Let’s Speculate Wildly as to Why the PCAOB Delayed Its Budget Meeting

So, this happened: The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board today announced that it is postponing consideration of its budget for the 2015 fiscal year and the related strategic plan.  The Open Meeting...
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Accounting News Roundup: Recruiting the Recruiters; SEC Actually Accomplishes Something; Too Old to Innovate | 11.20.14

How to Find Recruiters in Your Niche [WSJ]You need a how to for this? Put "accounting" on your LinkedIn and they shall find you. Stock Exchange Technology Rules Get First SEC Upgrade Since 1990 [Bloomberg...
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KPMG Gives the Department of Homeland Security a Clean Audit Opinion Because of Course They Did

Now, we won't go so far as to imply that KPMG auditors preferred not to end up on the Do Not Fly List (might make their job a bit tough were that to happen), but we will say does anyone want to be the...
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NASBA Is Shutting You Out From Their Website Ahead of CPA Exam Score Releases Again

NASBA's attempt to keep anxious CPA exam candidates from blowing up their website ahead of a score release must have gone swimmingly last score release, as they are planning to do it again for the next...
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McGladrey Getting in on the M&A Action With Cole + Reed Acquisition

McGladrey LLP, the nation's leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, announced today the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the...
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Your Open Office May Be Making You a Crappy Worker

Take your earbuds out for a minute and pay attention, kids. Show of hands, how many of you work in an open office environment? Now, how many of you are distracted by your coworkers' conversations, phone...
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PCAOB Says Audit Failures Are No Longer Audit Failures

So, today, this happened: Hanson says the PCAOB has moved away from using the phrase "audit failures" in the boilerplate parts of its inspection reports. #FEICFRI14 — Accounting Today (@AccountingToday)...
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You’re Not Really as Busy as You Claim

Back in my CPA review days, freaked out candidates would call me up and ask me how to make time to study for the exam. I mean, with jobs and lives and possibly spouses and/or needy children to worry about,...
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PwC Gives Up a $7 Million Audit Over a $105k Independence Conflict

Remember, kids, to check your independence at the door: Logitech International (LOGI) (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced a delay in the filing of its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter...
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Don’t Eat Hours, You Idiots

With yet another busy season approaching, it's time to open Pandora's Box yet again and talk about how you're billing your time. Specifically, how you're not billing your time. Like sleeping with coworkers...
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