more broadly than just the physical fitness I've gained. F3 is a network of free, peer-led workouts for men. Mostly "bootcamp" style, but always meant to accommodate all fitness levels. Working out with a group provides motivation, accountability and a sense of camaraderie that was missing in my life. There's more than 3,000 F3 workout locations across the US, so I hope there's one near you, search "F3 Nation" to find the website and then click on "Locations".
Get a personal trainer. Start there.
I play golf several days per week. Walking and carry my clubs. Lost 30 or 40 pounds doing that (and my handicap is improving too!). 😎
You can be like me and get cancer.
this was me last July- didn’t workout at all during covid since feb 2020 until July 2021. i started jogging/running outside. it took a while at first to build up my endurance and i’d start running a half mile then walking a half, and going for three miles. then after two weeks i was up to 3/4 of a mile running increments, and then a few weeks later i was at 1-1.3 mile stretches with short walks in between. now i aim to get 3-4 runs in per week and in total it takes me about 35 minutes to cover 3 miles (including walking breaks). i definitely feel way healthier now and the runs are a great way to clear my head
I did the same thing...walking, then adding jogs, then running for longer periods. I'm up to about 2.5 miles and run about 80% with short walks in between. It's been a little difficult to get 5 runs in per week during busy season, but I try my best. Another huge thing I did, cut out eating out. I maybe do it once or twice every couple of weeks. Meal prep is key. I feel so much healthier and down significantly in weight.
Good for you! Try Optavia. 5 and 1. Sort of like key but puts your body in fat burn. So changes shape of body vs just losing weight. Eat every 2hrs or so of their bars, shakes, whatever you like. After the first few days you don’t get hungry. No exercise. Wife lost 65lbs in 5-6 months. I lost 12 in 3 weeks and just used it to tone up. Just need a little discipline not to eat carbs and other stuff. The one meal a day you eat is pretty easy to manage and you have a coach when you sign up. Goal is to put your body in fat burn mode.
Make a goal to sweat every day or at least 4 days per week. Doesn't have to be complicated or super time consuming. Read James Clear's Atomic Habits for inspiration and strategies. Start small, build the habits, then work up to more challenging things. Peloton app is a great option - you get a huge catalog of workouts to try at your pace, and a built-in habit tracker. Once you see the dots on your calendar, you will not want to break the streak and you'll begin to crave the workout. Best of luck to you.
Peloton and a whoop