July 22, 2018

Take Going Concern’s Accounting Salary Survey

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Are You Getting Paid What You Are Worth?

It is time to assess where the accounting industry is headed with regard to compensation levels. This is your chance to see how your comp plan stacks up against the industry.

You are invited to participate in Going Concern’s first annual Accounting Salary Survey, which we are conducting to provide information to evaluate compensation, negotiate better job offers, and benchmark firm compensation practices.

Every person who is eligible to participate and completes the survey, will receive the final Accounting Salary Report for no charge.

Follow this link to participate in the Accounting Salary Survey or complete it below.

Then, please forward this post to friends and colleagues in accounting the because every additional response benefits all participants.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Survey

What is the purpose of the survey?

The purpose of this survey is to track key compensation trends and provide relevant benchmarks. The most reliable compensation information comes from professionals like you.

Will my responses and information be kept anonymous?

Yes, absolutely. As a participant in this survey, any information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence. Once the information is received, only aggregate data will be presented in the results. No identifying information will be revealed about individual respondents.

What will I receive for my participation?

All eligible participants receive a summary of the results.

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Our Speculation About the Motivation Behind Deloitte’s Most Recent Survey

heelys.jpgBig accounting firms like doing surveys. We’ve often thought about the motivation behind the constant surveys and further wonder if firms ever josh the numbers around out of a personal vendetta against its rivals, enemies, former clients, etc.
Deloitte’s survey that states that American consumers are planning on spending less this back-to-school season causes us to speculate as to why the Big D would do such a survey? It’s a nice little press release we suppose. Shows that the firm is plugged into the current state of the economy, etc., etc. But then we got to thinking about how Heelys, the obnoxious shoes with wheels, recently dumped Deloitte because their fees were too high in favor of Grant Thornton.
Far be it from us to speculate about the temperament of a Big 4 accounting firm when it has business swiped away by a second-tier firm but isn’t it possible that Deloitte is bitter about the whole sitch? Isn’t it possible that Deloitte is merely putting out this survey as a way to scare consumers out of spending money on back-to-school junk like Heelys?
Back-to-School Shoppers Plan to Spend Less, Save More [Bloomberg]

Your Firm Has Questions. Answer Them Here

E&Y’s global survey has rolled out and we’ve obtained a list of questions that Ersnters are being asked.
After the jump, we’ve presented a partial list for feedback on your respective firm.


Since the standard “Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree” format doesn’t tell the whole story (and are pretty boring), we’re asking you to pick your favorite(s) and give your full answer in the comments.
• I have the time I need to deliver quality work.
• People at the Firm are held accountable for their performance.
• If I had a question or concern about the way we conduct business, I would not hesitate seeking advice or reporting my concerns.
• People I work with inspire others to do great things at the Firm.
• I understand the measures used to evaluate my performance.
• I am rewarded appropriately for the work I do.
• I believe my pay and performance are linked.
• I trust the information I receive from leadership.
• Leadership does a good job of explaining the reasons behind major decisions.
• I rarely think about looking for a new job with another company.
Be honest. Please. If you don’t see your favorite, submit it in the comments along your response.