August 19, 2022

Deloitte

Word Hits TikTok That Big 4 Firms Are Cheap Bastards, “It’s Modern Day Slavery”

Deloitte Australia is trying to be transparent by releasing salary data but apparently this tactic isn’t working, not with Daily Mail writing headlines like Young Aussie reveals why many millennials no longer want to work in corporate jobs – after boomers said the generation was ‘lazy and entitled’ that is. Here’s the TikTok that inspired […]

Everyone Knows 11-Year-Olds Can’t Wait to Work at Deloitte

Why do people post this crap on LinkedIn. Thanks for doing your part to feed the pipeline, ma’am.

Here’s How Much Auditors and Consultants at Deloitte Australia Make

Deloitte Australia is putting it all out there and revealing exactly how much its people make. Australian Financial Review reports: Deloitte Australia chief executive Adam Powick has revealed the minimum pay rates for the firm’s audit and consulting divisions as part of a strategy to be more transparent with staff and attract more skilled professionals. […]

Los Angeles Might Outsource Its 211 Phone Service to Deloitte and People Are Not Happy

Deloitte Consulting might be picking up a new client: the downtrodden of Los Angeles County. ABC7 reports: Los Angeles County’s nonprofit “211LA” hotline to health, human and social services is on the verge of being turned over to a private company, pending a vote by the county’s Board of Supervisors. The supervisors are slated to […]

Deloitte’s Prized Playground Might Be Getting An Upgrade (UPDATE)

[UPDATE] Deloitte University, aka Deloitte Disneyland, will be getting some new attractions now that Tarrant County commissioners approved tax breaks for Deloitte to proceed with a $300 million expansion of its training center campus in Westlake, TX. The Dallas Morning News reported on July 26: Commissioners unanimously approved a 10-year deal that could save the […]

Deloitte Has Calculated the Tangible and Intangible Value of the Roman Colosseum Because of Course They Did

Deloitte got their calculators out and put a dollar value on The Colosseum of Rome, the largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire, the largest standing amphitheater in the world today, and top Italian tourist destination. Despite listening to Tiziano Ferro for 20 years, my Italian sucks so here’s Google’s translation of the newly released […]

Deloitte Is Getting a Service Doggo!

We are putting aside our usual bitterness toward Big 4 firms for a moment here because PUPPY. Deloitte is getting a dog! We’re excited to share that @deloitte is getting another #puppywithapurpose 🐶💪– deepening our commitment to #veterans and their families. Before our puppy officially joins – he needs a name! Naming contest is open […]

UK Audit Watchdog Says Deloitte Is Doing Some Good Auditing Across the Pond

Deloitte is doing a great job keeping the Financial Reporting Council happy these days. Per the FRC’s recently released 2022 Audit Quality Inspection and Supervision Report, the audit watchdog is pleased with the progress the firm has made and the absence of serious deficiencies: In the 2020/21 public report, we concluded that the firm had […]

Pittsburgh Man Acquitted of Manslaughter In the Death of Deloitte Consultant

A jury in Honolulu reached a not guilty verdict on July 11 in the manslaughter trial of 39-year-old Pittsburgh resident Benjamin Fleming who was charged last year in the death of his college classmate and Deloitte Consulting employee Abhishek Gupta while the two vacationed with another friend in Hawaii. “I emphasized throughout the trial that […]

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Deloitte Survey: C-suite Execs are Burned Out, Delusional, and Lack Empathy (And Also Want to Quit)

There’s some new Deloitte research out this week and it is hi-lar-ious. It seems executives have absolutely no clue what their underlings are going through, mistakenly think they’re doing a good job of making said underlings think they care, oh and they too are stressed AF and thinking about quitting their jobs. Man, things are […]

Compensation Watch ’22: Deloitte Lifts the Lid on Raises (UPDATED)

[Updated post from June 6 with new data from Going Concern’s 2013 comp thread.] Big 4 compensation season kicked off a little more than a week ago when Deloitte employees got their comp statements and then proceeded to head over to r/accounting to whip it out and show it off for all to see. Since […]

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Deloitte Shares Unique Data on How Many Bullies and Perverts Used to Work for Them

Deloitte Australia has disclosed stats on workplace misconduct and revealed how many people got punted as a result of internal investigations reports Australian Financial Review: Deloitte has investigated 145 misconduct allegations over the past year and found more than half, or 80, were substantiated, leading to 20 employees being “exited” from the consulting firm. The […]

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Deloitte is Coming to Take PwC’s Consulting Crown in Australia

News is slow over here in the land of Coors and corn syrup, let’s take a quick trip to Oceania. Via AFR: Deloitte is challenging PwC’s place as the largest consultancy by revenue in Australia as the firm posts a 19 per cent jump in income to $2.5 billion in the year to May. The […]

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Deloitte Sued by Former Manager After the Partner She Was Banging Turned Weird and Stalkery (Allegedly)

Guys (and gals) I don’t know how many times we have to say this but please, please don’t bang people you work with. There are like three billion men or women in the world for you to pick from (6 billion if you’re bisexual heck yeah *high five*); more precisely there are 2.3 billion adults […]

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Deloitte Will Be the Next Big 4 Firm to Split Audit and Consulting, Says WSJ; Deloitte Denies

The rumor mill got fired up a mere 14 days ago when the Wall Street Journal reported EY was considering splitting its audit and advisory arms (pesky regulators and conflicts of interest and whatnot). As interns and accounting students who aren’t even going to Meet the Firms yet blew up social media asking what this […]

Former Deloitte CEO Is a Big Fan of ‘Smors’

No, Cathy Engelbert isn’t talking about the delicious summertime treat. She’s talking about “small moments of recovery.” “I learned this at Deloitte because when you’re running a firm of that size, you have to find time. We dubbed them smors. My EA used to put them on my calendar: Small moments of recovery. You need moments during […]

Simu Liu Thanks Deloitte Canada For Canning Him 10 Years Ago Today

Just spitballin’ here but I think getting fired from a Big 4 firm and no longer doing a job he hated worked out pretty well for the star of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Here is what Simu Liu posted on Instagram today: So is now-retired Deloitte partner Paul Gibbons the […]

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The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: Deloitte #24 (2022)

Today Fortune released its 25th installment of its 100 Best Companies to Work For, a ranking we’ve covered off and on for the past 12 years. And the No. 1 bestest company for 2022, according to Fortune, is Cysco Systems. Congrats to them. In the professional services category, notables include Accenture at No. 6, Protiviti […]

LinkedIn Must Have Noticed All of Those Cringey Posts About How Great It Is to Work At Deloitte

If you aren’t aware of said cringey LinkedIn posts from Deloitters, see Adrienne’s articles here and here. Here are a couple other examples: Anyhoo, based on all of the posts from butt-kissing Green Dotters (or not), Deloitte is one of LinkedIn’s top 50 companies in the US: In honor of being named a LinkedIn Top […]

Another Big 4 Executive Bites the Dust In the UK (UPDATE)

[UPDATE/Jason Bramwell] The Telegraph reported this past weekend that Deloitte UK gave its former diversity and inclusion chief, Dimple Agarwal, around £8 million last year after an internal investigation cleared her of bullying staff. Reports began to surface overseas on March 4, 2021, that she had resigned from Deloitte following the bullying accusations against her. […]

CF Montréal Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Part I

TIL Deloitte Canada had a former Canadian professional footballer in its partnership. Gabriel Gervais, 45, who joined Deloitte of the Canadian variety in 2009 and was admitted into the partnership in 2019, played for the Montreal Impact (now CF Montréal in the MLS) from 2002-08 when the club was part of the United Soccer League. […]

Homeless Guy Who Murdered Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager Michelle Go Won’t Be Going to Trial Anytime Soon

According to published reports, psychiatrists at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan determined after a medical evaluation that Martial Simon, the homeless man who killed 40-year-old Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager Michelle Go while she was waiting for a train inside the Times Square subway station on Jan. 9, is mentally unfit to stand trial. Simon, 61, didn’t […]

Here Are the 20 Richest Football Clubs In the World, According to Deloitte

The Walmart of professional services firms just released the latest installment of its Football Money League report, which profiles the financial performance of the highest revenue-generating clubs in the world of football … er, soccer. And here’s why all you hooligans should be interested in this year’s report, according to Deloitte: This year’s edition is […]

And Deloitte Makes Four

Well that’s that. All Final Four Horsemen of the Accounting Apocalypse have now announced they are abandoning their operations in Russia in response to Vlad Putin’s war against Ukraine. PwC and KPMG announced on Sunday they were cutting ties with their member firms in Russia, EY released a similar statement earlier this morning, and Deloitte […]

Bonus Watch ’22: Deloitte Tax Tries to Lock In Seniors and Managers For Two More Years By Dangling Retention Bonus

Another Deloitte practice is tempting its seniors and managers with a one-time lump-sum payment to try and keep them around a little while longer. A tipster told us: Seniors and managers in Deloitte Tax are eligible for a $20k retention bonus. They would have to pay it back if they leave before 2 years. Payouts […]

