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Path to partnership – Adam Irwin

Path to partnership – Adam Irwin

Adam’s journey to becoming the Managing Partner of Pitcher Partners Sydney is far from the conventional path. Originally starting his career as an accountant in various commercial roles, Adam later transitioned to Moore Stephens, where he served as their COO. It was at Moore Stephens that Adam experienced significant personal and professional growth within an environment that recognised the value of his role.

The conversation delves into Adam’s instrumental role during the merger of Moore Stephens and Pitcher Partners, two major players in the Sydney market. He credits the success of the merger on enabling his team to grow and take ownership of their functions, facilitating a seamless transition to the current state of Pitcher Partners.

Highlighting the importance of collaborating with Partners who trusted and empowered him to have the freedom to make a real impact. This trust allowed him to take on responsibilities for growing various functions and securing a seat at the partnership table.

The discussion further explores Adam’s transition from COO to Managing Partner, shedding light on the essential skills and confidence required for such a role and the importance of both internal and external mentors in someone’s professional journey.

Overall, the conversation with Adam provides valuable insights into the dynamic nature of a career in accounting. It illustrates how one’s professional trajectory can diverge from the initial path, leading to a highly successful career. Adam shares advice for aspiring Partners and Managing Partners, addressing the challenges that firms like Pitcher Partners may face in the upcoming 12-24 months.

This content is general commentary only and does not constitute advice. Before making any decision or taking any action in relation to the content, you should consult your professional advisor. To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither Pitcher Partners or its affiliated entities, nor any of our employees will be liable for any loss, damage, liability or claim whatsoever suffered or incurred arising directly or indirectly out of the use or reliance on the material contained in this content. Pitcher Partners is an association of independent firms. Pitcher Partners is a member of the global network of Baker Tilly International Limited, the members of which are separate and independent legal entities. Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation.
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Adam Irwin

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