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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

McGladrey Rotation Program: “A very valuable experience”

Written by Milton Marcotte
Managing Director
Chicago, IL

Milton Marcotte, Managing Director

Last May marked the beginning of an exciting new rotation program that enabled 17 McGladrey assurance staff members to experience what it’s like to be a part of the business consulting transaction advisory services practice during audit’s traditional non-busy season. The program helps McGladrey become the leader in serving private equity groups (PEGs) and their portfolio companies and enhances the skill sets of our PEG client servers.  
Mike Stuckey, senior audit associate-Boston, says the program was a very valuable experience. He learned how to perform more analytics and analysis using graphs and also interpret data in many different ways.

“Another thing I really liked was the team atmosphere,” says Mike. “You really get the sense of how big the firm actually is. Coming from audit, you work with people from your local office and local engagement teams. But in transaction advisory services you could be working one week with people from our New York and Chicago offices, and the next week you might be working and networking with people from different offices all over the United States and the world.”

Would he do it again?

“Yes, definitely,” Mike says. “I’m planning on it, and I encourage others to try it if they’re looking to branch out from audit because it’s an entirely new experience.” 

The program’s four primary goals include:
  • Develop additional resources and capabilities to support our PEG growth efforts in transaction advisory services and audit
  • Provide employees with additional learning opportunities and career alternatives
  • Increase retention of high-performing employees
  • Enhance  service quality to PEGs and portfolio companies by broadening the capabilities of our people
Two rotation program participants enjoyed the experience so much; they elected to transfer full-time into the transaction advisory services group. In addition, two recent transaction advisory services hires will do an audit rotation during the 2012 busy season.

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