September 24, 2020

PwC US Admits 226 New Partners and Principals

For the last several years, we've enjoyed announcing the new PwC partners in these pages. We've always managed to spoil the surprise but this year, it seems that the firm has beat us to the punch, rolling out the 2016 class on their website along with headshots, market, home office and line of service. We don't mind that they shared the news first, frankly, they should've been doing it this way all along. In fact, they threw up last year's class for good measure.

I don't know of any other firms (Big 4 or otherwise) that announce their partners in this fashion, so until they do, drop us your firm's list when they're announced internally.

In any case, there are 226 partners in this year's class. The size of each class has grown every year except one since Going Concern started covering partner promotions. There were 201 partners in the 2015 class, 180 in 2014, 157 in 2013, 165 in 2012, 136 in 2011, and 83 in 2010.

Here are some numbers:

  • The New York office had the most new partners with 47, followed by Chicago with 20 and Boston with 18. Dallas and Atlanta round out the top 5 with 15 and 14 respectively.
  • The line of service breakdown is: Assurance: 86; Tax: 71; Advisory: 68; Internal Firm Services: 1.
  • 44% of this year's class are women and minorities.

Congratulations to all the new PwC partners and principals. Now the real fun begins, right?

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