Russia Will See Your Sanctions and Raise You a Ban on the Big 4

On Tuesday, some parliamentary officials called for a law barring the world's top accounting firms from "aggressor countries" from doing business in the country after officials opened a health probe into...
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Footnotes: Interested in Interest Rates; Save the Ex-Im Bank; Deloite’s Trippy New Digs | 07.29.14

Don’t Kill the Export-Import Bank Note: this is an opinion piece [NYT] A Michigan CPA who stole from clients is off to prison for a few months [The Blade] Interest rate rise could cut global growth,...
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BDO Boasts Massive Revenue Growth in Fiscal 2014

Of course, there is an accompanying press release to go with the good news: BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation's leading professional service organizations, today announced revenue for the fiscal year ended...
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Defunct Crazy Eddie Won’t Let Fraud Get in the Way of Continued Excellence

As far as bullshit recognitions go, this one has to be up there. Former Crazy Eddie CFO, reprehensible villain and (full disclosure:) friend of GC Sam Antar tipped us off to an email he received on behalf...
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Grover Norquist Just Ruined Your Burning Man Plans

Let's be honest, you weren't planning to go anyway.   Its official. Samah and I are off to "Burning Man" this year. Scratch one from the Bucket List. — Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) July 28, 2014 The...
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In the Interest of Security and Penny-Pinching, CliftonLarsenAllen Will No Longer Accept Credit Cards

Wait a minute, why the hell were clients sending their credit card numbers via email in the first place?! Our tipster shares a recent email from the higher ups: Hello All, Gordy Viere, Denny Schleper,...
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Footnotes: Confidence Not So Confident; The XBRL Robocop; CPA Grandpa Blocks Tax Refund | 07.28.14

Report: Finance and accounting employee confidence drops [Charlotte Business Journal] Here's what happens when your grandpa is a tax accountant and the state erroneously sends you a tax refund [Contra...
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KPMG Scores a Major Victory in the War Against Overtime

This just in, your dreams of collecting overtime for all your hard work have been summarily crushed in appeals court. We've been following Pippins v. KPMG for quite some time, as its outcome could have...
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If You Aren’t Getting the Work-Life Balance You Want, Maybe You Should Sue

This Fortune piece is probably just one big troll but if not, this could be a reality at an accounting firm near you: A slew of gender discrimination lawsuits coming out of big banks point to something...
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Footnotes: Hashtag Fraud Hashtag Scam; Gene Simmons Is No Tax Expert; Congressional Wikipedia Trolling | 07.25.14

Ed. note: I dunno about you guys but I couldn't be happier this week is over. Thanks for helping out with some good tips this week, meet you right back here first thing Monday morning! Holla if you need...
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