How to Make the Move From Industry Into Practice
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How to Make the Move From Industry Into Practice

It’s not uncommon for individuals in industry to want to realign their goals and aim for partnership. However, if you want to successfully facilitate this career change, you must first consider a) if this is the right decision for you and b) how you intend to transition from industry to practice. Throughout this article, we…

Seven massive differences between working for Big 4 and Mid-Tier firms
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Seven massive differences between working for Big 4 and Mid-Tier firms

Working in mid-tier accounting firms vs big 4 – what are the differences? This is an important question to address for many Accountants and Consultants. especially those looking for the best opportunity. Why? Because their decision could be the difference between them being stuck on the ladder or progressing in their careers so that they make…

How do I become a partner at the Big 4? The 5 must-dos
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How do I become a partner at the Big 4? The 5 must-dos

How do I become partner at a Big 4 firm? This is the big question! Making partner is often seen as the pinnacle of achievement for any accountant or consultant; a title that many strive for throughout their whole career. Like most of the partner track, however, knowing how to get there is shrouded in…

9 secrets of directors who successfully made it to Partner in a Big 4 firm
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9 secrets of directors who successfully made it to Partner in a Big 4 firm

How to move from director to partner at a Big 4 firm (EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC) Want to know how to get a promotion to partner? Making partner at a Big 4 accounting or consulting firm (EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC) is often seen as the pinnacle of achievement for an Accountant or Consultant….

What does it really mean to make partner? You may be surprised!
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What does it really mean to make partner? You may be surprised!

Ask any fresh-faced graduate in a professional services firm, (all the way up to Big 4) whether they want to make partner and I’m sure you’ll hear a resounding “YES.” Almost all of them will say yes, unequivocally. I mean, who doesn’t want the status, glory and rewards of partnership? Ask them “what does it…

Big 4 vs Mid Tier: What are the key differences?
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Big 4 vs Mid Tier: What are the key differences?

“Big 4 vs Mid Tier – which will be better for my career?” It’s a question that has taxed many graduates. To answer it, I previously wrote about the differences between working for a Big 4 firm and a Mid Tier Firm, however, I specifically compared to Mid Tier firms below the top 10 accounting…

9 secrets of Directors who successfully made it to Partner in a Big 4 firm – part 1
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9 secrets of Directors who successfully made it to Partner in a Big 4 firm – part 1

How to make partner at a Big 4 firm (EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC) Want to know what it takes to make partner at a Big 4 firm such as EY, Deloitte, KPMG, and PwC? Making partner at such a huge accounting or consulting firm is the ultimate accomplishment for an Accountant or Consultant, however,…

9 secrets of Directors who successfully made it to Partner in a Big 4 firm – part 2
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9 secrets of Directors who successfully made it to Partner in a Big 4 firm – part 2

Want to know what it takes to become a partner at a Big 4 firm such as EY, Deloitte, KPMG, and PwC? Making partner at such a huge accounting or consulting firm is the ultimate accomplishment for an Accountant or Consultant, however, many talented professionals fail to make the cut. To help give you the…

How long does it take to become a partner at a Big 4?
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How long does it take to become a partner at a Big 4?

It’s a question that most junior members of a firm want to ask: “How long does it take to make partner?” It’s even more difficult to answer. You can work all your life and still only reach the position of a Director or you could defy the odds and make partner by the age of…

How much do I need to buy-in as partner at the Big 4? (It’s not as much as you think.)
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How much do I need to buy-in as partner at the Big 4? (It’s not as much as you think.)

What is a partner ‘buy-in?’ How does a partner buy-in work? How much do I need to buy-in as partner at a Big 4 firm? These are all questions that I answer in this blog post. What is a partner buy-in? From the Big 4 (KPMG, PWC, E&Y, Deloitte) down to the smallest firms, acceptance…

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