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big five

the widely accepted five fundamental personality factors comprising agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism and openness to experience.
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The Big Five O is at the door It's on the starboard bow
The development of markers for the Big Five factor structure.
The CEOs of the Big Five accounting firms made a joint statement on December 4 committing to develop improved guidance on disclosure of related party transactions, SPEs and market risks for derivatives including energy contracts for the 2001 reporting period.
The willingness of the Big Five accounting firms to sell their reputations was driven not by the lowest-bid work of auditing the books, which is supposed to give shareholders a reasonably reliable picture of a company's financial condition.
All of the Big Five have had major fiascoes," notes Douglas Carmichael, an accounting professor at New York's Baruch College and a stern critic of the accounting industry.
The big five are concerned that the terror attacks may cut into global steel demand in the second half, dealing a blow to an industry already faced with sagging product prices, they said.
The Moscow office of Deloitte & Touche has broken ranks with the other Big Five audit firms over the enforcement of an accounting standard that could sharply reduce the profits of Russia's financial institutions.
The dream she went on to pursue, once she left the button-down world of Big Five accounting, went well beyond piercing her epidermis with pigment-laden needles.
The trend is so pronounced that by one count, five of the world's nine largest nongovernmental legal employers are the Big Five accounting firms.
Many assessors are from the Big Five accounting firms.
The Big Five are now going twice as fast as the rest of the profession with Price Waterhouse Cooper heading the race with a big lead.
A world awaits you in South Africa--explore the diamond mines at Kimberly, catch the Big Five at Pilanesberg National Park, or ride an ostrich in Oudsthoorn.