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Number of the Day: 53

The average age of a non-Big 4 public accounting firm partner hasn’t really changed at all in the last three years. In late December 2018, CPA Journal analyzed the results of the 2018 NYSSCPA–Rosenberg Practice Management Survey and mentioned this in regards to partners’ ages: Partners have gotten slightly younger, both in terms of average age and the percentage of partners over 50. Between 2005 and 2015, the number of partners over 50 continued to increase; however, from 2016 on, the average age of equity partners has decreased slightly. In…

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Friday Footnotes: PwC Pays the Poors Less; Deloitte’s New Minis; BDO Brings on Audit Staff | 9.17.21

Malaysia says auditor KPMG to pay $80 million in 1MDB settlement [Reuters] Malaysia said on Thursday audit firm KPMG has agreed to pay a 333 million ringgit ($80.11 million) settlement to resolve all claims related to their fiduciary duties on auditing of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) accounts from 2010 to 2012. PwC reports disability and socio-economic pay gaps [Personnel Today] PwC has published comprehensive pay gap data relating to gender, ethnicity and, for the first time, socio-economic background and disability. The accounting giant’s 2021 diversity report found that its staff…

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TIL There’s Something Called ‘Turnover Contagion’ and It’s Probably Happening At Your Firm Right Now

We here at Going Concern have never been enthusiastic fans of buzzwords. Whether they’re cluttering up your LinkedIn profile or awkwardly littering a Big 4 Twitter account, our tolerance level for buzzwords is a steady nil at all times. That intolerance may be changing now as we continue the journey forward into the accelerating Great Resignation. I dunno, something about seeing giant corporations struggle to find and secure talent makes our steely hearts melt. Somehow buzzwords are more tolerable when the tables are turned and there’s a name for screwing…

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The CEO Seat At Grant Thornton Will Soon Be Kept Warm By Seth Siegel

It seemed like yesterday that Brad Preber took over as interim CEO at Grant Thornton and right away had to deal with GTers freaking out after a whole bunch of people got pink slips, and now here we are talking about Preber’s upcoming retirement and who’s going to replace him as CEO. We found out Wednesday that Preber’s successor will be Seth Siegel: The Grant Thornton LLP Partnership Board has named Seth Siegel, 49, as the firm’s CEO-elect. Siegel will succeed Grant Thornton’s current CEO, Brad Preber, when Preber retires…

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