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Why Mark Zuckerberg Isn’t A CPA And More Big Four Engagement Ideas From The City Of Brotherly Love

Douglas Ross

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

As the generational landscape shifts in the Big Four firms and Millennials slide their chairs in around the tables once reserved exclusively for the Baby Boomers, many of the once long held traditional beliefs about the staples of the business world like employee engagement are being redesigned to suit those taking the reigns.

The transition makes […]


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Capgemini America Inc. to coordinate and oversee the integration of technology services for GETS program

Greg Hyttenrauch

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Capgemini America Inc., has become the Multisourcing Service Integrator (MSI) for the Georgia Enterprise Technology Services (GETS) program.  As the service integrator, the company will provide service integration processes and systems, including billing, service desk, service catalog and request management, risk and security management, and other services. Greg Hyttenrauch, Deputy CEO, Capgemini Infrastructure Services, emailed […]


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An overview from an entrepreneur and technologist in the land of startups

Yael Tamar

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

While the Big4.com accounting consulting firms are still considered the end goal for many students graduating from the nation’s institutions of higher learning with accounting degrees, many others in this demographic are climbing away from that corporate trunk and out onto entrepreneurial branches.

This entrepreneur spotlight focuses on Yael Tamar who is an accomplished entrepreneur […]


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Five Thousand More U.S. Veterans To Be Hired By Accenture By 2020

Christopher MacManus

By Rob Starr, Content Manager Big4.com

Adding to the more than 1,000 former members of the U.S. Armed Forces currently employed by the company, Accenture plans to hire 5,000  U.S. veterans and military spouses in the next five years. The company recently launched a number of initiatives to attract former active-duty personnel and current reservists with the experience, skills or aptitude […]


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Previous business strategy consultant for Ernst & Young in the Asia Pacific region talks employee engagement

Abisheg Elijah

 Abisheg Elijah is responsible for Eliron Advisory’s (www.elironadvisory.com) Strategic Marketing Practice. He is currently helping HR tech start-ups that focus on employee engagement, performance management and leadership. He has consulted on business strategy for Ernst & Young in the Asia Pacific region and also worked with large Indian IT services firms – Infosys & Cognizant – and consulted for major US […]


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You’re Being Terminated.  How To Accept It And Move Forward

Michael VanBruaene

Michael VanBruaene

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger

Someone recently contacted me to ask my thoughts and suggestions as to what she should do upon being terminated after working for many years for a company.  Below is the email sent to her.  The name below is not her name. 

Dear Charlotte,

I’ve been terminated a […]


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Relationship Building From the Client’s Side of the Desk

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By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

Thoughtful client feedback is always illuminating. Of course, you have to be careful about taking what just one client executive says works or doesn’t work when it comes to building long-term relationships, and generalize it to all clients. But, having interviewed over 1000 senior executives on this topic, it’s remarkable to me how consistent the […]


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Capgemini and Guidewire announce successful deployment of a new claims handling platform

Nigel Walsh

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Zurich’s UK General Insurance business has announced the successful deployment of a new claims handling platform through Capgemini and Guidewire Software. This first phase of a multi-year project is focused at transforming claims processing, reducing costs, and improving Zurich’s customer experience across the UK with Capgemini, the primary systems integrator, responsible for the end-to-end solution […]


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EY’s New Pension Risk Practice Lead Opens Up

Brad Howard

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Brad Howard recently joined EY to help lead their pension risk practice. He has over fifteen years of experience consulting with retirement plan sponsors and insurance providers. Brad advises clients’ CFOs, CHROs, and Market Innovation functions regarding different human capital and related finance matters. These include actuarial services, pension funding and risk strategies, plan terminations, […]


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Merger further expands Capgemini’s footprint in North America

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

When Capgemini recently announced they had entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire IGATE for a cash consideration of $48 per share, North America effectively became the largest region by revenue for the Paris Headquartered, IT services organization. IGATE is a prominent US-listed technology and services company headquartered in New Jersey with 2014 revenues […]


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Business ecosystems fuelling fundamental transition: Deloitte

Eamonn Kelly

By Rob Starr, Big4.com, Content Manager

Aptly titled, Deloitte’s latest Business Trends Report: Business Ecosystems Come of Age, underscores the fact that most aspects of the modern business are under continual pressure to evolve in an ever changing global network to survive, coexist and compete. Mike Canning, National Managing Director of Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Strategy & Operations practice, and Eamonn […]


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PwC Breaks Down Financial Stress By Generation

Kent Allison

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

PwC’s Employee Financial Wellness Survey took a look at the financial and retirement wellbeing of working U.S. adults by looking at the responses from more than 1,700 full-time employees. The survey found, among other things, financial stress and retirement readiness concerns linger and that each working generation had a particular subset of concerns. Kent Allison, […]


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We Talk With WeiserMazars’ New Health Care Practice Leader

Debra Bornstein

 

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

WeiserMazars LLP announced recently that as part of its ongoing national expansion of the Health Care Practice it has named Principal Debra Bornstein as the new leader of the Health Care Practice replacing Ken Fischer. We were able to ask her a few questions via email about her new role and where WeiserMazars’ Health Care […]


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EY’s Q1 technology M&A report shows the more things change, the less they stay the same

Jeffrey Liu

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager       

As soon as Jeff Liu, Global Sector Head, Technology – Transaction Advisory Services for EY, starts talking about the results and trends from his firm’s Q1 technology M&A report, old axioms like  the famous one from Alphonse Karr start falling away at the hands of new catchphrases like disruptive technologies.

First, he offers a perspective for […]


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Protiviti Announces Latest Version Of Its Governance Portal That Helps Companies Drive Governance, Risk and Compliance Productivity

Scott Wisniewski

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

 

Protiviti’s Governance Portal 4.3 has been designed to increase the efficiency with which organizations accomplish governance, risk and compliance (GRC) tasks across multiple business units and projects. As well, this latest offering has also been updated to help customers better align their controls with the COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) […]


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