As any reader who is even a tad observant will quickly recognize, the subject of female partners/executives in the accounting profession is splashed not just across the front page of this issue, but has wandered onto the Opinion page, as well.A confluence of events - whether external, such as increased regulations, or internal, like more firms offering that much-sought-after work/life balance - has seen to it that the 2,400-plus hours to the partner track is rapidly going the way of pay phones.

In other words, this is not your father's accounting firm.

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