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Monthly Archive: May 2012

Staying Relevant

Service innovation in an evolving world

by Maureen Broderick, Big4.com Guest Blogger

“There’s no question that an important part of the equation for leading a professional service firm is the ability to ignite and then sustain innovation. It’s a key fundamental business process – easy to talk about and really hard to do.” Jim Quigley, former CEO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited Continue reading


Featured Job: Tax – Practice Policy and Quality – Manager, Grant Thornton

Featured Job: Tax – Practice Policy and Quality – Manager, Grant Thornton 

URL:
https://gt.taleo.net/careersection/gt_careersite_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=14392

Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 30,000 people serving clients in more than 100 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

We are committed to capitalizing on our [...]


Featured Job: Sr. Director, Commercial Banking Data Governance Job, Capital One

Featured Job: Sr. Director, Commercial Banking Data Governance Job, Capital One 

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URL:
http://capitalone.jobs2web.com/job/New-York-Commercial-Banking-Data-Governance-Director-Job-NY/1700521/?feedId=943&utm_source=Big4Alumni&utm_campaign=CapitalOne_Tier1

Sr. Director, Commercial Banking Data Governance-712356Description
Background:Capital One’s Commercial Bank contains an approximately $40-50B loan portfolio that has grown by virtue of three acquisitions (North Fork, Hibernia, and Chevy Chase). The portfolio consists of C&I, CRE, Construction, and Small Business customers located primarily on the East [...]


Featured Job: Director, Commercial Sales Analysis Job, Captial One

Featured Job: Director, Commercial Sales Analysis Job, Captial One 

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http://capitalone.jobs2web.com/job/New-York-Director%2C-Commercial-Sales-Analysis-Job-NY/1755021/?feedId=943&utm_source=Big4Alumni&utm_campaign=CapitalOne_Tier1

Director, Commercial Sales Analysis-713290Description
Relationship-driven Commercial Banking Meets Capital One Information Based Strategy

The Commercial Banking business is the little known behemoth of the Capital One portfolio. With the second largest loan portfolio, second largest deposit portfolio and second highest NIAT, Commercial Banking is a vital element to Capital [...]


Accenture: Inefficient Financial Reporting Leads To High Costs

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Rob Starr, Big4.com content manager

Research released recently by Oracle and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) reveals investments that have been made in financial reporting systems ad hoc have left businesses with ineffective solutions and a lack of visibility, quality and confidence in their financial data. Continue reading


KPMG: e-Discovery Service Offering draws praise

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Rob Starr, Big4.com content manager

Gartner, Inc. has positioned KPMG in the Visionaries Quadrant of the analyst organization’s recent Magic Quadrant for e-Discovery Software report. Continue reading


Deloitte: Forbearance strategies pose risks

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Rob Starr, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Deloitte says mortgage lenders are making greater use of forbearance strategies to help homeowners in arrears on their mortgage but they also feel the practice poses risks for borrowers and lenders. Continue reading


PwC: Intervention called for in EU Emissions Trading Scheme

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Rob Starr, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The 7th annual International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) survey of the IETA Board (including major international energy companies and traders) and other leading participants in the carbon market reports that four out of five carbon markets experts in the €92bn global market have called for the EU to intervene to support the price of carbon allowances. Continue reading


Deloitte Targeted In Bankia Stockholder Lawsuits

 

 

The unexpected drop in stock price has been a considerable burden for individual investors. Spaniards purchased nearly two thirds of the new stock offerings and making an average investment of about 6,000 euros.

Tony Katz, a leading commercial litigator, said that consumers are going to have a difficult time winning a lawsuit in Europe. The burden of proof [...]


Ernst & Young: “vote no” campaigns are on the rise

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

A new Ernst & Young LLP report – Proxy season 2012: Early voting results  – finds that this year boards are under greater scrutiny and are more exposed to targeted activism by an increasingly coordinated investor base

The early vote results for the 2012 proxy season show three key developments:

Overall director opposition votes remain [...]


KPMG: Comprehensive IT Solution Offered

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

The formation of a business alliance that can help clients strengthen their Information Technology organizations and processes was recentyl announced by KPMG. Continue reading


Deloitte: Shadow banking system could creep back

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

According to a new quarterly index introduced y the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, with regulatory changes and financial innovation looming, the shadow banking system could creep back very quickly. Continue reading


PwC: Carbon pricing mechanism too impact private business?

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Six out of 10 private businesses exceeded or met growth targets over the past 12 months. Of those, half (54%) credited having a strategic plan as the reason for their success. Now, nearly two thirds of private businesses (64%) believe the introduction of the carbon pricing mechanism will impact their business. Continue reading


Featured Job: Universal Banker – Willoughby Hills

Featured Job: Universal Banker – Willoughby Hills
Job Code:
311686

Country:
United States

State:
Ohio (OH)

City:
Willoughby

Post Code:
44094

Address:

Job Category:
Accounting/Auditing

Position Type:
Contract

Salary Range:
30800.00 USD Annual

Post Date:
05/09/2012

WILLOUGHBY HILLS UNIVERSAL BANKER

 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  

In support of the banking convenience strategy, provides professional, superior sales and services to existing and potential customers. Creates a positive customer relationship by effectively communicating a clear understanding of the [...]