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Accenture Research Goes Through As-a-Service/By The Numbers

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Accenture has new research on companies adopting an As-a-Service model for conducting business. According to their findings, seven out of ten enterprises with revenues of $10 billion or over  don’t expect core operations to be delivered As-a-Service for at least another five years. Small and medium enterprises and Asia Pacific organizations are moving more […]


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Accenture Awarded SEC.gov Website Updates

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has awarded Accenture Federal Services a  contract to improve the public user experience for their SEC.gov website.  The five-year, $17.9 million contract will also include content management user training and operations and maintenance. Elaine Beeman leads Accenture’s work with federal civilian agencies.

What’s the history of the relationship between […]


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Deloitte Partner Condenses An Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape In Our Two Part Interview

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

When you visit the Deloitte webpages that deal with cyber security you’ll notice the company has taken the bold step of summarizing their efforts into a neat, three word package…Secure.Vigilant.Resilent.. It’s an interesting choice of words for the implication that the consulting/accounting firm has been able to grasp the fundamental concepts and grab this tiger […]


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How to stop procrastination from sabotaging your success

Everyone suffers procrastination from time to time. Some of us get to be masters at it!  However, unless you recognise it and knock it on the head, it’s going to seriously ruin your professional career. In this article, extracted from my new book, Poised For Partnership, I suggest ten ways in which to stop procrastinating.

What type of procrastinator are […]


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KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Katherine Blue, National Sustainability Network leader at KPMG LLP, answered some questions about  the recently released KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting.

 

 

Why are the business benefits of emissions reductions under explained in the US among the largest companies?

It is hard to generalize why many companies do not emphasize the business benefits of emissions reductions from […]


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KPMG 2015 Global Heightened Practices Survey

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

 The KPMG/RMA Operational Risk Management Excellence – 2015 Global Heightened Practices Survey.   was recently released and Tim Phelps, U.S. Operations Risk Network Leader at KPMG LLP, answered some questions for Big4.com.  

Why the low number of organizations aligning operational risk management (ORM) to strategy? Relatively few firms have aligned ORM with strategy […]


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6 strategies for coping with increased pressure

As your career level increases, so does the amount of pressure you have to deal with.  If you don’t deal with it correctly, it’ll transform into stress, which is incredibly bad for your health and performance. Successful accountants, lawyers, and consultants have devised a number of ways to cope with the demands of their jobs. In this article, extracted from […]


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PwC explains keys that drive today’s innovation engine.

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

With another year ending soon and the possibilities for change dominating business thinking as the calendar flips over, PwC is suggesting companies look toward developing their most valuable assets rather than just evaluating them. They suggest improved employee experience, performance and engagement are the resulting offshoots from an overhaul of traditional performance management methods and […]


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Accenture Announces Record 723 New Directors: Women Account For 28 Percent

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Accenture recently announced  a record number of 723 people named to managing director and senior managing director positions.  In tandem, women accounted for more than 28 percent of these new managing directors and senior managing directors. Those numbers are up from 21 percent in 2014. Nellie Borrero, Managing Director, Global Inclusion & Diversity Accenture,  shed some […]


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Bridging The Left and Right Brain: Deloitte’s First Female Consulting CEO Talks With Big4.com

By Rob Starr, Big4.com content Manager

While it’s true becoming the first female Consulting CEO in Deloitte’s history represents a historic moment worthy of its own full length article, Janet Foutty’s story is also framed by an original and unique tale about how her early influences molded the professional career woman who will take the reigns from Jim Moffatt on New […]


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WeiserMazars’ New Addition Looks Forward To Deeper Bench

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Barry Goodman has joined WeiserMazars as a Partner in the Financial Services Practice to enhance the group’s existing experience with broker dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds and closed-end mutual funds. Goodman has more than 22 years of experience in accounting, auditing and taxation. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in […]


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#AuditorProud Social Media Blitz Aims to Encourage Younger Generations to Explore Careers in Auditing

All-Day effort on December 10 will shine light on key role of auditors

Washington, DC – The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and auditors from leading firms across the country today unleashed a social media blitz to highlight the benefits of a career in auditing and the important role auditors play in our capital markets.

The employment outlook for accounting students couldn’t […]


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WEISERMAZARS EXPANDS AND REALIGNS AS THEIR CENTENNIAL APPROACHES

CEO ANSWERS OUR QUESTIONS

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

As the firm approaches its 100th birthday,  WeiserMazars LLP recently announced a new configuration for its Market segments including the  formation of a dedicated International Services Group headed by Partner Louis Osmont and a Professional Services/Entrepreneurial Business Group headed by Partner John Witkowski. Partner Kevin Pianko will head up the newly combined Media […]


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USDA Grants Programs Now Under One Cyber Roof

New program built by Accenture Federal Services

By Rob Starr,Big4.com Content Manager

Grants programs aiding American agribusiness , driving research benefiting U.S. farmers and helping Americans gain access to nutrition programs are now fully automated. The Grantor Management program furthers the capabilities of the Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI) and works with a spectrum of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mandates. Elaine […]


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New data sources/devices are transforming traditional insurance models: Capgemini

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Insurers are experimenting with various ways to harness new data sources to improve everything from pricing and claims settlements to risk selection while providing more customer-centric products. Traditionally, the industry has not collected much new customer data during the course of an insurance policy. However, with the industry’s increasing  ability to analyze and understand more […]


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