Footnotes: Deloitte’s Foot Fetish; The PCAOB’s Struggle; Getting Productive | 08.21.14

Regulators Struggle With Conflicts in Credit Ratings and Audits Floyd Norris uses air quotes: "Few businesses have more obvious conflicts of interest than those that involve the issuing of 'objective'...
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FT Offer Watch: Public Accounting Starting Salaries for the Class of 2014

We know those of you awaiting offers have been watching compensation threads tick by thinking to yourselves "man, I can't wait to get my offer and compare my salary to those of my fellow interns-turned-FTers...
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Here’s Your Open Thread for the Second CPA Exam Score Release of Q3 2014

We've only heard from one person today that CPA exam scores are out, which means either a bunch of you failed or they are slowly trickling out. NASBA scores are up on the online portal! OH JOY! The actual...
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This EY Shilling Is Brought to You By Forbes

Forbes -- corporate shilling factory and low-grade financial "journalism" disguised as a magazine for rich people -- has a new writer. Yes they already have 10,000 bloggers on every subject known to man...
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Extra-Marital Affairs Site Claims Accountants are Kings of Romance Because Their Jobs are Boring

Well this ought to brighten up your day: A dating website that specialises in organising affairs for married people has said that accountants and those who work in the financial sectors are the most exciting...
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Footnotes: H&R Block’s New Biz; PwC Likes Its Bad Clients; SEC Teed Off | 08.18.14

H&R Block launches small business accounting services [Kansas City Business Journal] McDonnell defense emphasizes his openness to accountant Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's lawyers called their...
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This NYT Op-Ed About Millennials is Bad and You Should Feel Bad

How old are we -- the oldest, saltiest, most bitter of the Millennials -- going to be when older, saltier, more bitter Boomers finally stop writing articles like this about us? I mean, guys, we're pushing...
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TIL: Ancient Greeks Used Slaves as Auditors So They Could Be Beaten When They Screwed Up

I've had Jacob Soll's book The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations sitting in my bag forever, always intending to go up on the rooftop deck on a nice summer day with a...
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Deloitte Summer Interns Challenge Rival Firms to Step Up and Get Drenched in Ice Water

Surely you've seen the ice bucket challenge, perhaps you've even participated yourself. In case you don't know, basically you get a bucket of ice water dumped on you, nominate two friends to do the same,...
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This Year’s AICPA Accounting Competition Will Double as CGMA Advertising

If you're into cut throat competition among the country's best and brightest accounting students, you already know what's up with the AICPA Accounting Competition. We write about it every year unless something...
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