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Due Diligence: how to check that your firm is solvent

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When you are admitted as an equity partner, you are expected to make a large financial contribution to the firm.  Never do this without doing a thorough check on your own firm’s financial stability.  You need to be confident how solvent the firm is now and how it’s looking for the future.

In this article, extracted from Poised For Partnership, […]


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PwC’s Super Bowl Forecast Goes Deep

Adam Jones

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

 The San Francisco Bay Area Is anticipating  Super Bowl 50 will generate over $220 million in direct spending according to PwC’s  annual Super Bowl forecast. National Football League (NFL) businesses, visitors, and media are to spend the money on area lodging, transportation, food and beverages, entertainment, business services, and other hospitality and tourism activities related […]


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Mid-Market Executive’s Confidence Changes Lanes: Deloitte Report

Roger Nanny

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Deloitte’s latest report, “America’s Economic Engine: Tapping the brakes,” highlights trends that are true to the title in that it chronicles 29 percent of mid-market executives sharing the belief the U.S. economy will not grow more than 2 percent over the next twelve months. We recently spoke with Roger Nanney, Vice Chairman of Deloitte LLP […]


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Avoiding Those LinkedIn Red Flags

Chris Myers

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Chris Myers sits in his office pondering the Freedom Tower that’s only a short distance away. The Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Bespoke Search Group In New York understands the need for change and growth and has implemented a steady diet of both for the New York City based Executive Recruiting firm specializing in […]


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Key Risk Management Issues For 2016 From KPMG

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com

Kelly Watson, the National Service Group Leader of KPMG’s Risk Consulting Practice in the U.S. and the Americas provided some insights about risk issues and opportunities that should top Chief risk officers’ (CRO) agendas. Effective risk management and mitigation is always critical, and CROs will need to  watch  a number of strategic, operational, and external […]


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Q4 Venture Capital Funding: “Disrupts The Disruptors.”

Tom Ciccolella

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Marking the juggernaut of venture capital funding in the United States with a series of superlatives and feel good stats is becoming common. The latest wave from The MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters, for 2015 is no exception. The fourth quarter ended the year […]


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Cybersecurity And The Brakes On A Sports Car

Adnan Amjad

Part Two Of Our Comprehensive Interview With Deloitte Partner Adnan Amjad

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Cybersecurity is as important as having the right business model and talent. However, threats evolve as fast as the modern computer can process and can have a cast of threat actors that change their guises and modus operandi so quickly, it’s often hard to tell […]


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Deloitte and the United States Golf Association (USGA) Ace Multiyear Professional Services Sponsorship

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Deloitte’s new agreement with the  United States Golf Association (USGA) has been designed to accelerate the USGA’s impact on golf and foster greater collaboration and innovation to best serve today’s golfers and courses. In addition to its professional services help, Deloitte will support USGA championships and initiatives , including   volunteerism programs , and the […]


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Accenture Research Goes Through As-a-Service/By The Numbers

Michele Martin

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Accenture has new research on companies adopting an As-a-Service model for conducting business. According to their findings, seven out of ten enterprises with revenues of $10 billion or over  don’t expect core operations to be delivered As-a-Service for at least another five years. Small and medium enterprises and Asia Pacific organizations are moving more […]


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Accenture Awarded SEC.gov Website Updates

Elaine Beeman

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has awarded Accenture Federal Services a  contract to improve the public user experience for their SEC.gov website.  The five-year, $17.9 million contract will also include content management user training and operations and maintenance. Elaine Beeman leads Accenture’s work with federal civilian agencies.

What’s the history of the relationship between […]


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Deloitte Partner Condenses An Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape In Our Two Part Interview

Adnan Amjad

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

When you visit the Deloitte webpages that deal with cyber security you’ll notice the company has taken the bold step of summarizing their efforts into a neat, three word package…Secure.Vigilant.Resilent.. It’s an interesting choice of words for the implication that the consulting/accounting firm has been able to grasp the fundamental concepts and grab this tiger […]


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How to stop procrastination from sabotaging your success

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Everyone suffers procrastination from time to time. Some of us get to be masters at it!  However, unless you recognise it and knock it on the head, it’s going to seriously ruin your professional career. In this article, extracted from my new book, Poised For Partnership, I suggest ten ways in which to stop procrastinating.

What type of procrastinator are […]


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KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting

Katherine Blue

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Katherine Blue, National Sustainability Network leader at KPMG LLP, answered some questions about  the recently released KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting.

 

 

Why are the business benefits of emissions reductions under explained in the US among the largest companies?

It is hard to generalize why many companies do not emphasize the business benefits of emissions reductions from […]


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KPMG 2015 Global Heightened Practices Survey

Tim Phelps

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

 The KPMG/RMA Operational Risk Management Excellence – 2015 Global Heightened Practices Survey.   was recently released and Tim Phelps, U.S. Operations Risk Network Leader at KPMG LLP, answered some questions for Big4.com.  

Why the low number of organizations aligning operational risk management (ORM) to strategy? Relatively few firms have aligned ORM with strategy […]


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6 strategies for coping with increased pressure

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As your career level increases, so does the amount of pressure you have to deal with.  If you don’t deal with it correctly, it’ll transform into stress, which is incredibly bad for your health and performance. Successful accountants, lawyers, and consultants have devised a number of ways to cope with the demands of their jobs. In this article, extracted from […]


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