Maureen Penfold, Moore Kingston Smith discusses growth ambitions following PE investment

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Maureen Penfold, Moore Kingston Smith discusses growth ambitions following PE investment

08 Aug 2023
We recently spoke with Maureen Penfold, Managing Partner of Moore Kingston Smith, following the Top 10 accountancy firm's announcement of securing private equity funding whilst retaining its limited liability partnership structure.  We...

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What happens when you don’t make Partner?

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What happens when you don’t make Partner?

03 Jul 2023
A common scenario that I have witnessed in recent years is when an individual at a Big 4 or Top 10 firm reaches a point in their career where the opportunity for partnership has disappeared and frustration sets in. Most accountants have the...

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Would you trade salary over career development opportunities?

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Would you trade salary over career development opportunities?

15 Jun 2023
The results from our LinkedIn poll highlighted most accountancy professionals would select a new role that offered them a wealth of career development opportunities over a significant salary increase. It is refreshing to see that accountants have...

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Reflections of an Audit Partner in a Top 20 Firm

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Reflections of an Audit Partner in a Top 20 Firm

25 Mar 2023
We recently caught up with an Audit Partner who Adlestrop Consulting placed at a Top 20 firm, about what they have learned from their first move out of Big 4, their observations and reflections on the guidance we provided as well as advice to...

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Regulatory change vs Recession – what will have the biggest impact on your audit career?

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Regulatory change vs Recession – what will have the biggest impact on your audit career?

10 Jan 2023
A recent poll we conducted on LinkedIn shows that the majority of Audit professionals believe that regulatory change within the audit market will have a greater impact on their career than a recession. A recession is a short period of time in...

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How do you win the war for talent when 90% of employees don’t want to return to the office?

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How do you win the war for talent when 90% of employees don’t want to return to the office?

28 Nov 2022
Following a recent poll we conducted on LinkedIn focused on the appetite to increase time spent in the office, only 10% of the 2,500 who responded wanted to return to the office full time. In recent months, the noise around a mass return to the...

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How do Accountants make the transition from Manager to Senior Manager?

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How do Accountants make the transition from Manager to Senior Manager?

03 Oct 2022
It has become apparent in our conversation with accountancy professionals that there is a lack of detailed career planning and understanding of what is required to make a Senior Manager en route to achieving the ultimate career goal of becoming...

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How can you benefit from a Role Model Partner?

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How can you benefit from a Role Model Partner?

20 Jun 2022
If you have ambitions to make Partner in an accountancy firm, could you benefit from a role model to track and learn from? Everyone has someone they admire and look up to in their personal and professional lives. It could be beneficial to...

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What does making Partner look like to you?

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What does making Partner look like to you?

04 May 2022
For accountants with the career aspiration to make Partner, it is imperative that you are clear on what type of Partner you would like to be and what the ideal role looks like for you.  Understanding what the role looks like in different...

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Are you thinking of joining the “Mass Resignation” bandwagon?

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Are you thinking of joining the “Mass Resignation” bandwagon?

15 Dec 2021
With a large number of accountancy career opportunities in tax, audit, corporate finance, and corporate recovery on the market with firms of all sizes, it is not surprising that some accountants are part of the “mass resignation”...

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