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Is the leverage model in my office all screwed up?

I just took a look at the roster for my tax group at my Big 4 office. We have:

  • 12 Partners/Directors
  • 12 Managers/Senior Manager
  • 14 Seniors
  • 15 Staff

Since prep/detailed review takes way more time than substantive review/shooting the shit with clients, is our staffing model all fucked up? It just seems weird that there are so many PPDs selling with nobody doing the actual grunt work for the clients they bring in.

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