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Former Legislative Assistant To U.S. Senator Moves To EY And Talks About The Policies and Politics of Tax Law.

Eric Oman

By Rob Starr, Content Manager.

After more than three years as the Legislative Assistant to U.S. Sen. Michael B. Enzi (WY), a member of the U.S. Senate Finance and Budget Committees, Eric Oman has joined EY as an Executive Director in International Tax Services.

“Looking back on my experience, I really enjoyed participating in the meetings and the briefings

Eric Oman

that [...]

The Secret to Turning Every Prospect into a Paying Client

Andrew Sobel

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

One of my clients wanted to do business with a major prospect. It was an important company which would be seen as a valuable, marquis client. The company told my client point-blank, “We’re not going to do business with you. We are already well-served.” For one year they kept calling on this prospective account. They [...]

The Founding Partner of Sound Advice Consulting Services Gives A Career Development Primer For The Technology and Business Consulting Track

Jason M. Hill

By Rob Starr,

Jason M. Hill has his finger on the pulse of where the jobs are when it comes to auditing in general and the Big4 firms specifically. As the founding partner of Sound Advice Consulting Services, he’s been instrumental in completing several hundred consulting and direct hire searches for the firm’s clients.

His credentials include Certified Sr. IT PM [...]

Where will your next partners come from?

Alan Radding

Alan Radding, guest blogger

Your own book is the best way to build a consulting practice; ask me about ghostwriting your book

The traditional way consulting firms find partners is by cultivating them inside the organization

Alan Radding

and bringing them up through the ranks. A long proven approach, for sure, but it [...]

Top Ten Articles And Tools For Advancing And Improving Your Organization

Target Man

By Michael VanBruaene, Guest Blogger

Below are the ten articles and tools on my website that have been viewed the most in the past 12 months. Take a look.  They may be useful for your work.

1. Useful Performance Measures & Metrics – How To Measure Efficiency & Effectiveness.

2. [...]

PwC US’s 2014 Employee Financial Wellness Survey shows gap in financial health between generations is growing

Kent E. Allison

Kent Allison, Partner and National Practice Leader of PwC’s Employee Financial Education practice, fills us in as Millennials struggle with debt and Baby Boomers gorw  more confident.

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

1.  What does this study say about the overall distribution of wealth among the generations?

Given the impact the rise in the real estate and stock markets had in year-over-year [...]

PwC Philadelphia Gets Some Brotherly Love From

Ed Lovelidge

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

In a city that prides itself on grit and determination, it’s no wonder the Philadelphia office of PwC US was pleased to announce it was selected as one of’s Top Workplaces in 2014 for the fifth year running. It’s a merit well deserved when you look at the list of activities, programs and initiatives [...]

Does Money Make You Collaborate?

Andrew Sobel

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

I once had a client whose leadership constantly talked about teamwork. They wanted professionals from disparate areas of the organization to work together in unison in the service of their customer base. They even installed monetary incentives for better “Teaming.” But, the same leadership group got along very poorly. They were rarely seen together. In [...]

EY’s semi-annual Capital Confidence Barometer sees stage set for growth and a re-charge of M&A.

Richard Jeanneret

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

Richard Jeanneret, EY Americas Vice Chair, Transaction Advisory Services, answers a few questions about the optimistic report that surveyed 1600 senior executives from large companies worldwide.

       1.  The report states:  “A re-charge of M&A is on its way, driven by steadily increasing economic confidence, the tapering of equity markets, a moderating stock market [...]

Co-Founder of The Atlantic Group Talks Details In Another Of Our Ongoing Series On Career Advancement

John Ricco

By Rob Starr, Content Manager.

“Attention to detail is probably one of the most important things, especially when you’re young in a career,” says John Ricco, CPA and Co-Founder of The Atlantic Group, which has placed 1,000 professionals in the financial services industry since the company’s inception in 2006.

Ricco is also an experienced public accountant who has worked with KPMG [...]

Seven Ways to Connect With Someone Older Than You

Andrew Sobel

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

It’s not uncommon to find yourself working with a client who is quite a bit older than you. You might be a 35 year-old woman, for example, who needs to build a relationship with a 60 year-old chief financial officer who is male. It may seem, on the surface at least, that you have very [...]

Deloitte still has a few questions for Janet Yellen and some musings on the economy.

Daniel Bachman

By Rob Starr, Content Manager.


Her first press conference as the head of the Federal Reserve filled in some blanks for the financial pundits on March 19, but a Deloitte team of specialists put their heads together to come up a few outstanding questions and points of order when we talked with them recently. This is the first of a [...]

PwC’s 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey Sees Strong CIO-CMO Relationship Focal To Boosting Digital IQ

Chris Curran

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

 Other findings include five behaviors that accelerate value from digital investments. Chris Curran, Chief Technologist in the firm’s advisory practice, fleshes out the highpoints via email for


1. What’s the background of the 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey?

PwC’s 6th Annual global Digital IQ survey of 1,494 business and technology is designed to [...]

Making Rain to Make Partner: Some Solid Career Advice From Deloitte Alum

Donna Svei

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Donna Svei has the background to be called a recruiting expert. Working as a search consultant since 1987, she has completed over 400 executive searches, including some for Big4 seniors and managers. She also writes executive resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Prior to her current career, she was a public company Controller and CPA with Deloitte.

We [...]

The Final and Most Important Step in any Relationship

Andrew Sobel New Headshot 2014

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

In December, my father went to bed and did not get back out. He was 96—about to turn 97. He was in fairly good health and of sound mind. No, better than that: His mind was still razor sharp. He was a decorated WWII combat physician and a noted pioneer in 20th century psychiatry, his [...]