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Edison, NJ (July 24, 2014) – WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, today announced that as of July 14th, Robert K. Wilson has joined as a Partner in the growing Water & Utilities Practice.  Based in New Jersey, he will primarily focus on delivering audit and consulting services in this important [...]

Accenture Lands New Work From U.S. Department of Treasury

Ed Meehan

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Financial management services and IT will be the focus of the new $48 million contract. Ed Meehan, Managing Director, US Federal Civilian Portfolio at Accenture Federal Services, answers some questions.


Q: What’s the history between Accenture and the U.S. Department of Treasury?


A: Accenture has served as a trusted partner to the IRS, a bureau of the [...]

Live Forward LLC’s Founder Provides A Quick Overview of Emotional Intelligence

Susan Cucuzza

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

When the subject of career development in the Big4 comes up, Susan Cucuzza’s opinion ranks with the most credible and educated anywhere. Currently, she’s executive coach and founder of Live Forward LLC, and her impressive resume has many other different and relevant nuances.

Susan had led HR programs nationally and internationally in Fortune 500 firms [...]

Hybrid Clouds—the New IT Consulting Frontier

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 cloud has become so yesterday. By now every organization has some sort of cloud strategy.

Alan Radding

But what they don’t have is a hybrid cloud strategy, and that is [...]

Latest EY report sweeps the digital searchlight over 30,000 consumers to find growing numbers of empowered technology users in 34 different countries

Marcie Merriman

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

Consumers on board: how to copilot the multichannel journey is the latest report from EY that’s a globally scaled piece of research reinforcing the notion of the technologically empowered consumer as an emerging game changer. Consumers have always been the hub of the wheel when it comes to the forward motion of any economy and [...]

The MoneyTree Report Sees Software Dominating Biggest VC Investing Upsurge Since Q4 2000


By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Venture Capitalists (VC) have hoisted Software and Biotechnology on their shoulders and carried these two industries as part of VC investment totaling $13 billion in 1,114 deals in Q2 2014. This according to the recently released, The MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.

4 simple but effective tips to help you pass the big 4 partnership admissions process


On partnership track? Then this article will give you 4 simple tips to help you increase your chances of being admitted to the partnership.

I recently met with Tara Fennessy, a Leadership and Personal Impact Specialist who has helped 100s of Big 4 directors take the step up to partner. In our lengthy conversation we discussed the support Big 4 [...]

Eight Reasons Why You Lose Clients – And What To Do About It (Part I)

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By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

The playwright Oscar Wilde defined a gentleman as someone who “is never unintentionally rude.” Likewise, you never want to have a good client relationship end unintentionally and without a sound reason.

Unfortunately, relationships often avoidably come to an end. Clients usually just vote with their feet and don’t carefully explain to you why they [...]

Protiviti’s Scott Moritz On Their Latest Turnkey Solution For Corruption Compliance

Scott Moritz

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Bribes paid by intermediaries are one of the major focuses of corruption enforcement actions and it stands to reason getting a third party anti-corruption program an organization can trust needs to be a primary objective. The Protiviti Governance Portal for Third-Party Anti-Corruption is the latest solution from that firm that helps companies comply with the [...]

Keys to being a Top-Rated 1st Year accountant


A guest blog from Big4Bound (

This is a summary of things that I wish I had known going into my first year, or maybe I was told and should have payed more attention. For many of these you have heard them before but I wanted to actually add some value so I gave you actual ways you can put them into practice. [...]

The President of ECG Resources, Inc. Furthers The Case For Wealth Management As A Career In The Second Part of Our Interview Series

Dave Glaser

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

Dave Glaser is an Executive Recruiter, and President and Owner of ECG Resources, Inc., with over 33 years of experience in recruiting within the wealth management arena. His specialties include Ultra-High Net Worth Wealth Advisory, Executive Financial Planning, High Net Worth Tax, Trust & Estate and Investment Advisory. Understandably, he’s quite convincing when [...]

A Rumbling In The Distance: More About The Changing Patterns of Learning And Business

Larry Durham

Larry Durham from the St. Charles Consulting Group sheds more light on the ways new learning techniques are affecting the modern business landscape in part two of our interview with him. 

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

“The expectation around the free flow of information, the access to information and learning is really important,” Larry Durham says by way of reintroducing [...]

Healthy Locally Grown Food On The Menu For Increased Sales According To WeiserMazars’ Second Annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study

Louis Biscotti

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

“I think what we’re seeing in the marketplace is that companies are really focusing on getting better customers and not just about new customers,” said Louis J. Biscotti, Partner & National Director of WeiserMazars’ Food & Beverage Practice. “They’re actually starting to rate their clients and that’s creating tougher competition in pricing.”

Biscotti was referring [...]

Accelerated Big Data Initiatives For Business Is The Goal Of Extended Capgemini /Cloudera Partnership

Scott  H Schlesinger

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

With the recent launch of two new data offerings designed to aid organizations in attaining better value from their data assets, Capgemini recently announced they are strengthening their ties with the Cloudera platform, Cloudera Enterprise.  The resulting new services: Enterprise Data Hub Accelerator and Data Science-as-a-Service will also be bolstered by Capgemini’s [...]

A new LinkedIn feature to help you stay in contact with the people who matter to you

The Go-To Expert

Heather Townsend, author of ‘The Go-To Expert‘ shows you how to use a new, simple and very powerful, LinkedIn feature to easily stay in touch with the people that matter to you. 

Staying in touch with your key contacts should be easy, after all, we have so much technology to help us do this. The problem is that much of [...]