Let’s Talk About Creative Accounting Themed Halloween Costumes

I know what you're thinking. Creative and accounting-themed just don't go together. But like chocolate and potato chips, sometimes unexpected combinations are the best. We've previously discussed Halloween...
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Uber is Delivering Kittens to Your Office Today

In honor of National Cat Day, Uber has brought back its successful kitten delivery program. I have some issues with this knowing how much cats hate the car but hey, whatever, kittens are pretty resilient...
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Judge: AICPA Was a Little Melodramatic About IRS’s Voluntary Registration Program

Earlier this year, the AICPA warned that they would go on a jihad against the IRS if our favorite sovereign tax authority went ahead with a plan to offer voluntary tax preparer registration. Getting really...
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Footnotes: Workplace Viruses; Sleep Your Way to the Top; DISMISSED | 10.28.14

Find Out Whether This Unkillable Tracker Is On Your Smartphone [Forbes] Honesty is contagious at work [BND] I will alert the clerk at Homegoods! [Twitter] I came from retail so I have a housewares consulting...
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PwC Ups Its Disruption; Gets on Gmail

Rejoice, PwCers, you all are joining the late 20th century! PCWorld reported today that PwC has partnered with Google to pimp out Android and Google Apps to clients, in an agreement that will also benefit...
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The Latest CPA Exam Pass Rates are FAR From Bad

FAR from bad, get it? Get it?? Never mind. So, the AICPA released pass rates for the third quarter and here's where you all stand for the year: As you can see, AUD and BEC are down a bit from the quarter...
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Footnotes: A Big 4 Goodbye; Bad, Bad IRS Employee; Snitches Get… a Break? | 10.27.14

Another 'Big Four' accounting firm is leaving Downtown Memphis Care to guess which? [Memphis Business Journal] Merrill Lynch Fined $6 Million Over Short-Selling Lapses [Bloomberg Businessweek] New Wolters...
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Footnotes: Tell Us How You Really Feel; McGladrey Questions; No Inversion for You | 10.24.14

Why Tax Lawyers and Tax Economists Can’t Communicate [Tax Policy Center] BP Threatens Suit over McGladrey’s Audit of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Claims BP has some concerns that McGladrey might be...
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Florida Auditor Busted by SEC For Failure to Rotate

Come ON, man. This isn't even worth getting in trouble for. The Securities and Exchange Commission today sanctioned a Florida-based auditor for violating federal laws and regulations requiring lead audit...
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Meet the Guy Who Prefers Falafel Over PwC

For five years, Mitan Sachdev worked in risk assurance for PwC across the pond, conducting control assessments and other such excitement. Like most of you, he dreamed of a better life, so one day he just...
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