#TBT: Barry Melancon, The Most Hated Man in Accounting

2002 wasn't exactly a fantastic year for accounting. Arthur Andersen had just been convicted of obstruction of justice in the wake of Enron's collapse. That whole Sarbanes-Oxley thing happened. And, of...
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Accounting News Roundup: Working Late; Paying For the CPA Exam; This Means War | 02.25.15

IRS won't collect on bad returns from Obamacare glitch [Politico Pro]The 50,000 taxpayers who filed returns based on inaccurate subsidy data they got from the government will not need to file amended returns...
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Deloitte US Will Definitely Not Practice Law, You Guys

Soon-to-be official Deloitte U.S. CEO Cathy Engelbert is sure making the rounds on the interview circuit these days. This is a good thing, as it allows everyone to get to know her before she begins her...
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The PwC Partner Who (Sorta) Looks Like Matt Damon and Other Public Accounting Doppelgangers

If you watched the Oscars last night, you probably saw the awkward exchange between host Neil Patrick Harris and PwC's Brian Cullinan. According to the Daily Mail (I know, I know): After the gongs had...
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Friendly Reminder: NASBA Is Still Screwing With Your Head

What's the second worst thing a CPA exam candidate can see besides a 74 on score release day? Well this, of course: Those of you with a promising future in audit will notice that the dates are all wrong...
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Let’s Play ‘Spot the Cliché!’ Drinking Game with This Email From the AICPA

In an email -- presumably -- sent out to AICPA members, AICPA President, CEO, and founding member of Hall, Oates & Melancon Barry Melancon wants to remind public accountants what everyone is supposed...
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Accounting News Roundup: Deloitte CEO Stepping Up; New Mexico No Good at Counting; Pot Shops Skip Taxes | 02.20.15

COUNTDOWN: Largest Tri-State Accounting Firms [Cincinnati Business Courier]Because you won't rest until you know which firm is the largest in Cincinnati. New Mexico’s $100 Million Accounting Error [Bloomberg]Accounting...
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#TBT: The Story of the First Female African-American CPA in the United States

From the Chicago Tribune: By all accounts, Mary T. Washington Wylie's search for perfection made her a tough, but kind, taskmaster. It also helped propel her into becoming the first African-American woman...
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Working in a Winter Wonderland | 02.17.15

We sincerely hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday yesterday, if such a thing was available to you. As you may have noticed, we had the day off which worked out nicely considering the skies opened up...
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Accounting News Roundup: All That Math You Don’t Use; An Angry Accountant; Snow Days | 02.17.15

Noble Rejects Report Questioning Accounting as Shares Drop [Bloomberg]Noble Group Ltd.’s shares lost S$640 million ($472 million) in market value today after rejecting a report by Iceberg Research questioning...
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