How do I become a partner at the Big 4? The definitive guide
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How do I become a partner at the Big 4? The definitive guide

I know if I had stayed at E&Y and made it to partner, I would have been a very rich man. Someone in my network said this to me recently and I agreed. Becoming a Big 4 partner is often seen as the pinnacle of achievement for any accountant or consultant and for good reason….

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…

How to make partner at a Big 4 firm? (part 2)
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How to make partner at a Big 4 firm? (part 2)

Why do professionals want to know how to make partner at a Big 4 firm? How to make partner at a Big 4 firm? This is often seen as the pinnacle of achievement for any accountant or consultant; a title that many strive for throughout their whole career. In the last part of this two-part…

Working for a Big 4 accounting firm: the ultimate pros and cons list
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Working for a Big 4 accounting firm: the ultimate pros and cons list

Struggling with the decision of whether to work for a Big 4 firm or a regional firm? It may be many accountants’ dream to work for one of the Big 4, but that doesn’t mean that it is necessarily the right path for you. As with everything in life, there are benefits and drawbacks of…

5 things you need to prove if you want to move from director to partner in a Big 4 firm
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5 things you need to prove if you want to move from director to partner in a Big 4 firm

I have been privileged to help several senior managers in a Big 4 make it to Director and then help them along their way to Partner. In this article, ‘Partner versus Director,’ I share what I have learnt along the way, in particular, what is the difference between a Big 4 partner versus director. Big 4…

When to say No (or yes) to extra responsibilities at work
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When to say No (or yes) to extra responsibilities at work

Many Big 4 firms and law firms expect their senior managers, directors, senior associates and legal directors to take on extra responsibilities at work. These are normally non-chargeable responsibilities which will take you away from the day job. The reality is that it is not optional to take on these responsibilities. However, these extra responsibilities…

How to make partner at a Big 4 firm? (part 2)
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How to make partner at a Big 4 firm? (part 2)

Why do professionals want know how to make partner at a Big 4 firm? How to make partner at a Big 4 firm? This is often seen as the pinnacle of achievement for any accountant or consultant. In the last part of this two part article series, I dig into exactly how to make partner…

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