Plante Moran

The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: Plante Moran #21 (2020)

In the early days of Going Concern, when Caleb and Adrienne were expected to post like eight to 10 articles a day, Caleb used to cover the public accounting firms that made the yearly Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For rankings. Back then, it was the Big 4 and Plante & Moran, and that […]

Plante Moran Poaches Someone From KPMG and Issues a Press Release, Part I

Who knew KPMG would become a factory for cranking out future accounting firm chief marketing officers? Earlier this week we told you guys about Dixon Hughes Goodman recently hiring ex-KPMGer Danielle Cimato as its new CMO. And then yesterday, Plante Moran announced that former Klynveldian Marten van Pelt was hired to succeed partner Jeff Antaya […]

Plante Moran Adds 15 New Partners

Promotion Watch has landed in the Detroit ’burbs, where 15 men and women at top 15 firm Plante Moran have received their partner badges. Plante Moran’s partnership classes have gone up and down in numbers in recent years, kind of like Going Concern’s page views: 2018: 15 2017: 21 2016: 13 2015: 16 Much like […]

Oh Great, Public Accounting Discovered the Selfie Stick

The New York Times reported the arrival of the selfie stick in January of 2015. Then it stated that selfie sticks were mainstream in March. Then in July, it received the satirical Q&A treatment. Finally, in August there was the think piece. Yes, the selfie stick think piece. In other words, the rise and fall […]

Plante Moran Managing Partner: Accounting Profession Is Losing Too Much Talent

Gordon Krater, managing partner of Plante Moran, said something pret-tay, pret-tay, pret-tay interesting about the state of the accounting profession in this Detroit Free Press interview:  "We can't afford to lose as much talent as the profession has been losing," Krater, 56, said during an interview in the firm's downtown Detroit offices. "There are really […]

The Secret to Plante Moran’s Success is a Jerk-Free Environment

Remember the Vault Accounting 50? And remember how Plante Moran would have swept it were it not for PwC's pesky prestige dominating the rankings? Well Plante Moran says its secret is a jerk-free environment: If you eliminate what outsiders think, Plante Moran and Friedman become a main focus of the study. Plante Moran was ranked […]

Plante Moran Is Significantly Better To Work For Than the Big 4, According to This

Once again, Colin buried this in ANR but it's worth shouting from the rooftops, at least for Plante Moran. These lists are bullshit as we all know but it is pretty significant that Plante Moran grabbed the #23 spot, especially after that embarrassing staff celebration party video we shared forever ago. Here's the press release […]

Good News For the Midwest’s Most Under-Recognized Accounting Firm: Chicks Dig Plante Moran

I guess for as sensitive as he is, Colin was just too busy writing about "man stuff" to announce this fantastic news from Plante Moran: Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, was recently named by the Accounting MOVE Project as a 2013 Best Public Accounting Firm for […]

Twin Brothers Not Identical in the Eyes of Public Accounting Firms

When everyone else has an offer and you don't, maybe you're feeling like a reject. It's OK, darling, we still love you. Reach out and let's try to puzzle this out together, we promise we'll be nice. Unless you are in fact a loser, in which case we'll mock you but hey, that's the risk […]

Here’s 10 Embarrassing and Irrelevant Examples of Accounting Firm Advertising

The “Call our boy Ed Nusbaum” rose ad is up there as one of the most cringe-worthy pieces of advertising ever, not just out of accounting. We get it, GT, you’re trying to make accounting all sexy and stuff but put an old white guy on your ad with a rose between his teeth and it just comes off as weird. Make it a chick and you’re just being creepy and demeaning. Good to know the rebranding has helped the Purple Rose of Chicago beef up its advertising efforts, even if questions still remain as to how accurate said advertising is. And really, “instinct for growth” is still kinda sleazy, albeit not rose-in-the-teeth level sleaze. Sounds like GT needs a few hours of sexual harrassment training.

One Disgruntled Employee is Not Impressed By Plante Moran’s Balloon Drops

We knew it was only a matter of time before the Debbie Downers started coming out of the woodwork to complain about Tuesday's announcement that Detroit's Plante Moran and Chicago's Blackman Kallick will be merging to create a firm to be reckoned with in the Midwest.   One such Negative Nelly has a few sage […]

The Official Word on the Plante Moran/Blackman Kallick Merger

Well, it's official (told you so), the Plante Moran/Blackman Kallick merger is on. This will set up Chicago’s 7th largest accounting firm with more than 2,000 employees, 22 offices, and over $375M in combined revenue, which is not quite anything to sneeze at. Three local offices in Chicago will serve more than 5,000 clients, primarily […]

Plante Moran and Blackman Kallick Are Now In a Relationship

In today's firms you've probably never heard of if you aren't in the Midwest news, we've gotten word that Plante Moran will announce it's taking on Chicago firm Blackman Kallick as its new +1 at some point today. This should be pretty exciting for the Blackman Kallickers since Plante Moran has a great reputation (size […]

Dropping That Ampersand Appears to Have Hurt Plante Moran Standing in Latest Meaningless Best Companies to Work for Ranking

Because some people still care, here are the accounting firms that made the 2012 Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For: 37 (26) Plante Moran 48 (73) PwC 59 (77) Ernst & Young 67 (63) Deloitte 94 (86) KPMG PwC and Ernst & Young seem to be taking this shit seriously once again while Deloitte […]