Vault 50: Deloitte Consulting Still Has the Prestige Factor Going For Them (2022)

Yesterday we recapped the 2022 Vault ranking of the best consulting firms to work for and the lack of a Big 4 presence in the top 10, including Deloitte Consulting, which went from fourth in 2020 (highest among the Big 4 consulting practices) to 11th in 2022. But despite Deloitte Consulting now paying the price […]

All This Question From Life at Deloitte Needs Is a Two-Word Answer

As people continue to leave the largest public accounting firms, including Deloitte, in droves because they feel undervalued and underpaid, the people who run the Life at Deloitte Twitter account must have their heads in the sand by asking this question the other day: What's YOUR favorite way of being thanked at work and at […]

KPMG Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Parts IV, V, and VI

There’s been quite a bit of poaching activity across the globe lately among the four horsemen of professional services firms, so here’s a quick recap of people who have left their green dots behind and joined the redheaded stepchild of the Big 4. In the UK, Serdar Cabuk joined KPMG as a partner in the […]

Scenes From the Candlelight Vigil In Honor of Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager Michelle Go

A candlelight vigil was held in Times Square last night in memory of Michelle Go, the 40-year-old Deloitte Consulting senior manager who was killed by a mentally ill homeless man last Saturday morning while waiting for a train inside the Times Square subway station. Here is a collection of photos and videos from last night’s […]

RIP Michelle Go, Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager Who Was Murdered In NYC Subway

I heard about this awful news over the weekend but didn’t realize until yesterday that the victim, 40-year-old Michelle Go, was part of our accounting stratosphere. The New York Times reported: On Saturday morning, Ms. Go left her apartment on the Upper West Side and was about to step onto a subway in Times Square […]

Deloitte Just Gave the Malaysian Government Several Wheelbarrows Full of Ringgit (UPDATE: KPMG Pays Up Too)

[Updated article originally posted on June 3, 2021 with additional information about KPMG settlement.] From the Ministry of Finance in Malaysia on June 3: The Government has received a settlement payment of RM336 million (US $80 million) related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) from Deloitte PLT. In a statement today, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) […]

New Clemson Athletic Director Is An Ex-Green Dotter

This is not your typical “life after Big 4” career move, but Graham Neff will likely make more money as the new director of athletics at Clemson University than he would had he ended up staying at Deloitte. Sports Illustrated reported: Before Clemson, Neff served two-plus years in several senior administrative roles at Middle Tennessee […]

What’s Up With Deloitters and the LinkedIn Cult Mentality?

The hashtag-laden digital fellatio of professional services firms continues. OK, first of all… no, you know what, never mind. I’m recalling something my mother told me once 33 years ago about not having anything nice to say. Who exactly was this for? Did he pass it to his manager on his last day? Will it […]

Compensation Watch ’21: Deloitte Puts Mid-Year Raises On the Table (NEW UPDATE)

[Updated on Dec. 14 with market adjustment message to employees, additional raise percentages.] Mid-year raises are definitely rolling out at Deloitte now that a comp thread has been created on Reddit. To recap, in late September, Deloitte CEO Joe Ucuzoglu told staff in an email (scroll down for the full text of Joe U.’s email) […]

Big 4 Item of the Week on eBay: Deloitte Haskins & Sells Luggage ID Tag

Now that air travel is starting to open up again for those of you in public accounting (I know, it’s mostly client and project dependent at this point), this week’s Big 4 Item of the Week on eBay is a must-have for all you longtime Deloitters. You’ll be the envy of your fellow business travelers […]

Deloitte Came Oh So Close to Having a Historically Low Audit Deficiency Rate

If it was any other year, champions of audit quality would be throwing Deloitte a ticker-tape parade for only having two glaring errors out of 53 audits inspected in the firm’s newly released 2020 PCAOB inspection report. But it was PwC auditors who were the ones pulling ticker-tape out of their hair while Deloitte was […]

We Get It Lady, You Work For Deloitte

There’s a disturbing social media trend afoot, and no it’s not sex workers claiming to be accountants on TikTok. Over the last few years, LinkedIn has gone from a useful tool for professional networking to Letters to Penthouse for business. Y’all know what I mean. The long, rambling posts littered with hashtags — often written […]

Bonus Watch ’21: Deloitte’s Audit Practice Is Trying to Nip This ‘Great Resignation’ Thing In the Bud By Offering Retention Bonuses

