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Experienced veteran of the retained executive search business shares career development insights

By Rob Starr, Content Manager Big4.com

Stephen P. Konstans leads the accounting and finance practice and is the Vice President at Pearson Partners International, a global retained executive search firm, specializing in securing top talent for some of the most challenging positions, from CEOs and CFOs to CAOs, board members and senior executives. He has spent more than 25 years helping […]


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Accenture Research Shows U.S. Companies Expect Their Demand for Middle-Skills Jobs to Spike

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

New Accenture research shows seventy three percent of U.S. companies expect an increase in their demand for “middle-skills” jobs that generally require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree. The demand is expected to rise over the next few years and 56 percent polled are struggling to find people to […]


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The Virtual Company is Capgemini’s new scalable cloud-based BPO solution

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Carole Murphy, Vice President and Head of BPO Business Transformation Services at Capgemini, recently took the time to answer a few questions about the complete outsourced service that enables companies to run their end-to-end accounting and finance processes through a BPO model while leveraging NetSuite’s unified cloud-based business management suite.

 

       What does The Virtual Company […]


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Military Health Community Better Served With Accenture’s Expansion of Army Financial System

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

 

Accenture Federal Services latest integrated enterprise resource planning system will aid the National Capitol Region Medical Directorate (NCR MD) manage healthcare services for one of the largest military markets in the nation. This  part of the Defense Health Agency is the first organization outside of the U.S. Army to fully integrate into the

COSO Looks To PwC For Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework For Updates: Big4.com Interviews Consulting Leader and Director Involved

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Enterprise risk management, fraud deterrence and effective internal control are factors that hold a position of importance with any organization looking to get to the top of their intended marketplace and stay there. Understanding that need, The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) published in 2004 a framework for enterprise risk management […]


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Cloud Security Creates Multi-Dimensional Opportunity for Consultants

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 can get a sense of the cloud security complexity challenge in the Deloitte Cloud Computing Risk Intelligence Map. In its own survey of CISO’s IBM found 86% of those surveyed say […]


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Former Senior Tax Manager At KPMG And Deloitte Puts Some Pieces Of The Career Development Puzzle Together

By Rob Starr Big4.com Content Manager

Dave Matthews, CPA, has been involved in the investment management industry for 20 years and his experience cuts a broad swath through finance, operations, compliance and tax. He’s worked with both KPMG and Deloitte and recently shared some of his knowledge on career development in the Big4 firms.

“At KPMG I started and finished as a […]


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More Career Development Advice From Academia’s Cyberspace Halls

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Timothy A. Gagnon is the Professor/Faculty Director MST and MSA On-line Programs at Northeastern University and Attorney at Timothy A. Gagnon, Attorney at Law. This is his second career development interview with Big4.com.

When you talk to anyone with the education and experience to have a valued opinion about what constitutes a career in […]


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Reputation risk is a top strategic business issue: 2014 Reputation at Risk survey conducted by Forbes Insights on behalf of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL)

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Henry Ristuccia, Global Governance, Risk and Compliance leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, helps us understand the disconnect between professed confidence in reputation and lack of confidence in the ability to protect it. 

 

 Why does overall confidence decline when it comes to protecting against and responding to reputation risks?

In terms of protecting against reputation risks, many companies particularly […]


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Your Most Powerful Differentiator –The Live Performance

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

An extraordinary shift has occurred in the music business, and it holds an important lesson for us.

Over the last decade, sales of recorded music have steadily declined. This includes all types of music in all formats—CDs, digital downloads, and so on.

At the same time, concert ticket revenue for live […]


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Former Big4 Auditor stresses attitude and expertise

 By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The middle of 2007 was when all of Joe Auer’s hard work started to come together. Just before that, he’d interned with KPMG for 10 weeks in the Charlotte office and then went to work there full-time since the experience had been both beneficial and pleasant. He got a solid career foundation by polishing up […]


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COSO Engages PwC to update Enterprise Risk Management Integrated Framework

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) is a voluntary private sector organization dedicated to improving organizational performance and governance through effective internal control, enterprise risk management and fraud deterrence. Their widely accepted framework hadn’t been revised since 2004. Robert B. Hirth, Jr., COSO Chair, answered some questions for Big4.com about the […]


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Here’s a few keys to Big4 success from a former managing director at Korn Ferry International

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Jamie Peretz is currently the founder of 2MyCareer, but her credentials to shell out advice on career development in the Big4 go back to her stops at global leader in executive recruitment and talent consulting, Korn Ferry International, and executive positions in investment banking at Credit Suisse and JP Morgan. She’s also been an attorney with […]


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Venture capitalists lead overall swing back to economic health with $9.9 billion in 1,023 deals in the third quarter of 2014

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

“At first glance you notice that we’re down from Q2,” Mark McCaffrey, global software leader and technology partner at PwC said by way of starting our conversation on the latest installment of The MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters, “but the reality is Q2 was […]


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New US Recruiting Leader Has 20 Years With PwC And Several Senior Human Capital Roles To His Credit

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Rod Adams will lead the hiring of more than 15,000 full-time professionals and interns over the next year.

“My experience on the human capital side and being part of the team that creates our people strategy translates into my being able to work with our recruiting team and translate those strategies into messages that resonate with […]


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