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New EY-Adobe alliance responds to tide of digital disruption

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

A new strategic alliance with Adobe that will expand EY’s digital experience and web content services to help clients with their digital transformations was announced recently.  The alliance will help EY clients to implement large-scale digital services and integrate insights from Adobe Analytics into Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). Norman Lonergan, EY Global Vice Chair, Advisory, […]


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Blending The Science Behind Color Into The Interview

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Monica Romeo is a Corporate Recruitment Consultant with over 10 years experience in employment coaching and recruitment and selection. She’s also an Image Consultant who can help with interview attire incorporating  the psychology of color to appear more credible and trustworthy. She also provides tips on how to use body language to advantage during […]


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Recently Appointed CFOs Get Deloitte Transition Lab Help

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Deloitte CFO Programs  have delivered over 1,000 CFO Transition Lab™ sessions in more than 25 countries  and Michael Aronesty, CFO Transition Lab Leader, CFO Program, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, supplied Big4.com with an email primer on how they  manage aspects of the transition newly appointed CFOs undertake. The labs are built on  “

New CPA Exam increases testing time, assessment of cognitive skills

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The next version of the Uniform CPA Examination will debut April 2017 and include new exam blueprints containing about 600 representative tasks, a two hour bump in testing time and a host of task based simulations as well as other features like increased assessments of analytical, problem solving and cognitive abilities.  The American Institute of […]


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Big Data in The Back Office: Capgemini Discusses The Evolution of Analytics

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Like the title suggests, Going Big: Why Organizations Need to Focus on Operations Analytics.  underlines the importance of the new movement toward operational analytics initiatives and how refocusing  efforts to the backend helps to hasten competitive advantage.

Steve Jones, Capgemini’s Global Vice President – Big Data,  says this latest report is the culmination of some […]


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Deloitte CFO Signals™ Survey Sees Positive Sentiment Shaken

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

 The first quarter of 2016 has chief financial officers’ (CFOs) outlooks dipping due to poor global economic performance and equity market valuations, according to The Deloitte CFO Signals™ survey for that time frame.  In fact,  expectations for revenue, earnings, capital spending and domestic hiring, metrics that were  tracked for 24 consecutive quarters, all declined […]


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Accenture Research Finds One Size Doesn’t Fit All When It Comes To Innovation

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

 

Adi Alon is a Partner and Managing Director at Accenture Strategy. As such, he understands the background behind the latest research from his company that finds U.S. companies have been struggling with innovation for the last three years. We spoke with him recently and he touched on several reasons for the shortcomings whereby 60% of […]


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EY’s new financial wellness platform explained

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Although they recently announced the launch of their new eFinancial Wellness platform, a financial planning service featuring interactive technology and providing a selection of financial education resources for small to mid-market employers, Lynn Pettus, Partner and National Director of the Employee Financial Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP, notes this kind of service is […]


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PwC and Bryant University continue storied relationship

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

PwC Partner Bob Calabro has a first hand understanding of the benefits of a good education. So , when his company gave a record $1.35 million to support diversity initiatives focusing on student scholarships and leadership development recently to Bryant University , the member of the University’s Board of Trustees and alumnus from 1988 was […]


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Capgemini turns up digital heat with latest acquisition

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

In a move designed to provide further innovation and digital solutions to their clients, Capgemini recently announced the acquisition of Fahrenheit 212, an innovation strategy and design firm. Fahrenheit 212’s specialized capabilities for innovation strategy and consumer-centric design were viewed as an excellent complement to the global reach of Capgemini Consulting, furthering their ability to […]


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HR Departments Stick Their Collective Heads In The Cloud

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Dan Staley’s career has him wearing a few different hats.

“I lead our HR technology practice. Part of my day job is helping clients solve important problems around their people strategy and that usually involves their HR technology,” says the Principal at PwC.

“My night job is developing our HR tech for the firm.”

A new report by […]


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Teamwork and The Flatter, Looser, Wider and Faster Workforce

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

On the surface, teamwork sounds easy like a normal offshoot of our gregarious natures and almost something we should expect is instinctual. While that might have been true as our ancestors worked together to thrive and survive, Neanderthals knew nothing of deadlines and chaotic, stressful workdays and high pressure environments in glass and steel skyscrapers […]


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Ex-Big Four Corporate Finance Partner trades in the boardroom for the book

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Martin Bodenham was always ahead of the curve and willing to veer off the traditional upward trajectory in a time where the very definition of a successful executive meant climbing the corporate ladder one laborious rung at a time.

“I left the Big Four in 2003,” says the current author of two financial thriller novels. […]


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Capgemini’s ‘Applied Innovation Exchange’ accelerates path to embedded business technology

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Capgemini recently introduced its Applied Innovation Exchange (AIE) that enables organizations to benefit from its Applied Innovation concept, a process enabling a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced  market landscape by compressing  discovery to deployment of innovation cycle time. Lanny Cohen, Global CTO for Capgemini, filled us in on this latest innovation.

What is the Applied […]


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Making The Best Of The Times

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager
Charles Dickens once famously wrote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” as part of the opening to his famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities. That quote applies today when you consider how the shockwaves from The Great Recession have buffeted the financial landscape for almost a decade at […]


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