There’s a firm that finally gets it when it comes to giving employees of one of its core lines of service a reason not to join the mass exodus that is going on right now in the Big 4. It’s not promoting some fictitiously great company culture. It’s not giving employees Omaha Steaks or 1-800-Flowers […]

Deloitte Canada Fined $350,000 By the PCAOB For Fudging Audit Workpapers

Someone lit a fire under the asses of those who work in the PCAOB enforcement division because they issued seven disciplinary orders to audit firms and accountants from Sept. 22 to Sept. 30. One of those firms was Deloitte Canada. Compliance Week reported: The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on Wednesday [Sept. 29] imposed […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Deloitte Admits 169 New Partners and Principals In the US

The smell of new partners and principals still permeates the air at the biggest of the Big 4, as Joe Ucuzoglu recently gave his blessing to the newest class of rainmakers at Deloitte. This latest class (technically the class of FY 2022) is 35% larger than last year’s class at Deloitte and 13% larger than […]

Don’t Worry About Deloitte Partners In the UK, They’re Doing Just Fine

The Financial Times yesterday wrote about the rich getting richer at the Queen’s Deloitte: Deloitte’s UK partners will receive an average payout of about £1m after the accounting firm’s profits rebounded from a pandemic slump last year, helped by the sale of its restructuring division. The share of profits to 700 equity partners is the […]

Compensation Watch ’21: Deloitte Staff Gets Some Encouraging News About Raises and Promotions (NEW UPDATE)

(Updated post from July 14 with a comparison of average raise percentages per promotion from 2020 and 2016.) In July we took a look at how raises this year at PwC compared to 2019 and 2017 because they were hyped up so much by PwCers on the usual chatter sites, and for the most part, […]

Deloitte Is the First Big 4 Firm to Clear $50 Billion In Global Revenue

Big 4 revenue bragging season is officially underway with Deloitte being the first out of the gate. But before we get to Deloitte’s haul for fiscal year 2021, let’s recap last year’s global revenue results: Deloitte: +3.9% to $47.6 billion PwC: +1.4% to $43 billion EY: +2.3% to $37.2 billion KPMG: -1.8% to $29.2 billion […]

Even a Marvel Superhero Knows How Horrible Working at a Big 4 Firm Can Be

“I remember being in the offices of Deloitte, counting down the seconds until five o’clock, or whatever time it would be that I could finally leave, and just feeling miserable every day at the office. Feeling like I wasn’t where I wanted to be.” — Simu Liu, star of the new Marvel film Shang-Chi and […]

KPMG Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Part III

We haven’t heard or seen anything about the Big 4 exodus being as big of a thing in the UK as it is in the US, but it seems like there’s been a slight uptick in the amount of Big 4 hopping going on across the pond. The latest is Daniel Barry joining the partnership […]

Beginning October 11, You Won’t Get Into Deloitte US Offices Without a COVID Vaccine

In a firmwide email today, Deloitte US announced that the firm is strongly suggesting its 113,257 people get their Rona jabs if they haven’t already, and should they not do so, they can expect to be shut out from Deloitte offices beginning October 11. The “no shirt, no shoes, no vaccine, no service” policy has […]

Deloitte Doesn’t Want to Play In the Sandbox with the Big Law Kids Right Now

“We are monitoring these developments. At this point in time, though, we just don’t believe it’s practical to enter the practice of law.” — Steve Kimble, CEO of Deloitte Tax in the U.S., said in an interview with Bloomberg Law about the possibility of Deloitte stomping around Big Law’s turf in the States. What developments […]

Deloitte Poaches Someone From PwC and Issues a Press Release, Part V

Not in Australia this time around. In today edition of “Big 4-on-Big 4 Poaching From Around the World,” we head across the Atlantic where the Queen’s Deloitte has nabbed a longtime PwCer and magically turned her into a partner: Deloitte in the UK has hired Kanika Mehta as their latest Partner to join their Transaction Services team, after […]

Deloitte U.S. CEO Joe Ucuzoglu Says Give Your People What They Want Or You’ll Lose Them

Y’all the Great Resignation has scared the pants off of corporate America. No longer can they get away with teasing ping-pong tables and elusive “work-life balance” that we all know is heavy on the work but light on the life. Go figure, once going to the grocery store could literally kill you, it’s like everyone […]

Deloitte Poaches Someone From PwC and Issues a Press Release, Part IV

Yesterday we told you about the big poaching spree by Deloitte Australia, as the firm recently added six new partners to its risk advisory business. Most of that kontingent is komprised of soon-to-be former KPMGers who will officially join Deloitte in October. But another one of the six came from P to the W to […]

