New Experience Requirements
for Promotion Are Announced
BROAD EXPERIENCE FOR OUR PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE has always been
one of the goals of our firm. With few exceptions it has never been
our practice to have people specialize during the earlier years of their
career, although we have an urgent need for trained people in each
service area. The exceptions have usually involved people with specialized
education or experience. During recent years, however, we
have become even more aware of the need for the "account executive"
or "general services" type of partner and manager. We need people
who can be a liaison between the client and every type of service we
have to offer: people who can assess any financial problem that comes
up in the operation of a business and recommend the specialist or combination
of specialists from our firm who are best equipped to deal
This breadth of experience is no longer an ideal but a necessity if
we are to provide our clients with the best possible quality of service.
Accordingly, we have formalized our policy of experience requirements
for promotion as outlined below.
General Statement of Experience Requirements
All inexperienced staff people employed since January 1, 1962 must
meet the broad minimum requirement of having experience in at least
two of the three classes of service — audit, tax, and management services
— before they are eligible for promotion to Supervisor or Senior
Consultant. In making the recommendation for promotion, it is the
responsibility of the partner in charge to show that the staff man has
received adequate experience in at least two classes of service. Experience
includes assignments chargeable to clients as well as certain
research projects having the approval of the partner in charge.
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