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2014 Big Four Firms Performance Analysis Now Available!!

 

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The 2014 Performance Analysis of The Big Four Firms – Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC

Revenues for the Big Four accounting firms accelerated from 2013 to 2014 after growing at a moderate pace from 2012 to 2013 to record levels, a performance helped by strong improvement in global economies.

Three Big […]


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Ex-CIA INSPECTOR GENERAL TO LEAD KPMG’s FEDERAL FORENSIC PRACTICE

By Rob Starr, Big4.com, Content Manager

David Buckley, former Inspector General for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has joined KPMG LLP as a managing director in its Forensic Advisory Services. He was nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama and served as Inspector General for the CIA from October 2010 to January 2015 and his new role will involve providing investigative and […]


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Move In With Them Until You Love Them

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

The New York Times Science and Health Editor Barbara Strauch recently passed away at the relatively young age of 63. She was a brilliant journalist who, according to the article about her death, led a Newsday team that won a Pulitzer prize in 1992. I’ve always found the science reporting in the Times exemplary and illuminating (less […]


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9 excellent ways to truly understand what your clients want to buy

Need to attract clients to you? In this article, Heather Townsend, co-author of How to make partner and still have a life shares the mindset shift you need to make to help attract clients to you.

I’ve been spending time with a group of consultants, helping them begin to win their own clients.  Like many of us, some of them were uncomfortable with […]


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Pay-Per-Use Digital Marketing Service From Accenture and Adobe

 

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Glen Hartman, global managing director of digital transformation at Accenture Interactive, gave us some insights into the latest expansion of the alliance between his firm and Adobe recently.  Accenture Customer Engagement, is a cloud-based managed service that simplifies the development, execution and measurement of digital marketing . It was the subject of our […]


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New Chairman and CEO of Deloitte’s Audit Practice: The Big4.com Interview

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Joseph Ucuzoglu was recently named chairman and chief executive officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s audit practice.  He has previously served as the senior advisor to the Chief Accountant at the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and was most recently Deloitte’s national managing partner for Government, Regulatory and Professional Matters. Ucuzoglu succeeds Cathy Engelbert, who […]


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The Changing Face of Life and Annuity Insurance

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Life and Annuity Insurance: Step up or be sidelined is a recently published Deloitte study explaining how CFOs can help to navigate challenging marketplaces. Report author and Deloitte principal, Wendy Huang, highlighted a change in customer behavior, a need for modernized technology and a talent gap when we talked to her about the report and […]


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Getting Over The Confidence Myth

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Helene Lerner, CEO of Creative Expansions Inc., and the founder of WomenWorking.com has built a vast global following through one of the premier multimedia websites for career women with a robust social media presence. An Emmy-winning executive producer, Lerner has produced and hosted more than 20 televised specials and received the American Public […]


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If it’s Legal Is it Right? The Five Pillars of Integrity in Business

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s right. And conversely, some things that are right aren’t legal. Clearly, we don’t need a bookshelf full of legal tomes to tell us how to behave. We know in our hearts when we’ve acted ethically and with integrity, and so do our clients.

For example, I watched Hillary […]


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Capgemini’s PR campaign to launch their 2014 World Wealth Report Lauded

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management have been awarded the Best PR Program Award at the Family Wealth Report Awards 2015. The award is in recognition of the highly successful PR campaign to launch the collaborative  2014 World Wealth Report and Karen Schneider, Global Marketing Director, Capgemini Financial Services, answered some questions for Big4.com via email […]


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Will Converged Systems Disintermediate Consultants?

Alan Radding

Alan Radding, Big4.com guest blogger

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

Remember integrated systems? They proved a boon for consulting firms. Integrated systems were those for which companies bought expensive, complex middleware and hired some pricey consultants to make it […]


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AICPA Survey Finds Business Executives Taking A More Tempered View

By Rob Starr, Big4.com, Content Manager

According to the first quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants in U.S. companies who hold executive and senior management accounting roles,  optimism about  key performance indicators still remains high, but there has been a retrenchment in sentiment since last quarter. […]


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Finding out how to make partner when there is no formal partnership admissions process

Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life‘ and The Go-To Expert, examines how to make partner when there is no open and transparent process.

Some firm don’t have a formal process for admitting new partners. So is there any way you can work on a plan to make partner?  Of course there is! And in this […]


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Genuine Listening Helps Us To More Effectively Connect With Our Work Colleagues

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger

Organization success requires productive human connection. And while there may be an emphasis on how to communicate ideas, it’s also most important that the communicator and recipient of the communication/discussion are effectively listening to each other. It’s the key to understanding the content being discussed – our respective perspectives, motivations, and ideas.

To listen well […]


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Moving your career needle with solid time management techniques

By Rob Starr, Content Manager Big4.com

Alisa Cohn, a CPA and PwC alum, is an executive coach based in New York
City who helps executives and other professionals become more successful. She took some time recently to talk with us about time management techniques for Big4 career-minded individuals.

“The most important thing about time management to have a productive day, and therefore a […]


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