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  • Writer's pictureJaclyn T. Badeau

Looking to Understand Paths to Partnership?

One of the most frequently asked questions in public accounting is what is the path to partnership. In this column, I will share some example career paths/focuses and tips for reaching your partnership goal by sharing advice from feedback, research, and interviews with several leaders within our CPA profession.

Thank you for all of you who shared your expertise and advice to make this article happen!

  • Carey Vasallo, CPA, CVA, CFE, CFC, CAMS, Partner, Consulting Services at VMBG Accounting

  • Tommye Brie, CPA, Executive Vice President of Leadership Development of Succession Institute, LLC

  • Tracey Golden, CPA, CGMA, AICPA Chairman and Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche

  • Alan Long, CPA, CITP, CGMA, Managing Member of Baldwin CPAs

  • Elizabeth Woodward, CPA/CFF, CFE, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support Director at Dean Dorton

  • Brad Smith, CPA, Managing Partner of MCM CPAs & Advisors

  • William G. Meyer III, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF, CGMA, Managing Partner, Strothman and Company

  • Blair Manning, CPA, Audit Senior Manager, KPMG LLP

  • Olivia Kirtley CPA, CGMA, Corporate Director and Consultant Kirtley & Associates

  • Jennifer Burke, CPA, Partner of Crowe, LLP

  • Kevin Joynt, CPA, Managing Director – Louisville of Deloitte & Touche LLP

  • Eric Scott, CPA, Managing Director, Ernst & Young U.S. LLP

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