Accounting Structure



Can someone please explain to me the how an accountant’s career progresses? What is the route from a training contract to becoming a partner with a big 4? Where does a senior manager fit in?

Have PwC and Deloitte assessment centres coming up and I figure this is something I should know.



Going in first year as an associate and it goes like this:

Year 1 - 2: Associate
Year 3 - 4: Senior Associate
Year 5: Manager

The rest is up to you. Some people have made partner in 10 years (exceptional).

The ranks then go to Senior Manager - Director - Partner.