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KPMG/PwC Alumni Teaches The “Burst of Extrovert” Career Advancement Technique

Ramon Santillán

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Ramon Santillán is the Founder and Chief Interview Consultant at He’s been quoted as an expert in interviewing techniques in publications such as CBS, The Sydney Morning Herald and the Chicago Tribune. At least one of the angles that separates his approach is his belief in the science of body language and its ability, [...]

Labor Day’s Relevance For Today’s Professionals – Leadership Development Challenge.

Larry Boyer

By Larry Boyer, Guest Blogger

In today’s white collar world of professional services the struggle of the labor movement over a century ago may seem like a distant echo with little relevance to your world today. For most of us in the U.S., today’s Labor Day holiday is just another day off, summer’s last [...]

Anthony G. (Tony) Santiago Brings His 34 Years of Experience To Our Career Development Table

Tax Talent

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

One of the foremost authorities on tax careers talks about the contemporary landscape and getting ahead in tax.

You can’t look at Tony Santiago’s website without getting the impression that here’s a professional that gets straight to the point and means business. Take Control of Your Tax Career is one of the first encouraging headlines and [...]

The Three Types Of Independence You Must Cultivate With Clients

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By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

You need to cultivate and exercise three kinds of independence from your clients:

Intellectual independence. Sometimes, advisors and service providers forget that one of the reasons they are being employed is to provide independent perspectives. They want to be supportive of a client at every stage of the relationship, and sometimes this desire compromises intellectual integrity. [...]

Confidence in Retirement Savings Renewed By Economic Stability: Deloitte Survey

Stacy Sandler

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Stacy Sandler, principal, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP, recently took the time to respond to a few questions had about Deloitte’s 13th Annual Defined Contribution Benchmarking Survey. The survey found, among other things, that the economic uptick over the past year has led to renewed interest in retirement savings.

1. Can you explain these [...]

Accenture Releases Enhanced Human Services Software for Government Agencies


Supports caseworker efficiency and single citizen applications for multiple assistance programs


ARLINGTON, Va; August 26, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has released version 6.1 of its Human Services Software Suite, enhancing its capabilities to support state agencies’ modernization of eligibility systems, integration across programs and compliance with federal requirements including the [...]

Live Forward LLC Founder Talks About The Three Legs of The Management Stool

Susan Cucuzza

By Rob Starr,


As an executive coach and founder of Live Forward LLC, Susan Cucuzza, ACC, BCC, CLC, has made a business coaching executives on leadership effectiveness. Before launching her own company, Susan led HR programs focusing on leadership and talent development in several Fortune 500 companies both nationally and internationally. She’s also worked at both Deloitte and KPMG.

Recently, she [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Jamba Teams with Capgemini as Part of Effort to Achieve 10-20% G&A Reduction Goal and Drive Accelerated Growth


EMERYVILLE, CA, August 25, 2014 – Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA), a leading health and wellness brand and the leading retailer of freshly squeezed juice, today reaffirmed its commitment to accelerate its move to an asset-light model with the announcement that the Company has entered into an agreement with Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology, and outsourcing [...]

KPMG Alumni Looks Back Fondly

Meagan Rosson

By Rob Starr, Big4 Content Manager

Millennial says her time in the Big4 was good preparation for life outside it.  


“I had a very positive experience,” says Meagan Rosson, the energetic Accounting Manager for Clarisonic, a L’Oreal Company ,when speaking about her time with KPMG that started in September of 2008. “Most of what I learned and took away is a [...]

General Harry D. Raduege, Jr. Discusses Cybersecurity Threats CFOs Need To Recognize

Harry Raduege


By Rob Starr, Content Manager  

Harry D. Raduege, Jr., is chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation and recently co-authored the paper Cybersecurity: Five Essential Truths with Kelly Bissell. The document looks at how companies and their CFOs are fighting an ever evolving war on the cybersecurity front.

Through an illustrious career that spanned 35 years in the U.S. [...]

Deloitte’s Jim Atwell Guides Us Through The Good News of The Venture Capital Investor Confidence Surge

Jim Atwell

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

The 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey from Deloitte and the National Venture Capital Association adds to a growing body of favorable news concerning the economy in that global investor confidence in the U.S. has increased for the third year in a row. Information technology-related sectors were one of the biggest winners this time around [...]

The extraordinary Harry Hopkins–President Roosevelt’s most Trusted Advisor

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By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

In January of 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt invited Wendell Wilkie, who had lost his own bid for the presidency the year before, to visit him at the White House. Sitting in front of the fireplace in the Oval Office, Wilkie steered the topic of conversation to Harry Hopkins, who was Roosevelt’s most trusted advisor.

Hopkins [...]

Former Senior Tax Counsel To Senate Finance Committee Chairman Senator Baucus Joins EY and Talks With

Ann Cammack

By Rob Starr, Content Manager


When Ann Burgess Cammack joined the Washington, DC offices of EY as a principal in the National Tax Department, she brought a quiver of experience in both the private and government sectors covering her focus on tax and compliance issues.

She’s been the senior tax counsel on the US Senate Finance Committee and tax advisor to [...]

We Talk With EY’s New Director of National Tax Transfer Pricing Controversy in Washington, DC

Richard McAlonan

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Richard McAlonan, Jr. will also act as the Americas Director of Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs). He is the former Director of the IRS’s Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement (APMA) Program.

In the press release that noted Richard McAlonan, Jr. joining EY, Michael Mundaca, co-director of Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department, lauded the new arrival [...]

The Secret to Winning Your Next Sales Pitch

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By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

Clients hate sales pitches. You probably do, too. How do you like to sit still while someone presents PowerPoint slides to you?

Clients don’t like boring pitches, but they love to learn. So turn your next sales presentation into a collaborative, value-added session for the client. Role model what it would be like to actually work with you [...]