November 21, 2018

Public Accounting and Pregnancy

I am currently in state government as an internal auditor, which provides for incredible benefits and six months of parental leave. The problem is that the pay is not good and I am not able to gain any financial statement experience. I am looking to transition to public accounting and have my sights on a mid-sized regional firm.

My dilemma is this: I am looking to start a family in the next year or so. How is pregnancy viewed in public accounting? I don't want to be skipped over for promotions or good projects because of it, or have it viewed as me not caring about my work with the firm. I have heard it can be a bit of a boys club and this worries me. Should I wait to make this transition just because of having a baby, or am I over-thinking this?

Any and all personal experience welcome!

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al pacino_devil.jpgIt’s rather mysterious that the New York office of Grant Thornton is located at 666 Third Ave. As I’m sure our more pious readers know, the significance of the 666 is commonly known as “The Number of the Beast“. We won’t get into any more specifics than that other than to mention that it is a pretty creepy-ass looking number.
Is G to the T run by a secret group of Al Pacino-esque figures that are working against the forces of good?
Maybe not but the otherwise boring-assness of that particular lobby is def working too hard to not be noticed…