What to prioritise in your first 3 months as Partner
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What to prioritise in your first 3 months as Partner

After years of hard work and dedication, you’ve finally reached the mountain top – you’ve been named partner. However, the trouble with achieving these huge career goals is that we often don’t know what to do next. You see, once the celebrations come to a close, many people begin to notice their anxieties creeping in,…

New partner buy-in: Everything you need to know
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New partner buy-in: Everything you need to know

A milestone of making partner is paying the new partner buy-in fee. However, with such a huge sum of money, this can be quite a nerve-wracking step (especially since it may require you to take out a mortgage-sized loan *gulp*). To help ease any worries when it comes to the buy-in process, here is everything…

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How to grow your profile among the partners and influencers in your firm (even when most people are not in the office every day)

Shouldn’t the best candidate for partnership always get to partner? While the obvious answer is yes, that isn’t always the reality. It is fairly common to hear about partners sitting around the table, openly acknowledging that a candidate has a very strong Business Case, will credibly lead their part of the firm, and is very likely…

10 tips to ace your presentation to your partnership selection panel
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10 tips to ace your presentation to your partnership selection panel

Part of your firm’s partnership admission process in your journey to make partner will probably involve a presentation of your business case and personal case for partnership to a selection of partners. These partners are typically some of the most influential in the partnership. Nerve-wracking stuff! This blog post will give you ten tips to…

Your top six priorities when you are successful in the partnership admissions vote
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Your top six priorities when you are successful in the partnership admissions vote

Firstly, well done for making it to partner! You have probably made the biggest and toughest step up you are ever going to make in your career. In the few months before your appointment to partner becomes permanent, you have some essential activities to see to. Here is what to do after you make partner…

What happens after the partnership vote?
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What happens after the partnership vote?

The Partnership Vote signals the end of Partner Track, and regardless of where you ended up, you have work to do! In this article, we outline the steps you need to take whether you were successful in the vote or you won’t be making partner this time around. *This blog is an excerpt from chapter…

How to pick yourself up if you are unsuccessful in the partnership admissions vote
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How to pick yourself up if you are unsuccessful in the partnership admissions vote

“We regret to inform you that you were unsuccessful in the partnership admissions vote…” If you are reading this article because you have just been told you are not going to make partner this time around, I feel for you. Whether you expected it or not, it’s a blow to the ego and I’m guessing…

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…

Why you need to do your due diligence on a firm before buying in (and how to do it!)
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Why you need to do your due diligence on a firm before buying in (and how to do it!)

Does anyone really do their due diligence on a firm before buying in? If you are like nearly every other person in professional services, the day you get offered partnership will be one of the best days of your career. What you won’t be thinking about when the offer comes through is, “how solvent is…

How to be seen as ‘partner ready’ by becoming a member of the club
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How to be seen as ‘partner ready’ by becoming a member of the club

Shouldn’t the best candidate for partnership always get to partner? While the obvious answer is yes, that isn’t always the reality. It is fairly common to hear about partners sitting around the table, openly acknowledging that a candidate has a very strong Business Case, will credibly lead their part of the firm, and is very…

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