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Monthly Archive: September 2010

Grant Thornton: AIM Contributed £21 Billion to UK Economy In 2009, And Needs Continued Support

 

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 September 2010

AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies. A wide range of businesses including early stage, venture capital backed as well as more established companies join AIM seeking access to growth capital. AIM is the most successful growth market in the world. Since its launch in 1995, over 3,000 companies [...]


Grant Thornton: AIM Contributed £21 Billion to UK Economy In 2009, And Needs Continued Support

 

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 September 2010

AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies. A wide range of businesses including early stage, venture capital backed as well as more established companies join AIM seeking access to growth capital. AIM is the most successful growth market in the world. Since its launch in 1995, over 3,000 companies [...]


Protiviti Dodd-Frank Task Force Created To Help Clients With 300 Regs. Sarbox Had Only 16

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 September 2010

Complying with the comprehensive regulatory changes included in the Dodd-Frank Act is soon to become front and center for banks and other financial institutions, who will need to better understand the act’s requirements as well as the structural modifications required to be in full compliance.

It appears that consulting firms are also gearing up to [...]


Grant Thornton: Bankers Pessimistic On US Economic Growth, 50% Believe Double-dip

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 September 2010

Bankers, generally a conservative lot, are getting outright pessimistic nowadays. While economists and Wall Street investment managers are quite on the fence on the economic recovery, bankers’ optimism has quickly receded in recent months.

Grant Thornton LLP’s recent 17th Bank Executive Survey, conducted along with Bank Director magazine of 231 respondents, well distributed across various [...]


Deloitte: Budget Cuts At States Puts Our Personal Information At Risk To Cybercrime

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 September 2010

State governments collect a large amount of information from citizens, but may be unable to adequately protect them from cybercriminals as budget cuts at State IT agencies are hampering security activities and putting our information at risk, even as external threats increase. In fact, 79% of state CISOs report stagnant or cut budgets while [...]


Deloitte UK Hires Heather Devine As Director, Transfer Pricing, Ex – E&Y

 

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 September 2010

Deloitte announced a key strategic appointment – international tax specialist Heather Devine is joining as a director in the transfer pricing group, within its business model optimisation team.

Heather has over 20 years experience in tax and was formerly an international tax partner at Ernst & Young, where she established a successful tax efficient supply [...]


Deloitte: First-ever Middle East Islamic Finance Leaders Survey Reveals Key Insights

 

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 September 2010

Deloitte’s first Middle East Islamic Finance Leaders survey throws light on an area of the financial markets that is growing in importance rapidly on the world stage.

The ‘Benchmarking Practices’ report offers key statistical findings and critical analysis b surveying Islamic Finance leaders on prevailing trends in five key areas of regulatory and Sharia’a compliance, [...]


Jeffrey H. Smith Joins Baker Tilly To Enhance Federal Government Consulting Practice

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 September 2010

Baker Tilly appoints Jeffrey H. Smith as a Principal.to its federal government practice group. Smith has over 25 years of experience, and was most recently with IBM Global Business Services (GBS), where he managed a portfolio of GBS consulting engagements for federal financial and land management agencies and related clients in other executive Cabinet [...]


Grant Thornton Hong Kong Appoints Patrick Rozario As New CEO, 7 New Principals

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 September 2010

Grant Thornton announces Patrick Rozario as Chief Executive Officer of its Hong Kong practice effective 1 October 2010, succeeding Jonathan Leong who will step down as Managing Partner and chair the Firm’s Risk Management Committee and focus on handling regulatory matters for the Firm. Rozario has been heading up Grant Thornton’s Business Risk Services [...]


Accenture Q4-2010 and Full Year 2010 Results Tomorrow at 4:30 PM EST

 

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 September 2010

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 30th to discuss its Q4-2010 and full-year fiscal 2010 financial results. A news release containing these results will be issued before the call.

Wall Street analysts consensus EPS estimate for Q4-2010 is 63 cents and for FY 2010 is [...]


Deloitte: New RIM PlayBook Is Part Clark Kent, Part Superman

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 September 2010

Deloitte has been on the mark when it made its predictions on the then newly-released Apple iPad.

Now with the recent advent of the new RIM PlayBook, Deloitte believes this particular gadget will have a dual personality – on one hand, its powerful office applications will make it a Superman, while a distinct lack of [...]


KPMG Hires Craig Pollard From CESG To Enhance Fast-Growing Information Security Practice

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 September 2010

KPMG appoints Craig Pollard as a Principal Adviser in its Government information security and protection business. Craig joins KPMG from CESG, the Information Assurance arm of Government Communications Head Quarters (‘GCHQ’), where he was Head of Strategic Partner Development and worked to re-evaluate the partnerships between GCHQ Information Assurance and the private sector to [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers: Popular 2010 IFRS Versus US GAAP Guide Now Available

 

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 September 2010

Conversions from current country accounting standards to IFRS has been ongoing in a number of nations already with specific timetables and milestones.

Things in the US are not that clear however. The SEC has not set any solid conversion timeline from US GAAP to IFRS.

That’s not to say that the impact has not already been [...]


Capgemini Third-Party Logistics Study: Spend Is Down But Focus On Landed Costs Increase

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter
27 September 2010

A comprehensive web survey of 1,879 logistics executives from both Third-Party Logistics (3PL) users and providers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America plus focused interviews and facilitated workshop conducted by Capgemini Consulting – The 2010 Third-Party Logistics Study – which leads to a detailed look at this industry reveals that 3PLs continue [...]


Tony Canavan Is New Ernst & Young Australia Transport Leader

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
27 September 2010

Ernst & Young appoints Mr Tony Canavan as its National Transport Leader, overseeing a practice that has approximately 50 professionals across a number of service offerings including Advisory, Project Finance, Economics, Assurance and Tax.

Tony has extensive experience in transport planning, development and co-ordination across both the government and private sectors; and prior to E&Y [...]