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Accenture: Software modernization initiative awarded by Mutual Benefit Group

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

The Mutual Benefit Group has selected Accenture Claim Components to replace the insurer’s legacy claims systems. They currently use Accenture Duck Creek Policy Administration as its core policy processing system, writes personal and commercial lines in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Accenture’s award-winning policy and claims software offers carriers an integrated, end-to-end suite of [...]


Musings From Cindy Cremona, CPC – Recruiter Of Big4 Candidates

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Ready. Set. Jump!

Attention Big 4 talent!

Your star is on the rise. The market for talent is heating up the most we’ve seen in the past three years. Whether you’re in public accounting or private industry, your experience, skills and qualifications are being viewed as increasingly in demand and desirable.

Opportunities are being created, either by increased budgets, revenue growth, or simple [...]


Featured Job: Corporate Tax Senior Associate, Grant Thornton

Featured Job: Corporate Tax Senior Associate, Grant Thornton 
URL:
https://gt.taleo.net/careersection/gt_careersite_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=37601

Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 30,000 people serving clients in more than 100 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.We are committed to capitalizing on our strengths and serving dynamic organizations [...]


Musings From Cindy Cremona, CPC – Recruiter Of Big4 Candidates

Cindy Cremona, CPC - The Hire Alternative Executive Search

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I recently placed a candidate in a considerably lower level role than I normally do. Most of my recruiting assignments are for senior level positions with experienced executives. It’s always personally rewarding to enhance someone’s career, both professionally, financially and personally, but this recent placement gave me a different buzz. One I remember liking from earlier in [...]


Interview With Big 4 Satirist

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Check out this interview with Bob Sinnott, Big 4 survivor, former public-company CFO, and author of bestselling Big 4 satire, “The Ex and the Why.”

Interview link: http://www.accountantslike.com/2012/02/accountants-like-interview-with-bob.html

Amazon link (Kindle option too): http://www.amazon.com/Ex-Why-Bob-Sinnott/dp/146360677X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329317643&sr=1-1


Jobs Of The Week For Big Four Alumni and Professionals Jan 2012-1

http://www.big4.com/jobs/career/39618/Senior-Manager-Oregon-Or-Portland

ACME Business Consulting helps organizations achieve specific and critically important business objectives. We are leaders – catalysts, augmenters and force multipliers. ACME teams are comprised of senior-level managers with Big 5 experience, advanced educations and past successes. In other words, it takes a lot to rattle us.

As an ACME Senior Manager, you will tap into your left and right [...]


Check out the latest Big Four video (Dec 2011-2)

This week Big4.com brings you KPMG’s financial results on Strong Business Growth Leads To US$22.7 Billion In
Revenues, Ernst & Young’s report on Risk Amid Continued Uncertainty In 2012
For Life Insurers, PwC’s findings that Gaming Revenues To Reach US$182.8
Billion, Accenture’s report on Cities Missing Smart Opportunity To Measure
Hidden Value, Deloitte’s Proposed Reform To Family Justice System, and Ernst
& Young’s analysis of [...]


We Talk With Protiviti on Governance Risk Compliance and Internal Audit

Protiviti recently released a new Time & Expense Management module in its Governance Portal for Internal Audit which supports an end-to-end internal audit workflow fully integrated with its market-leading Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) platform

We had the opportunity to talk with Protiviti’s Scott Wisniewski on the current state of GRC, its ongoing evolution, linkage of Internal Audit (IA) with GRC, the [...]


NYSE:LNKD Hot IPO Gets $10 Billion Market Cap. Our LinkedIn Group Is Largest Corporate

 

Chris Nelson, Big4.com

We knew this was going to be big, and there was so much buzz about the first social media company to go public that something had to happen on the first day.

And it did, NYSE:LNKD stock doubled from its offering price of $42-$45 to end the day at $97, which on about 100 million shares outstanding values the [...]


McGladrey: 90% Manufacturers & Distributors Optimistic On Future, 56% Plan to Hire

Chris Nelson, Big4.com

US manufacturing activity has been a bright spot coming out of this recession, and now we have some hard data for a sense of this resurgence. McGladrey finds 90% of manufacturers and distributors are optimistic about their future, which can lead to more jobs, greater innovation and continued growth for the industry and U.S. economy as a whole. [...]


Protiviti To Help Sony Manage Hack Attack

If you have been ever on Sony’s PlayStation Network or Sony Online Entertainment services, hang on tight. Your info may be known to some malicious hackers who at this very moment may have a ton of your personal info, including social security number, email address and credit card details in their grubby hands.

And this is not an isolated issue either.

Sony [...]


Protiviti Gets You All Set For An IPO In This Rising Stockmarket

John Fowler, Big4.com

Rising stockmarkets and better investor receptivity making you itch to go public?

Internal shareholders sick of private trading platforms?


LECG Spectacularly Collapses In Just Weeks. Practices Dismantled. Stock Plummets. End Of Long Story

In mid-2010, Willam Blair issued a Market Perform rating on the LECG (NASDAQ: XPRT) stock, noting that while losses continued due to weak demand, high admin costs and consultant departures, there were glimmers of hope for a subdued recovery on the horizon. Earlier, in August 2009,  LECG had acquired [...]


Ten Common Myths That Can Potentially Land You In FCPA Trouble

With the UK Bribery Act set to go into effect in a few months, and increased scrutiny on the US’ FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), companies are just not that aware of how wide-ranging and specific the provisions of these regulations can be.

And Grant Thornton [...]


UK House of Lords Report Blasts Big Four Firms Dominance and Behavior

The UK House of Lords’  Economic Affairs Committee recently issued a report on it’s inquiry into Auditors’ market concentration and their role, to better understand the dominance of the Big Four and its effects on competition and choice; and whether traditional, statutory [...]