Deloitte Poaches Someone From KPMG and Issues a Press Release, Parts I, II, III, and IV

Damn, Deloitte Australia got quite the haul recently from the Australian House of Klynveld, nabbing four KPMGers—two partners and two directors—who will join Big D’s risk advisory business starting in October. That is some hardcore poaching. Australian Financial Review reported on July 27: Daniel Houseman, 42, is joining Deloitte as a partner from October. Mr Houseman is […]

Not the Onion: Deloitte Is Using Spoken Word Poetry to Teach Its Employees About Climate Change

Not sure if you heard but the giant rock we all call home is in trouble. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, and I don’t have to tell you that the weather has been absolutely terrifying the last few years. The good news is it’s looking more and more like the Earth will give […]

Ex-Deloitte Australia Partner Says The Olds Still Got Game

“I think the whole industry should simply do away with any age-based retirement policy. I don’t think older partners perform any differently. These days people still have got a lot to offer as they get older. They’ve got a lot of experience, they’ve got a lot of know-how. They can be up with trends in […]

Did This Deloitte U.K. Partner Unjustly Rip Young Staffers, Or Did He Speak the Truth?

“Now, if you want to do what you want [with your time] I suggest that you become millionaires, authors or bums. Failing that, I would like to emphasize the rules of the road for scheduling.” — Alexander Curry, partner and U.K. lead of Deloitte’s strategy and business design practice, Monitor Deloitte, in an internal email […]

Rhode Island Just Can’t Quit Deloitte

And all it took was an apology for Rhode Island to fall back in love with Deloitte. “They did apologize, quite frankly, with me directly for that time frame when things were really very disruptive,” Gov. Dan McKee said of Deloitte. Much like its relationship with the state of Florida, Deloitte Consulting’s relationship with the […]

Layoff Watch ’21: Many Deloitte U.K. Executive Assistants Could Soon Be On the Chopping Block

After EY, KPMG, and PwC in the U.K. recently told their employees they only had to come to the office or go to client sites two, maybe three days a week once pandemic restrictions are lifted while allowing them to work from home the rest of the time, Deloitte decided to do them one better. […]

Deloitte Poaches Someone From PwC and Issues a Press Release, Part III

Tom Carter had been away from Deloitte for about two and a half years, so now that he’s back, I’m sure there were a few new people in his office or on his team that he was Deloitted to meet for the first time yesterday. In today edition of “Big 4-on-Big 4 Poaching From Around […]

Deloitte Poaches Someone From EY and Issues a Press Release, Part III

Across the pond, Deloitte recently announced that it had promoted 79 Green Dotters to partner, an increase of 18% over last year. Of those new partners, 24 are women. Unfortunately, Deloitte U.K. didn’t release the names of its new chosen ones, but presumably Nicola Wright’s name would have been on that list. Wright got her […]

PwC Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Parts II and III

When PwC released the names of its 94 newest principals earlier this month, Stefan Zorn and Sanjib Mukherjee weren’t on the list. Maybe because they were external hires and not promoted internally? I dunno. But Zorn and Mukherjee both recently bolted Deloitte as managing directors to become principals at the House of Ryan. Zorn recently […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Here Are the 14 Newest Deloitte Consulting Partners In India

The newly minted partners at Deloitte Consulting in India started their sweet gigs a couple months ago. The firm didn’t put out a press release about their achievement, but fortunately President Romal Shetty gushed about the 12 men and two women on LinkedIn. Here’s the group of 14 at Deloitte India who will finally get […]

Deloitte Is Currently Recruiting Chads With Yee Yee Ass Haircuts

Imagine my surprise when innocently browsing Reddit while on the can the other night and stumbling across the r/justfuckmyshitup x Deloitte crossover I never knew I needed. Some highlights from the comments: Don’t get this haircut and definitely don’t work at Deloitte either. You ever heard of wlb? It’s obviously a large firm with many […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Deloitte Canada Adds 29 New Partners

While these 29 individuals at Deloitte Canada were promoted to partner at the beginning of the year, it’s not too late to recognize this class of 16 men and 13 women for their unyielding love of all things D-town. Among service lines, consulting leads the way with 15 new partners, followed by tax and legal […]

EY Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Parts III and IV

In today’s edition of “Big 4-on-Big 4 Poaching From Around the World,” EY has added a couple of ex-Green Dotters to its partnership ranks in the U.K. and Australia. David Bowen announced on LinkedIn in early May that he would be leaving Deloitte U.K. to become a partner and lead EY’s family office advisory services […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Deloitte Australia Admits 70 to the Partnership

