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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Edison, NJ (July 24, 2014) – WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, today announced that as of July 14th, Robert K. Wilson has joined as a Partner in the growing Water & Utilities Practice. Based in New Jersey, he will primarily focus on delivering audit and consulting services in this important [...]
By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
As companies come to terms with the fact the post-Recession business landscape means firms are increasingly immersing themselves in the business of compliance, CCOs are finding they need to become more strategic members of their organizations as their role in the C-suite continues to evolve.
If you are a career consultant with a large firm you know that work-life balance doesn’t really describe the situation.
Your context is much more complex, it’s something I call work-work-life balance. As a consultant you really have two jobs: your client work, which always takes top priority, and your company duties, which take priority on demand from the company – at [...]
By Rob Starr, Big4.com, Content Manager
EY’s Global technology M&A update: January– March 2014, highlights the sector’s still accelerating pace of change in which multiple big-ticket deals and one megadeal reinforced long term strategic bets in Q1 2014. Joe Steger, Global Technology Industry – Transaction Advisory Services Leader at EY, took the time to respond to some written questions and shed [...]
MoneyTree report sees Q1 dollars in software companies reaching $4 billion for the first time since Q4 2000
By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager
Mark McCaffrey, global software leader and technology partner at PwC, walks us through the MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.
1. What’s behind the great numbers for the software industry?
The Software industry continued to get the most funding with $4 billion [...]
By Beth A. Berk, CPA, CGMA, Independent Recruiter
For those of us who were trained while working for a public accounting firm (and for those still in public accounting), does the word “materiality” ring a bell? Is it just me or are YOU also experiencing the same in terms of the materiality of mistakes that are made these [...]
Alan Radding, Big4.com guest blogger
Your own book is the best way to build a practice; ask me about ghostwriting your book
The Internet of Things (IoT) appears finally to be gaining real traction with both Gartner and IDC putting out reports on it. The opportunity, however, can best be understood in terms of vertical markets [...]
Deloitte’s 2014 Global Powers of Retailing Report Shows Global Retail Ploughing Through Difficulties To Seed Growth.
By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager