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Monthly Archive: November 2010

Capgemini UK Appoints Roy Toner As CIO Of Criminal Justice Sector

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 November 2010
 
Capgemini UK Outsourcing Services appoints Roy Toner to the newly created position of Chief Information Officer of the Criminal Justice Sector. Toner has had a 30-year career in the police, most recently as Deputy Chief Constable, and won the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2009. Prior Roy Toner was Assistant Chief Constable, [...]


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Ernst & Young Is One Of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2011

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 November 2010
 
Ernst & Young (E&Y) has been honored as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2011, selected through a combination of employee testimonials, company application and outside research. The firm has also been awarded:
 
Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2010
GTA’s Top 90 Employers 2010
Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2010
BC’s Progressive Employers of Canada 2010
Best Workplaces in Canada [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers UK Has Less Optimistic Forecasts Than Revised OBR Estimates

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 November 2010
 
PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC UK recently analyzed the Office of Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) recent long term forecasts.
 
John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC said that the OBR’s new forecasts are broadly similar to the consensus view on economic growth and they have made no material change to their medium term public borrowing projections since June. And while [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC Wins Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award

 
Rob Starr, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 November 2010
 
The Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award for "Best Use of Blended Learning" was awarded to PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC US recently. The new blended program was based on a transformation of the Advisory University (AU) from a week-long "fly and stay" model to an event involving more than a dozen different learning tools and [...]


Deloitte UK: UK Could Have Gone Much Further In Corporate Tax Reform

Rob Starr, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 November 2010
 
Deloitte UK recently provided its comments on the Government’s Corporate Tax Reform discussion document.
 
Five significant points came out of the Corporate Tax Reform discussion document:
 

KPMG UK Says Corporate Tax Roadmap Is A Pragmatic Solution

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 November 2010
 
 
Anneli Collins, head of tax policy at KPMG in the UK analyzed and commented on the recently released corporate tax roadmap by the UK Treasury. The roadmap does not indicate the corporate tax rate will drop below the June proposal, and this appears fair since a 24% rate could be quite competitive compared to [...]


Ernst & Young Wins HK Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise Award: Third Straight Year

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 November 2010
 
Ernst & Young (E&Y) has been honored with Hong Kong Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award for the third consecutive year, being one of only seven companies to earn this award this year, and the only professional services organization recognized. The Hong Kong MAKE Award is hosted by the Knowledge Management Research Centre of [...]


Accenture to Open Analytics Innovation Centre in Ireland. 100 New Jobs In 4 Years

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 November 2010
 
Accenture is investing in the country of its incorporation.
 
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will open a research, development and innovation centre in Dublin, Ireland, to develop predictive analytics solutions for clients worldwide. What is predictive analytics? It is the application of advanced statistical modeling techniques to internal and external data sources to generate deeper insights that [...]


KPMG Swiss Inspiration Grant To ETH Zurich. Research in Joint Prostheses

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
30 November 2010
 
KPMG’s Inspiration Grant has been awarded to the research project, "Early Recognition of Malfunctions in Joint Prostheses” of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) for CHF 100,000 grant awarded with the aim of promoting innovation. KPMG’s Inspiration Grants are funded through sponsorship projects carried out by KPMG and its employees, and support [...]


Capgemini Awarded Teradata Partner Impact Award for Innovation, Second Year Running

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 November 2010
 
Capgemini has received the Teradata Partner Impact Award for Innovation for the second consecutive year by which Teradata Corporation, the global leader in enterprise data warehousing, recognizes organizations whose contributions have a profound impact on Teradata’s success in the past year and who have collaborated with Teradata to tightly align companies and increase joint [...]


Deloitte: Chinese Investment in Australia Spurs Perth Service Line Expansion

Rob Starr, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 November 2010
 
Two new appointments come after some research work commissioned Deloitte on Chinese Outbound M & A in the Mining Sector which reveals that China’s investment in foreign mining targets is moving ahead. Perth-based Tim Richards was appointed National Mining leader and Dr Anthony Robinson as a new mining and resources partner.
 
Twenty six mainland China-based [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC: Q3 2010 Aerospace and Defense M&A At $3.8B, Up from Q2

Rob Starr, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 November 2010
 
The recently released ‘Mission control: Third-quarter 2010 aerospace and defense industry mergers and acquisitions’ analysis from PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC shows favorable conditions for this segment, propelled by the reemergence of US acquirers and targets, particularly for large deal activity. [...]


Deloitte: Energy Sector Faces Challenging Conditions As External Variable Change Quickly

Rob Starr, Big4.com Staff Reporter

29 November 2010
 
Deloitte’s “Energy Predictions 2011” forecasts the energy sector will be challenged in the coming year. Among the other changes on the horizon are consumer demand changing the focus of the auto industry and sustainability considerations across the board. 
 

PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC: London City Awards Honors Pam Jackson

Rob Starr, Big4.com Staff Reporter
29 November 2010
 
The London City accountancy profession’s Woman of Achievement award was given to Pam Jackson of PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC earlier this month. Pam has been active with the PwC Women’s Network and she is the founder of both the firm’s Female Partner and Director Group.
 
The 2010 Woman of Achievement at the Women in the City Awards [...]