Yes, the public accounting firms keep cutting professionals.
My former firm, Crowe Horwath cut a few more in IT advisory in the last week or so. And one is a friend of mine, who is one of the best in IT security. I'm sure they made his life miserable and created reasons to terminate him. That's their way...
The partners in the Big 4 and second tier firms have to protect their profits, and anyone who doesn't follow their blind leadership is chopped.
I said to my wife two days before being cut from Crowe....I just can't see myself being a partner in one of these firms. Fortunately, they made me choose a new direction.
I can only say thank you to the firms for pushing me out of their culture!