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Here’s how model airplanes can help you through veto interviews.

By Rob Starr, big4.com Content Manager.

Dr. Dennis J. O’Neill shares a story about a personal situation where he was in the hot seat during an especially tough interview process.

“It was at the point where the hiring manager already wanted me to get the job,” he said. “So, he had to send me through a sequence of people I’d be working […]


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Capgemini Experts talk near-real-time data insights and other big trends for 2015

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Although the old axiom about the only constant in life being change was written long before mobile devices and laptops connected people and information across the globe, the meaning at the heart of the saying has never been more true. If you’ve followed the ever transforming IT landscape at any time over the last several […]


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Building A Successful Interview Platform

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Sarah Toben is the founder and lead interview coach at Elite Interview Coaching.  She  worked for seven years as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting before striking out on her own and had the opportunity to provide human capital advisory services to Fortune 100 clients across different industries during that phase of her career. […]


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Additional Sites to Extend U.S. Department of State Global Supply Chain Program With Accenture’s Help

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Ron Ash, who leads Accenture’s work with the State Department, took some time to answer a few questions for us about his company’s Integrated Logistics Management System (ILMS) which streamlines logistics support for diplomats and embassies across the globe. Accenture and ILMS recently helped the Department to extend the ILMS program to more than […]


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Accenture Finds Companies Struggle to Keep Up with the Nonstop Customer in U.S. “Switching Economy.”

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

According to new research from Accenture, U.S. companies are struggling to keep pace with their customers’ “always on” nature and greater use of digital channels. In fact, this U.S. “Switching Economy” is up 29 percent since 2010. Big4.com asked Robert Wollan, Global Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Sales & Customer Services, a few questions about […]


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Deloitte FanTAXtic National Case Study Competition Sees Top Honors Go To Brigham Young University

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Designed in 2002 to familiarize students with the tax profession early in their academic careers, the Deloitte FanTAXtic National Case Study Competition was recently held at Deloitte University. Brigham Young University’s five-student team won the study competition, $2,000 in scholarships for each student on the winning team and a $10,000 institutional award late last month.  […]


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KPMG Survey Finds Fragmented GBS Puzzle Needs To Align

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

A single global business services (GBS) organization is the end goal of most global business services looking to centralize their shared services and outsourcing operations within the next three years, according to the 3rd Quarter 2014 KPMG Sourcing Advisory Global Pulse Survey. However, this new focus doesn’t always have a corresponding plan with one […]


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Latest Deloitte CFO Insights report prompts executives to take advantage of current energy renaissance.

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Like a lot of other financial research that has come out in these uncertain times, the current Deloitte CFO Insights report, Energy & water: A market reality, strikes both an optimistic and cautionary note simultaneously. The ability to unlock ample reserves of oil and natural gas through horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have created what’s […]


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Accenture’s Talent Growth Initiative (TGI) Aims To Put Thousands Back To Work

 

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

This new initative launched by Accenture and Ashoka provides skills training to unemployed and underemployed individuals and helps place them in jobs. In 2015 alone, there are plans to help 3,500 people looking for work. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative, Accenture is equipping more than 700,000 people around the world with the skills to get […]


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Your definitive guide to creating a cast-iron business case for partnership

In this article Heather Townsend, co-author of How To Make Partner And Still Have A Life and The Go-To Expert, brings together all of her collective wisdom on how to create a cast0iron business case for partnership…

Creating a powerful and successful business case for partnership in an accounting or consulting firm  is probably the most difficult part of […]


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Global Tax Management’s New Managing Director Talks About The Firm’s Unprecedented Growth And How He’ll Manage At The Helm

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

 

Some firms would consider their 20th year in operation accomplishment enough and leave all the players on the bridge exactly where they are to stay the course.  If you added a 20 percent annual revenue growth over the last three consecutive years and more than 120 employees throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, the […]


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Asking the right interview questions is as important as answering them.

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

It stands to reason that when you want to understand how to climb the career ladder in any Big4 firm, you’ll take advice from the experts who understand what it takes to start and/or further your development.

Both a rich history and ability to be forward thinking are the attributes in firms that have made names […]


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Real time insights are the key to managing data: EY

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The drive toward real time data insights traverses all modern industries and it’s one of the priorities of today’s successful business leaders. IT Advisory principal Scott Schlesinger of Ernst & Young LLP , took some time to guide us through the piece he wrote for EY’s Performance journal aptly titled: “Why an integrated platform […]


Supplying Imagery For Interview Success.

By Rob Starr, Big4. com Content Manager

As the President and Founder of Dubin & Lee, a corporate accounting & finance executive search firm, Saundra Lee is a welcome addition to our series of career development interviews. She’s spent 15 years headhunting talent within corporate accounting and finance and has worked with a $12 billion corporation on building its accounting […]


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Megadeals and Numbers In The Billions Mark Q4 MoneyTree Report

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

According to The MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters, the highest level of Internet-specific investments since 2000 was just one of the noteworthy high-water marks for Q4 2014 with a 29% rise in Biotechnology investment and fourteen of the 17 industry categories experiencing increases in […]


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