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How One Extraordinary Woman—and her powerful empathy—Shaped the Modern Middle East

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

In September of 1921, Gertrude Bell received an urgent message. It was from  King Faisal—the first ruler of modern Iraq—who had been appointed ruler of Mesopotamia, now Iraq, only a few weeks earlier on August 23. Bell, who had been the principal architect of the British government’s reconstitution of Iraq after World War I, had […]


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KPMG Survey Documents Community Bank Transformation Checklist

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

KPMG LLP’s annual Community Banking Outlook survey was recently released and noted, among other things, that community banks are walking the tightrope of business growth with escalating costs to comply with new regulations and the need to transform their businesses on either side. This year’s survey “Seeking Strategic Advantage” also highlighted the fact these […]


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PwC CareerAdvisor provides interactive customizable tool to refine your online career search

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The next generation of business leaders is getting a helping hand from PwC in the form of a new interactive and customizable platform of tools that will enable students and others to define and underline their unique interests and professional goals as they create their own career paths.

CareerAdvisor is available online and through any mobile […]


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Follow this simple process to build a crisp, clear and powerful business case for partner in your Big 4 firm

Are you wondering how to build a business case for partnership with impact and no waffle? Heather Townsend, co-author of How To Make Partner And Still Have A Life and The Go-To Expert, reveals all…

Lately, I have been talking to a lawyer who is being put up for partner in a few weeks’ time. This is unexpected and she is […]


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Improving Federal Innovation Subject of New Accenture Study

By Rob Starr, Content Manager Big4.com

Accenture Federal Services and the Government Business Council have identified steps federal agencies can take to become more innovative and a report on the research, “Is Government Making Inroads to Innovation?”, covers federal defense and civilian agency executive’s input regarding their agencies support of innovation. Tom Greiner, Accenture Federal Services […]


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New WeiserMazars’ Not-for-Profit Partner Brings Bird’s Eye View To Practice

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

WeiserMazars’ recent addition of Ethan Kahn as a Partner in the Not-for-Profit Practice strengthens the firm for several good reasons including the fact Kahn is an accomplished CPA who testified in front of the NY State Senate for the Non-Profit Revitalization Bill. His nonprofit consulting expertise includes joint training with the mayor’s office and program […]


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Back to the Future: The Platform for the Next Era of IT

Alan Radding, Big4.com guest blogger

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

You already know what the next era of IT will look like: mobile, cloud, big data, and IoT. It has been shaping up like a tsunami rolling toward a distant shore and slowly […]


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

If you are in the Big Four, or accounting industry, and looking for a unique study, not available anywhere, this is a MUST! http://www.big4.com/analysis

This new 34-page 2014 report provides a detailed analysis of the historical performance of each of the Big Four firms and insights from their combined figures, including:

Analysis of historical performance

Detailed review of 2014 performance by each […]


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4 ways for a non-fee-earner to build a powerful business case for partnership

Are you wondering how to build a business case for partnership if you are non-fee earner? Heather Townsend, co-author of How To Make Partner And Still Have A Life and The Go-To Expert, reveals all…

Not all professionals who want to make partner are client-facing. We have worked with a few. They cannot build their partnership business case based upon the […]


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Deloitte strengthens XPRIZE relationship with new multi-year strategic alliance and fellowship program

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

As a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP and a leader in Deloitte’s innovation group, Marcus Shingles has every reason to be excited his company is furthering their alliance with XPRIZE, a non profit and the global leader in the creation of incentivized prize competitions.

“We actually launched two degrees of alliances with XPRIZE,” he told […]


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Your business case for partnership: 3 clever tips if you are working in industry

Are you wondering how to build a business case for partnership if you are currently in industry? Heather Townsend, co-author of How To Make Partner And Still Have A Life and The Go-To Expert, reveals all…

Plenty of my clients work in industry but want a career change and to make partner at one of the Big 4.  Many of them […]


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KPMG Gets New Head Of Corporate Development

By Rob Starr, Big4.com, Content Manager

Stephanie Schnabel recently joined KPMG as head of corporate development.  She worked previously  as managing director of corporate development at Accenture and received her education at Princeton University ( Bachelor of Arts in economics) and her Master of Business Administration in finance and multinational management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

What attracted you […]


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Keeping that interview ball in your court

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Dave Glaser wears several hats that qualify him as an expert when it comes to dispensing advice to those looking to further an executive career or get started climbing the Big4 ladder. He has over 33 years of recruiting experience in wealth management with several focal points that include Ultra-High Net Worth Wealth Advisory, Executive […]


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PwC’s Digital Snapshot Foretells of HR’s New Role In Modern Organizations

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Jean Lee, Principal at PwC, begins a recent discussion on PwC’s newly released Digital IQ Snapshot on HR and Talent Management, “How HR’s Digital IQ can advance business strategy,” with a topic that’s familiar to anyone interested in today’s business climate.

“The perspective that we outline in this paper is that HR really has […]


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Deloitte’s 4th quarter CFO survey marks eighth straight quarter of optimism

By Rob Starr, Big4,com Content Manager

Deloitte’s 4th quarter CFO survey for North America launched yesterday. It highlighted  the eighth straight quarter where CFOs are optimistic about their organization’s prospects.  However, uncertainties persist and CFOs remain cautious of domestic external risks and the global economy’s performance. Gregory Dickinson, Director, North American CFO Survey Deloitte, answered some questions for […]


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