Footnotes: Not a Big Variance; Deloitte’s New iLab; An Intern’s Lament | 07.21.14

$340,000 accounting error is small 'variance,' Civil District Court clerk says Immaterial. [The Times-Picayune] Someone actually considered whether or not zombies have to pay taxes [ATL Redline] Deloitte...
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EY Senior Manager Finds That Work Won’t Do Itself While He’s on Parental Leave

Here we go with this again. EY is really trying to pull out its paternal leave and wave it around in everyone's faces, aren't they? In a recent Washington Post article, we meet this guy, a young dad who...
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Sometimes Life at Deloitte Involves Not Having a Life

If this is life at Deloitte, I feel terrible for this guy.   Quick start to a busy week. Four meetings down, two to go. Not sure why I chose 4:04... pic.twitter.com/zOBGHQR6zp — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte)...
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NASBA Respectfully Asks You Not to Act Like an Idiot at the CPA Exam

Long ago and far away, we wondered out loud what would happen if you tattooed CPA exam formulas on your arm. Not that we suggest doing that as tattoos are permanent while the CPA exam is temporary, but...
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Footnotes: No Choice For Rules; More Tax Avoidance; A Sexless Spreadsheet Jockey | 07.17.14

Lawmakers urge SEC chair not to allow choice of accounting rules A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is urging Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White not to allow companies to choose between...
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Here’s Your Open Thread for Grant Thornton Compensation Discussions (2014)

This just in: GT has received performance ratings in the West Region (If not entire U.S.). Compensation talks are beginning for FY14. OH JOY, someone alert the media! Oh wait, we are the media. Well consider...
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Why Is Everyone So Tight-Lipped on the Ventas EY Audit Partner Situation?

As we found out recently, the engagement partner at EY was (probably, allegedly) banging the (now former) Chief Accounting Officer and Controller at the client (Ventas). Well, we don't know if they were...
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Herbalife “Members” Are Tired of Getting Bullied Over Their Herbalifestyle

Believers in the Herbalifestyle have sent out a press release demanding an end to the "lies and smears" that are getting in the way of their downline management and inventory unloading: Herbalife (NYSE:HLF),...
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Tired of the Constant Badgering, NQ Mobile Has Fired PwC

Well, if that won't light the rumor mill on fire, I don't know what will. Let's see the press release: NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced that...
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Footnotes: EY Chairman Thinks of the Kids; Legislating Bitcoin; Your Mom’s Basement | 07.17.14

Big jump in number of millennials living with parents reported More Americans than ever live in multigenerational households, and the number of millennials who live with their parents is rising sharply,...
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