The smell of new partners is in the air in Australia, as the Australian Financial Review recently reported on the 70 newest rainmakers at Deloitte. Of the 70 new partners who officially get promoted on July 1, 35 work in consulting, 12 in audit and assurance, eight in financial advisory, six in risk advisory, six […]

EY Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Part II

In today’s edition of “Big 4-on-Big 4 Poaching From Around the World,” we head to London where Jill Trafford finally got an invitation to participate in games Big 4 partners play. She announced her promotion at EY on LinkedIn earlier this month: With EY dangling a promotion to partner, Trafford decided to dip from her […]

Deloitte Poaches Someone From PwC and Issues a Press Release, Part II

After spending 15 years working at PwC in the U.K., Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed Serokh has joined the Big 4 firm with the most valuable brand in professional services: Big D. Because the PR wizards at Deloitte Middle East hadn’t yet sent out a media release announcing Serokh as the firm’s newest […]

Guy Would Rather Play Pickleball Than Spend One More Minute Working at Deloitte

Working at the Big 4 has gotten so bad that one auditor, Zane Navratil, decided to become a professional pickleballer instead of continuing his public accounting career at Deloitte. Spectrum News 1 reported: In July 2020, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, Navratil decided he was going to quit his day job as an […]

Turnover at Deloitte Must Be Pretty Bad If They’re Trying to Recruit People They Kicked to the Curb a Year Ago

A screenshot of a LinkedIn post by an ex-Deloitte employee made its way to our inbox this morning: BTW, this person is currently employed and no longer works in public accounting. Now that people are voluntarily leaving the Big 4 en masse, desperate times call for desperate measures, I guess. Related articles: Layoff Watch ’20: […]

Pittsburgh Man Who Was Strangled to Death By a Friend In Hawaii Worked For Deloitte Consulting (UPDATE)

It’s been several weeks since we wrote about the Hawaiian vacation amongst three friends that turned deadly, so let’s catch you up on the latest. First, Benjamin Fleming of Pittsburgh, who was charged with manslaughter in the death of his friend and Carnegie Mellon University classmate Abhishek Gupta, who worked for Deloitte Consulting, was allowed […]

RIP Greg Pellegrino, Deloitte Executive Branch Affairs Leader

Very sad news out of Virginia as we learned this morning that longtime Deloitte Government & Public Sector Principal Greg Pellegrino died after a single-car accident in Loudoun County, VA, on April 25. He was 55 years old. According to Patch.com, the accident occurred at the intersection of Lime Kiln Road and Snickersville Turnpike. The […]

The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: Deloitte #34 (2021)

Earlier this month, Fortune came out with its latest installment of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, and the biggest surprise is who didn’t make this year’s list. After a three-year run, Crowe fell out of the top 100. Why? We can only speculate, but with a big focus by Fortune this year on […]

Believe It or Not, Deloitte and EY Have Some Prestige In the Banking World

It’s a given every year that the Big 4 firms will end up in Vault’s rankings of the best and the most prestigious accounting and consulting firms to work for. But banking? Yeah, last year I found out that’s a thing, for Deloitte and EY anyway. In Vault’s 2020 Banking 50, Deloitte Corporate Finance was […]

Deloitte Consultant Not Charged In the Death of a Pittsburgh Man Following an Altercation In Hawaii

[Updated on April 2 with additional information.] A consultant with Deloitte was released from jail and not charged with a crime following an altercation that turned deadly between roommates at a vacation rental complex in Hawaii earlier this week. Benjamin Fleming, 37, of Pittsburgh was charged with manslaughter on March 30 in the death of […]

Another Big 4 Firm Sticks It to Women

[Updated on March 25 with information on the leading CEO candidate at Deloitte Australia.] You can cross EY Oceania off the list of potential landing spots for a woman CEO of a Big 4 firm, as David Larocca, currently the managing partner of EY Oceania’s Strategy and Transactions business, will take the reins from CEO […]

Bonus Watch ’21: At Least Deloitte U.K. Gave Its Employees Money As a Thank You Gift Instead of a Lame Pizza Party

For some reason Big 4 partners think buying their capital market servants pizza will make everything all better. Here, have a free slice of pepperoni or two as a token of our appreciation for working those 80-plus hours last week. Your employees are adults, not elementary school children. But some of my favorite public accounting-related […]

If You Asked Unemployed Californians Their Favorite Big 4 Firm It Definitely Isn’t Deloitte

