Altitude Advisory Partner Kristen Buik was fascinated by the thoughts of Glyn Davis at the AFR Higher Education Summit recently. Here’s what she... Read more
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Jack Thiel on working at Altitude Advisory
It has been almost 12 months since I made the move from Big 4 to focus on helping small businesses – and man am I happy I cut the cord.
It certainly wasn’t an easy decision, sleepless nights, countless conversations… but in the end it was on me to make a call and I am grateful that I made this one.
Big 4 has its role to play and I would never change that part of my career, after all it has lead me here, but overall it just wasn’t my cup of tea.
One of my concerns when leaving was the risk that it would stunt my growth, with potentially less opportunities to step up.
But my experience has been quite the opposite. Since the shift I have not only had the opportunity to work directly with my clients and build personal relationships, I have also been exposed to serious strategic consulting projects, the calibre of which no Accountant level employee gets in a big firm.
So to those of you young talented accountants I encourage you to look at the Big 4 firms, but also consider your personal values and objectives and consider whether a smaller firm may actually be a better fit – it was for me!
Gloria Rowett, Marion Holiday Park
Kerri Stutley, Tumby Bay Foodland