Third Idiot Charged in Elaborate Post-It Eating Insider Trading Scheme

Do you all remember the Post-It note eating fools the SEC accused of insider trading? Well, now the SEC has charged the alleged "middleman," who was the one the SEC claimed was eating the Post-it notes...
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15 Reasons Why EY’s BuzzFeed Post Is a Bunch of Malarkey

BuzzFeed will let anyone and their mama post on their platform, including myself (see: 13 Things Only People Who Are Human Will Understand). Not wanting to be left out of the fun, EY has partnered (read:...
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Accounting News Roundup: The Ghost of Tom Petters; PwC’s Latest Conquest; The Best Compliance | 09.19.14

Alibaba's IPO Priced at $68 a Share [WSJ]China's middle class is HOT James Hansmann, 86-year-old accountant from Agawam, permanently barred from preparing tax returns, must pay nearly $500k in federal...
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Footnotes: A Bad Accountant With Promise; New IRS Troubles; Stop Working | 09.18.14

Penn West Jumps as Goals Kept After Accounting Review Restatements are magic! [Bloomberg] TODAY [Twitter] Find out why you should be a CGMA Today: http://t.co/BK7aM3jeIz — CGMA (@CGMA) September 18,...
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Grant Thornton Has a Fight Song and It’s As Awful As You Might Expect

Grant Thornton is in the anniversary mood and wants its people to get on board, too. In that spirit, they are looking for staff to make their best GT fight song video. Show your Grant Thornton spirit!To...
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#TBT: That Time PwC Consulting Named Themselves After Everyone’s Least Favorite Day

From The Wall Street Journal June 9, 2002: PwC Consulting became the latest consultancy to flee headlong from the tarnish on the once-sterling accounting profession, announcing it will change its name...
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The 20 Most Overrated Things in Accounting

You may have noticed several lists floating around your corner of the Internets these days; 33 Top People Under 33, 1000 Most Influential People in Expat Tax, 15 Failed CPA Exam Candidates Who Will Change...
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Let’s Watch PwC’s Dennis Nally Do the Ice Bucket Challenge

In typical accounting firm fashion, PwC chairman Dennis Nally is finally getting around to doing the ice bucket challenge now that almost everyone has forgotten about the ice bucket challenge. He's a busy...
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Accounting News Roundup: CPA Firms Pressured to Invert; Deloitte Ready to Settle; KPMG’s Hot Market | 09.18.14

CPA Firm Pyramid Structure Comes Under Pressure [Tom Hood]This might look familiar.  What New Team Leaders Should Do First [HBR]For the new managers out there. ONLY a year? Lawd, time has slowed to a...
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Footnotes: Liar Liar; Life at the Kool-aid Dispensary; Deloitte Defends Mandatory Retirement | 09.17.14

Sometimes lying is a good thing [Fast Company] 75% of accountants say real-time view of client’s finances would yield better financial advice [St Louis Business Journal] Kool-aid is a helluva drug [Twitter] The...
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