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Cybersecurity’s Real-Time Pivot

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager Big4.com

 

More than half of the respondents to a recent PwC survey say they actively monitor and analyze threat intelligence, but don’t understand how to pivot toward the kind of  integrated platform for real-time information sharing that works in today’s environment.

This is one of the biggest takeaways from PwC’s new analysis, Toward new possibilities in […]


Emerging Technologies Ferment In Public Domain

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

A  new Accenture report looking at the immersion of emerging technologies in public sector agencies finds the needle moving forward at an interested, albeit sometimes cautious pace. The report, Emerging Technologies in Public Service, finds that while some of the innovations like advanced analytics coupled with predictive modeling have made clear inroads, awareness of […]


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State NOL Insight Latest In Data Analytics Solutions

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Deloitte has recently released a tax data analytics and visualization solution enabling organizations to address tax planning and compliance needs related to state net operating losses (“NOLs”) across multiple entities and state jurisdictions.

State NOL Insight includes several features like a calculation engine to analyze utilization, limitation and expiration based upon state-specific NOL rules, data […]


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The 3 main types of Partner in a Big 4 firm

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When you play to your strengths you become much more successful. Typically there are three different types of partner. When you know your key strengths you can work towards becoming the right type of partner for your talents and strengths. In this blog post Heather Townsend shares an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner […]


The pros and cons of becoming a career manager in a Big 4 firm

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Can you have a meaningful career in a Big 4 firm as a fee earner without wanting to make partner? In this blog post Heather Townsend shares an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ (Click here for a free sample chapter) and explores the positives and negatives of […]


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Venture capitalists invest $10.6 billion in historically “soft” Q3

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Quality deals are still getting funding although the overall count has ebbed to the lowest point since Q3 2010 with the scenario being called a normalization process after record breaking investments spiked previous results upward.

This is the broad takeaway from The MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers based on data from Thomson Reuters for Q3. Tom Ciccolella, […]


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10 reasons to seriously consider changing firms if you want to make partner quickly at a Big 4 firm

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While everyone’s route to partner in a Big 4 is different, there are four main routes to making partner. In this blog post Heather Townsend shares an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ (Click here for a free sample chapter) and explores why you should consider one of […]


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EY Takes On Estate Planning Myths In Front Of Tax Season

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

National Estate Planning Awareness week is October 17 – 23 and there’s no better way to understand the issues we’re facing as tax season looms than by smashing some of the estate planning myths that are commonly held.  Thomas M. DiLorenzo, Senior Manager , Employee Financial Services at EY, took some time to walk […]


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Top business trends for 2017 you can’t afford to miss

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By Rob Starr

It doesn’t really matter whether you’re a CEO, freelancer, employee or entrepreneur, being and staying successful is all about knowing the recent trends and riding their waves. Enthusiasm in any line of work is great but you need to anchor it with some research and get the facts to back it up.

That said, here’s a few of the […]


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Why you now need both sponsors AND an influential firm mentor to rapidly progress your career in a Big 4 firm

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Accepted wisdom used to be that you only needed an influential firm mentor to rapidly progress your career in the Big 4. In this blog post Heather Townsend shares an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ (Click here for a free sample chapter)  and shines a light on […]


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Approaching A Frictionless Process In The Cloud

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager
One of the most interesting findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2017, released by PwC US in conjunction with CIO and CSO, goes beyond the fact 59% of respondents reported increased cybersecurity spending as a result of digitization to the point 63% of survey respondents say they run IT services in the […]


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Deloitte’s Unique Family Leave Program Supplies Inclusive Umbrella

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Deloitte has taken the lead when it comes to compassionate, inclusive family leave by offering a program that includes professionals seeking to look after a spouse or significant other, aging parent or celebrate the arrival of a new addition by factoring in short-term disability for childbirth.

Aptly named, The Deloitte Family Leave Program, it’s the first […]


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Panhandling with technology in today’s digital Gold Rush

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Think the current rush to everything digital is unparalleled in the history of business? Are you sitting in that corner office or in the basement as a sole proprietor and wondering if anyone has ever seen anything like this cresting wave of technology before?

Don’t panic. Innovation has always been the fuel for America’s business engine […]


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Prop 64: Millennials Take Up The Hippie Cause

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

California has always been a state that leads the way in innovation for social causes. In 1967, environmentally conscious folks there started the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to clean up pollutants and standardize emission controls. CARB has been one of the foundations that helped to build the automotive emission controls we have in place […]


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New Accenture Lead in Cybersecurity Gets Tough On Soft/Chewy Data

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Citing the desire to build  a “ new and highly different type of  cyber practice,” one of the industry leaders that spent a 28-year career keeping this country’s institutions and citizens safe from the ever-expanding storm of cyber threats has joined Accenture. Ira “Gus” Hunt , the former chief technology officer for the CIA, recently […]


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