In case you’ve been out of the loop — which we hope you are since it likely means you’ve managed to stay gainfully employed throughout this past dumpster fire of a year — Deloitte has gotten quite a bit of hate of late over their handling of certain state unemployment systems. The most notorious has […]

It’s Bonus Bonanza Time at Deloitte and PwC In India

Nearly a week after Deloitte in India said it would give all employees either a bonus or a straightforward increase in salary this month as the firm bounces back from a pandemic-related malaise, PwC leaders in India are also sharing the wealth with employees as a “token of appreciation” for hanging in there during the […]

Deloitte Australia CEO Resigns, Says Leading Firm Through Pandemic ‘Has Come At Some Personal Cost’

In an announcement that reportedly stunned Deloitte Australia partners and staff, CEO Richard Deutsch resigned today after spending two and a half years on the job, the Australian Financial Review reported. “After a difficult and unprecedented year and following much personal reflection, today I announced my resignation as CEO,” Mr Deutsch told partners and staff […]

Dysfunctional Couple Deloitte and the State of Florida Share a Victory In Court

On the same day Deloitte Consulting executives were taking haymakers from Florida senators during a hearing on the recent failures of the state’s unemployment system that the firm built, Deloitte and the state of Florida scored a win in the courtroom as a circuit judge threw out a class-action lawsuit against the toxic couple over […]

Guy Suing Deloitte Australia Can’t Believe Everyone At the Firm Is Giving Him the Cold Shoulder

“[This is] in circumstances where my client is finding it very difficult to remain in the partnership and has lost the trust of his partners.” — Paul Moorhouse, the lawyer representing Deloitte Australia partner Colin Brown, said in federal court on March 5. Brown, an audit partner, is accusing Deloitte of age discrimination by unfairly […]

Some Florida Lawmakers Do Not Want Deloitte Consulting Hanging Around No More

While a circuit judge in Leon County in Florida still has to decide whether a potential class-action lawsuit against the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity and Deloitte Consulting over the shoddy and problematic unemployment benefits system D-town built and installed will continue, Florida senators are pushing forward a bill that would penalize companies (cough, Deloitte, […]

Deloitte Is Doing a Much Better Job Lately of Not Screwing Up Audits

While PwC waits with bated breath for the PCAOB to release the firm’s 2020 inspection report so it can presumably take an audit quality victory lap around the other Big 4 firms, Deloitte can at least say it has had the lowest audit failure rates among the Big 4 the past three years. For the […]

EY Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Part I

If there’s one way to describe the hiring practices at Big 4 firms it would be “turnabout is fair play.” For example, when one former KPMGer strolls through the doors to start his or her new job at PwC, there’s always another person who just left P. Dubs for a new role at the Radio […]

Promotion Watch ’20: Deloitte Australia Adds 43 to Partnership

That’s right, 26 men and 17 women now have a seat at the big kids table at Deloitte Australia. The lucky Green Dotters are: Andrea Abusah, Consulting Tom Alstein, Consulting Heidi Armin-Grimm, Tax & Legal Michael Barone, Tax & Legal Luke Bates, Financial Advisory Nick Bright, Financial Advisory Nicholas Brischetto, Risk Advisory Susan Brown, Consulting Brandon […]

You Know It’s a Slow Time of Year When Life at Deloitte Is Tweeting Out Recipes

Now your home can smell all greasy like the Deloitte University cafeteria all year long. Many of you asked for it and here it is – the recipe for #DeloitteU’s hash brown cheese casserole! This simple dish is sure to make your holiday mornings special. We’re wishing you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous […]

Don’t Worry Everyone, Deloitte Says Everything Is Fine After SolarWinds Hack

From the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 21: Deloitte, infected in late June according to the Journal’s analysis, said in a statement it “has taken steps to address” the malware but hasn’t “observed indications of unauthorized access to our systems at this time.” Along with Deloitte, a WSJ analysis revealed that the suspected Russian hackers […]

Bonus Watch ’20: Oh Right, Deloitte U.S. Employees Got a Bonus Before the Holidays Too

Yesterday we posted a short article about the holiday bonuses that were recently bestowed on employees of EY U.S. EY Canada, which was either $750 or $1,500 depending on rank. (Although EY U.S. employees found out earlier today they are getting mid-year raises. More on that here.) Our lone commenter thus far on the EY […]

Layoff Watch ’20: What In the World Is Happening at Deloitte Canada? (NEW UPDATE)

[Updated on Dec. 14 with additional information.] Heard through the grapevine recently that a third round of job cuts happened at Deloitte Canada in October. A source told us: They did it on a rolling basis in the entire month across service lines. They probably did this in advance of the new hires starting in […]

