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WeiserMazars Bolsters Health Care Practice


By Rob Starr, Content Manager

WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, recently announced the addition of  Jonathan Stomberger as a Principal in the Health Care Consulting Practice. He will be based out of the Pennsylvania office, significantly growing the firm’s local presence as well as its overall health care  capabilities. Stomberger, a Certified Change […]

Cracking the Big4 Code With A Downward Dog


By Rob Starr, Content Manager 

Dana Campbell is a Professional Coach, Certified Yoga Instructor and Change Leader who understands that marching to your own drummer is an essential part of a productive happiness and that change is always good.  

“I was seven years into my career (at Accenture) and that’s when I started to get really passionate about teaching Yoga,” she […]

Accenture launches seven advanced analytics applications for the financial services industry

Edwin Van Der Ouderaa

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has come out with seven advanced analytics applications designed for the financial services industry. They include offerings for the  banking and insurance companies and are designed to  simplify analytics decision-making . Edwin Van der Ouderaa, managing director, Financial Services — EALA, Accenture Digital, provided an overview of the new products that are configured through The Accenture […]

Capgemini Executive Talks About CDOs, ROIs and Big Data.

Zhiwei Jiang

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Big Data is one of those game changing juggernauts that demands the attention of all industry as it rolls across the business landscape transforming all the familiar landmarks in its path. All across the business horizon, the C-suite is facing this implacable force and the ever increasing number of technological advancements that ride side-saddle and […]

If it’s Legal Is it Right? The Five Pillars of Integrity in Business

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By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s right. And conversely, some things that are right aren’t legal. Clearly, we don’t need a bookshelf full of legal tomes to tell us how to behave. We know in our hearts when we’ve acted ethically and with integrity, and so do our clients.

For example, I watched Hillary […]

Deloitte Elects First Female CEO

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Deloitte has become the first Big4 accounting firm to elect a female CEO. Cathy Engelbert has been with the firm since 1986 and is presently the CEO and chairman of the firm’s auditing unit. Engelbert is 50 years old and will begin her new role March 11.

Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, president and […]

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 […]

Deloitte Consumer Spending Index works through October dip

Daniel Bachman

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

After two months of consecutive increases, the Deloitte Consumer Spending Index dipped slightly in October.  Daniel Bachman, Deloitte’s senior U.S. economist, shared some email responses to our questions about the large and small picture.

How important is the decrease in the index this month in relation to the overall picture?

The downward movement in the October Index […]

Your Most Powerful Differentiator –The Live Performance

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By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

An extraordinary shift has occurred in the music business, and it holds an important lesson for us.

Over the last decade, sales of recorded music have steadily declined. This includes all types of music in all formats—CDs, digital downloads, and so on.

At the same time, concert ticket revenue for live […]

Fair-Weather Friends?

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By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

A few weeks ago I interviewed a major British industrialist about “building relationships from the client’s side of the desk.” He had been the CEO of a leading British company for many years, and worked with many outside service providers and advisors during his career. I interviewed him in front of a large group of […]

“Technology is Everyone’s Business” – Career Management and Technology

Larry Boyer

Understanding a variety of technologies is critical for career development

How many friends do you have? How often do you tweet? What apps do you use? These were some of the questions Artie Decker was asked after he was fired in one of the opening scenes of the 2012 movie Parental Guidance. Billy Crystal’s character, Artie Decker, is a long […]

What Leadership Development Lessons Can We Learn From 9/11?

What leadership development lessons can we learn from how leaders at all levels responded on 911

On the morning of 9/11/2001 leaders at all levels around the world needed to respond to a situation unlike any before

On the morning of September 11, 2001 and the days that followed leaders at all levels of business and government faced a situation unlike anything experienced before. During a crisis people turn to their leaders, formal and informal, […]

Labor Day’s Relevance For Today’s Professionals – Leadership Development Challenge.

Larry Boyer

By Larry Boyer, Guest Blogger

In today’s white collar world of professional services the struggle of the labor movement over a century ago may seem like a distant echo with little relevance to your world today. For most of us in the U.S., today’s Labor Day holiday is just another day off, summer’s last […]

Accenture Releases Enhanced Human Services Software for Government Agencies


Supports caseworker efficiency and single citizen applications for multiple assistance programs


ARLINGTON, Va; August 26, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has released version 6.1 of its Human Services Software Suite, enhancing its capabilities to support state agencies’ modernization of eligibility systems, integration across programs and compliance with federal requirements including the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Accenture Selected as Lead Texas Medicaid Vendor


Signs three-year contract with state for claims processing

AUSTIN, Texas; July 31, 2014 – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has selected Accenture  (NYSE:ACN) to serve as lead Medicaid vendor upon the termination of the current prime contractor on August 1, 2014. The contract has a three-year base period, with two one-year extension […]