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Just Out! The 2014 Performance Analysis of The Big Four Firms – Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC

The 2014 Big Four Firms Performance Analysis ( Jan 2015) CoverPage

If you are in the Big Four, or accounting industry, and looking for a unique study, not available anywhere, this is a MUST!

This new 34-page 2014 report provides a detailed analysis of the historical performance of each of the Big Four firms and insights from their combined figures, including:

Analysis of historical performance

Detailed review of 2014 performance by each [...]

SMB IT – Mid Size Companies –Today’s IT Challenges

Timothy E. Reed

Timothy E. Reed

Despite their unique challenges, mid-size companies tend to have many of the same IT priorities as their much larger counterparts.  The IT Challenges mid-size organizations face today are complex.  A recent McKinsey poll of senior IT executives identified the following key IT challenges,

- Generate more value from Data

- Improve Security

- Reduce cost of [...]

The 2013 Big Four Firms Performance Analysis Is Now Available!

Download the 2013 Big Four Firm Performance Analysis

This new 28-page 2013 performance analysis report provides a detailed analysis of the historical performance of each of the Big Four firms and insights from their combined figures. Continue reading

Making the Tough Information Technology Decision – 5 Key Criteria

By Timothy E. Reed, Guest Blogger

Making the Tough Information Technology Decision – 5 Key Criteria

Making the best decision when faced with today’s diverse and rapidly changing IT marketplace is tough.  Everyone struggles with picking out the right tool or capability, hoping that they will not regret their decision.   You can easily take a wrong turn,  [...]

New EY report provides a diversity snapshot: Allie Rutherford explains


By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

The composition of the boardroom is changing and moving toward the goals set by the beachhead established by diversity years back. A new report from EY shows 42 percent of boards have two or more female directors and those numbers are expected to increase given the expected turnover.

Diversity drives Diversity reveals the historically slow pace [...]

Something is Rotten in The State of Denmark (KPMG and EY)


So said the bard William Shakespeare in the eternal tale of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Fast forward 500 years, and we note that EY is about to gobble up KPMG’s Denmark operations. KPMG has $200+ million in fees, 1,500 staff in 21 offices, and will sadly sunset its name to be absorbed into EY. Regulatory approval is pending.

Something is [...]

EY: Hedge Fund Industry’s Top Accounting and Auditing Provider

Each year, the HFMWeek Hedge Fund Services Awards recognize companies that have outperformed their peer group in demonstrating outstanding service and support to the North American hedge fund industry in the past year.

The third annual Hedge Funds Review Service Provider Ranking not only shows who the preferred service provider is, but also gives providers an insight into where managers and [...]

EY: Global technology executives to accelerate growth strategies in 2014


According to EY’s ninth bi-annual Technology Capital confidence barometer, a survey of 1,600 senior executives in 72 countries, including 181 executives from the technology sector, sixty-eight percent of technology executives believe the global economy is improving with another 20% indicating the economy is stable. This points to the greatest confidence in the global economy in two years.

According to the survey, [...]

EY: Threat to billions worth of investment in renewables


EY in its recently released Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices (RECAI)  says Intensified political point-scoring surrounding the energy sector leaves renewables investors in a state of heightened uncertainty, hindering high levels of announced investment from turning into reality,

In the last three months alone the Labour party pledged to freeze energy prices for 20 months post 2015, the Conservative party [...]

EY: M&A deal volumes to increase in oil and gas


According to EY’s ninth bi-annual Oil and Gas Capital confidence barometer, a survey of 1,600 senior executives in more than 70 countries including 169 oil and gas executives,  just over a third (39%) of oil and gas respondents expect to pursue acquisitions over the next 12 months. That’s up from up from 27% in April 2013.

In addition,  21% advised that [...]

EY: 100 work placements to students


EY will double the number of work placements it offers to year 12 students from some of the UK’s most underprivileged areas in 2014 to 100.

The placements will be offered as part of EY’s Smart Futures programme, which launched in 2012, a ten-month initiative that sees ambitious students receive coaching, mentoring and a three-week paid work experience. 30% of [...]

EY: Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program Winners Announced.


Entrepreneurial Winning Women is a competition and executive leadership program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale – and then helps them do it.

Launched in 2008, the program is intended to help women entrepreneurs break through the barriers that keep thriving second-stage businesses from scaling to their full potential. Once selected, [...]

Show, Don’t Tell (Rule #3 Of The 7 Irrefutable Rules Of Professional Relationships)

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By Michael Moshiri, Founder of Big 4 Confidential

There’s no doubt that your professional relationships have the potential to help you accomplish your goals, achieve remarkable professional growth, and advance quickly in your firm. But most people fail to unleash the full extent of that potential because they refuse to take their relationships beyond purely professional connections.

In fact, [...]

EY: World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking


Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking has rated EY the world’s most attractive professional services employer – and second most attractive employer overall.  These findings are based on the responses from 94,000 business students from the world’s top academic institutions in the largest 12 economies by GDP.

Mark Weinberger, EY’s Global Chairman and CEO commented:

“We are delighted and honored [...]

Cyber-crime is the new big threat to business


The biggest threat to business as we inch our way out of the Great Recession doesn’t come from the developing nations and that side of the economic world that is still fresh and relatively young. The biggest concern for North American industry isn’t globalization either—at least not in a traditional sense where we face stiffer competition from abroad.

The biggest threat [...]