Deloitte U.S. Delivery Center Employees Should Get the Same Parental Leave Perks As Everyone Else

I am an employee of the Deloitte U.S. firm. I am part of the consulting practice through their U.S. Delivery Center (USDC) model. We work closely with core consultants for Deloitte, often on the same project teams operating at the same level. USDC practitioners have travel capped at 20-30% and our three offices are located […]

Deloitte Consultants Are Wannabe Nerds Who Aren’t Sexy, Says Woman

“Hot and nice nerds have always been sexy, this does not elevate Deloitte consultants who think they’re nerds because they studied poly sci at Upenn.” — Katrina Schmidt, a resident of Washington, DC, when asked her thoughts on MSNBC political analyst and election night “map guy” Steve Kornacki being named one of People’s Sexiest Men […]

Deloitte Australia Secures Bragging Rights As ‘First Big 4 Firm Not to Totally F*ck Staff Cuz Rona or Something’

In a Wednesday message to staff, Deloitte Australia CEO Richard Deutsch shared the good news that although the firm had instituted pay cuts earlier in the year when no one really knew how bad things might get, they’re pulling a Mike Ehrmantraut and making their guys (and gals) whole. Financial Review reports: Big four consulting […]

RSM Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Part I

Welp, after 19 years of monotony working at Deloitte, Ryan Haggerty will now be doing the same ol’ tedious stuff at the Philly office of RSM US. We’re just kidding, Ryan. You’re probably having much more fun being on Zoom calls for RSM than for Deloitte: RSM US LLP has further strengthened its health care […]

Deloitte Rules the Windy City Once Again

There are a few things those of us who live in and around Chicago can count on every single year: bad Chicago Bears quarterbacks, the Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day, a new lineup of Goose Island Bourbon County stouts on Black Friday, and Deloitte being Chicago’s largest accounting firm. The Green Dot […]

The Financial Reporting Council Felt the Need to Give Deloitte U.K. a Fine For Bad Audit Quality Control

Did you know there is a giant wheel with the names of the six largest accounting firms in Britain—PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, BDO, and Grant Thornton—in a hidden room at the Financial Reporting Council’s office? When the mood strikes them, FRC employees will gather round the big wheel and place bets as the wheel is […]

Deloitte Will Owe a Group of Female Workers In Tennessee $275,000 to Get the DOL Off Its Back

Deloitte has spent a lot of time lately fending off legal claims from former employees. But today, Big D threw in the towel and settled claims of wage discrimination at a Deloitte Services office in the Nashville area by agreeing to pay $275,000 in back wages and interest to 34 female employees. According to the […]

BDO Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Parts III and IV

BDO of the Australian variety recently snagged a couple of partners from the Green Dot. First, former BDO audit partner John Bresolin got his old job back following a two-year stint as a partner at Deloitte in Sydney. BDO Sydney Managing Partner Grant Saxon said Bresolin started his career with BDO as a cadet in […]

Life at Deloitte Is Obviously Sick of DoorDash and Pining For DU Cafeteria Food

Damn you, ’Rona! One of the things our people remember about the #DeloitteU experience is the amazing food. What’s your favorite food at DU? pic.twitter.com/4nrfkryuC6 — Life at Deloitte US (@lifeatdeloitte) October 27, 2020 Related article: Brisket, Blueberries Some of the Best Fare at Deloitte University: Sources

Promotion Watch ’20: Deloitte Adds 195 New Managing Directors

Let’s pass out the cupcakes and green Kool-Aid, and celebrate Deloitte’s new class of managing directors for FY 2021: Bhawna Agarwal, Tax, Deloitte Tax LLP, Jersey City Jon Allred, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Salt Lake City Aaron B. Bairani, Tax, Deloitte Tax LLP, Chicago Melissa Balmer, General Counsel, Deloitte LLP, Stamford Megan […]

Florida Gives Deloitte Consulting a Happy Ending

The saga between Florida and Deloitte Consulting—a relationship bizarre enough to be reported by TMZ or covered by Perez Hilton—keeps on keeping on, as the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration is going ahead with Big D on a potential $135 million contract to overhaul Florida’s Medicaid data system, according to the Tampa Bay Times. […]

Number of the Day: 1,114

That’s how many consultants Deloitte UK has deployed to work on a coronavirus contact tracing project for the UK government. Some other notable numbers: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has engaged the services of other consultants from McKinsey, BCG, PWC, KPMG and EY as well however the number of consultants from all […]