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PwC Admits 212 New Partners and Principals in U.S.

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I think this year’s new PwC partners should feel extra special on their day of recognition because it also happens to be National Doughnut Day. Even if you NEVER eat doughnuts, I think you can forgo discipline for the day the world learns that you’ve become a partner at PwC.

This marks the second year where PwC publicly announced the class and threw their gorgeous smiles (and a few frowns) on their website. I think the days of Going Concern dumping the list in these pages FIRST are officially over, and that’s fine. The rest of the Big 4 will come around before their New York offices are under water. Until then, you can still send us the list when it comes out.

This PwC class isn’t as big as 2016’s 226, but it’s still the second largest since we’ve been reporting on partner promotions. A quick refresher: There were 201 partners in the 2015 class, 180 in 2014, 157 in 2013, 165 in 2012, 136 in 2011, and 83 in 2010.

More details:

  • Forty-two of the new partners come from the New York office. Chicago has 19, Boston 17, McLean, Va. 14, and Atlanta 13. San Jose and
  • For lines of service, the tax practice saw the most new partners with 77. Assurance had 74, advisory 60, and Internal Firm Services had one.
  • I count 66 women, 31% of the class. That’s consistent with the last two years. I’m checking with PwC on other diversity stats.
  • Tim Ryan is proud.
  • There appears to be some sort of strange PwC branded champagne.

Seriously, though, congrats to all the new partners. It’s a huge milestone. I’m sure of these new PwC partners have been reading Going Concern long enough to remember when they thought being a partner was an awful idea. And now that you are partners, don’t work so hard that you don’t have time to stop by now and then or every day, whatever your schedule will allow.

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