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

Becoming a Big 4 partner is often seen as the pinnacle of achievement for any accountant or consultant and for good reason. The ‘Partner’ title, especially in one of the Big 4 firms, brings with it a lot of perceived status and undoubted financial rewards. While these reasons alone are more than enough to drive…

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.  Almost all of them will say yes, unequivocally. Who doesn’t want the status, glory and rewards of partnership? However, do they really know what it means?  Do you? Let’s have a look at…

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

How to make partner in a Big 4 accounting firm (EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC) To make partner in a big 4 accounting firm (EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC) is often seen as the pinnacle of achievement for an Accountant or Consultant. However, many talented professionals fail to make it to partner at a Big…

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) 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. However, many talented professionals fail to make it to partner at a Big…

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

Working in Big 4 or Mid Tier Firms – what are the differences? Working for one of the Big 4 – KPMG, EY, Deloitte, or PwC – is often seen as the best career for accountancy and consultancy professionals. It’s certainly great for the CV, but how different is the experience from working in a…

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…

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.)

In this blog post I answer the question, “how much do I need to buy-in at a Big 4 firm. From the Big 4 (KPMG, PWC, E&Y, Deloitte) down to the smallest firms, acceptance as an equity partner means you will need to resign as an employee, become self-employed, and invest some capital into your firm. This…

What size of client portfolio will I need to build as a partner in the Big 4?
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What size of client portfolio will I need to build as a partner in the Big 4?

It is now extremely rare for a partnership to make someone up to partner who does not have the potential to be a work winner for the practice. After all, no partnership wants to dilute it’s profits by promoting people to partner who are technical specialists and can’t win work. Therefore, regardless of whether you…

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