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PwC explains keys that drive today’s innovation engine.

Mary Lyons

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

Nellie Borrero

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

Janet Foutty

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

Barry Goodman

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

Cathy Engelbert

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

Victor Wahba

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

Elaine Beeman

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

Tony Almeida

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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Deloitte provides insights into tax changes and trends

Julia Cloud, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP (small)

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

With 2015 soon ending, high-wealth individuals, business owners and entrepreneurs will be reviewing their year-end tax strategies as they look toward the New Year. Deloitte’s 2016 Essential Tax and Wealth Planning Guide provides insight into important trends and potential tax policy changes that could impact individuals’ tax planning. Julia Cloud, national managing partner for private […]


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EY’s latest security survey preaches Active Defense cybersecurity model

Siobhan MacDermott

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

EY’s recent Global Information Security Survey examined cybersecurity practices and attitudes at 1,755 organizations in 67 countries. This latest addition dealt with several important and pertinent issues including the nature of today’s attacks, how they unfold, organizational vulnerability and the shift to an Active Defense model. Siobhan McDermott, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP, answered some […]


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Accenture Analytics making data-driven decisions easier for resource industries

Kausar Qazilbash

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Accenture Analytics recently launched five advanced analytics applications for the utilities, oil and gas, chemicals and metals and mining companies industries that support pricing and risk management as well as several other functions. These five new tools complement eight existing applications already in place for the same industry. All were developed on the Accenture Analytics […]


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McGladrey Sees Middle Market M&A Evolving As Technology Holds Its Ground

Milton Marcotte

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

McGladrey recently released a quarterly report analyzing merger and acquisition deal flow, private equity deal flow and IPO activity within several sectors of the economy. It found, among other things, a strong first half of the year for information technology and the B2C sector, and B2B enjoying healthy deal activity despite going through a transitional […]


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Deloitte’s Social Impact Practice Works Within Global Community

Jerry O'Dwyer

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

As a compliment to  the 70th UN General Assembly in October, Deloitte’s newly formed Social Impact Practice had a private meeting with the UN Foundation on how companies can achieve new Sustainable Development Goals by the target date of 2030. Jerry O’Dwyer, Leader, Deloitte’s Social […]


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Global acumen as the flux for modern leadership

Mary Lyons

By Rob Starr, Big4.com, Content Manager

It shouldn’t be any surprise if you’ve been following trends in the business world that a new report, “Fast take on Talent Innovation: Capability models,” from PwC stresses that organizations should learn to ride the wave of constant disruption in a boat built with the stuff of persistent innovation. Where leadership is concerned, the report […]


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Seattle Police Department Selects Accenture to Implement Data Analytics Platform

Jody Weis

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has selected Accenture to help them better use the wealth of information they have at hand. A data analytics platform to be designed by the global technology company will analyze, consolidate and manage data focusing on officer training and workforce management, police calls and use-of-force incidents, as well as interactions […]


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