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December 8, 2022

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Sounds Like the EY Split is Going Forward Whether Partners Want It to Or Not

EY Global Managing Partner Andy Baldwin was on a Reuters Breakingviews podcast recently and in the interview — besides suggesting that other Big 4 firms will follow EY’s lead toward a split despite these other firms saying they have no plans to do that — he made it sound like the split is happening one […]

Guy May Have Gone Through Puberty While Working At KPMG

“Well, I’m KPMG man and boy. I actually did engineering at university and then decided that I wanted to get a business qualification alongside that, so I joined the KPMG audit team in Glasgow and did my charted accountant training there. And then post-qualifying I moved into our transaction services team in order to implement […]

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 […]

PwC Chairman Bob Moritz Says Heat Stroke Is Good for Your Career

Whelp, better get the trophies, as this is without a doubt the worst anecdote ever: Heat-tested in Texas. Here’s a great story about the importance of being agile and learning all you can from the opportunities you’re presented with. Early in her career, one of my partners at PwC was assigned to our Houston office. […]

Advice From a Partner On How To Make Partner For Those Who Don’t Want to Be Partner

We now present to you, dear GC readers, the third of our potential Going Concern freelancer submissions. Let's give Andrew a "warm" GC welcome! There were four of us in the car at the time.  I was the senior; there was a staff person, the manager, and the engagement partner.  It was a second or […]