The path to partner can be faster and easier than is often reported. In fact, it took one partner only seven years at Top-100 firm Warren Averett. Fifteen percent of its 124 partners are under 40, including the CFO.

In a recent webinar, Yogesh Patel, an audit partner who is under 40, explained how he became partner in 11 years. Yogesh started at the firm as a runner during his junior year at college. That meant he did things like moving furniture, making bank deposits and picking up lunches. There was an added benefit, though: Doing low-level tasks gave him a real feel for how the firm treats people at all levels. Courtesies like saying “please” and “thank you”; flexibility in taking time off for important personal events—these were extended to personnel all the way up and down the line.

Read more and view webinar here

Source: Accountingfly

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Much has been written about the path to partner… but not as much has been said about how to achieve manager status, and that’s a critical step on the path to partner.

While young CPAs understand the progression—staff to senior to manager to partner—they sometimes struggle with what that entails. Will I automatically be promoted to manager after about six years? Why aren’t some people promoted? Can I speed the process?

The answer is as complicated as it is simple.  Read more here.

Source: Accountingfly