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5 most effective tactics to build a LinkedIn profile which gets you found by potential clients

If you have neglected your LinkedIn profile, or wondering why it isn’t having an impact on your lead generation, then this article will give you five simple tweaks to help your LinkedIn profile start to win you work. 

I regularly do research for my clients and prospects on the state of their social media efforts. Of course, this will always lead […]


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The ABCs Of Your Big4 Career According To The WatsonBarron Group

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

As a partner in New Jersey’s WatsonBarron Group that recruits for the Big4 firms and counsels Big4 professionals from staff auditors to partner level executives as they travel on their career paths, Casey Alseika, CPC, has a bevy of knowledge at the ready to share with us about building

Casey Alseika

a successful Big4 career.

“The major […]


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The founder of Cubicle Sherpa throws his hat into our career development ring

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

 

Bob Berchtold is the founder of Cubicle Sherpa and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Illinois. This alum of Deliotte has dedicated his new practice and website to helping knowledge workers get the kind of informed and practical advice they need to further their careers.

We spoke with him recently on how his specialties […]


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Marc Grossman, Principal in WeiserMazars’ Health Care IT Practice, Discusses Latest Appointment

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

When WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, announced recently that Mary Carroll Ford has joined as a Principal in the Health Care Group, it marked a further expansion of the Health Care IT Consulting Practice. She is an experienced Chief Information Officer and was at the forefront of implementing significant changes […]


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The Beatles Principles: Lessons in Innovation and Client Loyalty from the Most Successful Band in History

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

The Beatles sold over one billion records and forever changed the face of pop music. As a team, they were able to create a whole that was greater than the sum of the parts. Together, they composed better music than they ever could have or did as solo artists. What did they do to accomplish this, […]


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EY’S New US$500m multiyear investment marries analytics with business acumen, domain and functional skills.

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

 

EY’s Global Analytics Center of Excellence (COE) is set to bolster the company’s  transformational analytics services. Chris Mazzei, EY Global Analytics Center of Excellence leader and Global Chief Analytics Officer, helped us to understand the importance of this  offering that’s been designed to leverage analytics to change business processes and how decisions are made.


What was […]


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Capgemini America Inc. to Deliver BPO Services to NBC Universal International (NBCUI)

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

When Capgemini recently signed on to deliver financial and accounting services to NBCUI, the company ascended to the lofty position of providing  BPO services to four of the top five companies in media and entertainment.  The contract has the firm supplying  general accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable via Capgemini Global Delivery Centers as well […]


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Five Point Partners joins EY organization in the US, Canada and Philippines

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

When Ernst & Young LLP recently announced that a full-service consulting services firm serving

Dana Hanson

the power and utility industry specializing in enterprise applications, Five Point Partners,  had joined their organization, the move marked a further transformation of EY’s customer information systems (CIS) in the sector.

Geoff Vickrey, a principal with Ernst & Young LLP […]


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New Accenture infographic titled “USING DATA ANALYTICS FOR OPERATIONAL DECISIONS” walks business through the process.

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

With budgets continually tightening, more and more agencies are looking to balance immediate action with a long term strategy. One federal agency in the civilian sphere decided a three pronged approach was the best way to increase efficiency while demonstrating fiscal responsibility at the same time.

By collecting data and then performing staffing analytics, the […]


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Yoram Keinan Talks With Big4.com About His Appointment As Chair of The Tax Department At Carter Ledyard & Milburn.

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

With a bevy of experience in both international and domestic tax law, Yoram Keinan’s appointment to chair of the Tax Department at Carter Ledyard & Milburn effective May 1, 2014 made for a smooth transition as Howard J. Barnet, Jr., the former chair for eight years, retired.

Advising multinationals, investment firms and banks are all part […]


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5 Year End Moves to Reduce Your Tax Burden

According to H&R Block, Americans left over $1 billion on the table when filing their tax returns – that’s a lot of money. Taxes exist so that the government can operate, the military can protect us, and our infrastructure can function effectively. However, it’s not always easy to pay that bill come April 15. Credits, deductions, and smart money management […]


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KPMG Technology Business Outlook Survey Sees Positive UK Jump As U.S. Holds Down Leader Position

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

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Technology industry leaders are most optimistic about the revenue growth in the U.S., China and the United Kingdom, according to the annual Technology Business Outlook survey of U.S.-based technology executives conducted by KPMG LLP (US).

Gary Matuszak, Global Chair, KPMG’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice,

Gary Matuszak

provided […]


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“Solid” fundamentals lay the groundwork for inaugural Deloitte M&A report

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

 

Tom McGee, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte LLP, recently set the stage for a discussion about the findings from his company’s inaugural Deloitte M&A Trends report 2014: A comprehensive look at the M&A market, with some upbeat news.

“I would say in a nutshell, the M&A market is heating up,” he told Big4.com. “There […]


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Specialists Do Better Than Generalists. But Deep Generalists Do Even Better.

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

The new wisdom is: Become a visible expert in a niche. If you do you’ll command high fees and be sought after. You’ll get noticed. You’ll out-compete generalists.

All true.

But even more true is this: Add some breadth to your depth, and then you’ll really shine. I call it the deep generalist. (Actually, someone else suggested […]


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11 smart tactics to survive and thrive when you move to a new firm

Have you decided that the best way to progress your career is to move to a new firm? Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life‘, shares 11 tips on how to not just survive, but thrive in your new firm.

1. Stop yourself from saying ‘when I was at….’

Given your career history, and the […]


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