What happens if you don’t meet utilization targets in a year?

I switched from audit to advisory and have been here 2 months and my billable hours are way less than I was expecting (avg 30 a week). I’ve had good feedback on my projects and ask for more work in my down time, but the change of pace from when I was in audit is stressing me out.

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I don't know which firm you work at, but I got tier 1 (the highest rank) although I didn't meet the target utilization %.

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What service line are you in

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Accounting advisory

Following. In the same position

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nothing. as long as you can justify it (as in you always raise your hand but there wasn’t enough projects to plug you in)

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Give it time, you will get busy

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You get put into an oubliette until you make up those hours.

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30 hours doesn’t seem bad - and you’re a senior so you’re not really responsible for the fact that your partners and SMs are not bringing in more work just yet…

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