Footnotes: The Movie About You; Diversity Versus Inclusion; Who’s Making Money Off Ebola? | 10.01.14

Ben Affleck will probably star in "The Accountant" It's supposed to be a "thriller" about an accountant who moonlights as an assassin because a real accountant would totally have time to kill people as...
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Lifehacker Makes the Crazy Suggestion Salaried Workers Should Calculate Their Hourly Wage

My fellow salaried workers, take a moment to read this: In a (very good) Quora post, [film producer Christopher] Pollock lists 10 lessons everyone should know about personal finance. They're all great,...
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If Global Travel Is Your Thing, Then This EY Deal Is For You (But Probably Not)

Are you looking for an exciting global opportunity? Ready to see the world, experience new cultures, and work without borders? Well, if you're one of the lucky 1.368421052631579%, EY is for you! Broaden...
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LinkedIn Ranks the Best Undergrad Accounting Programs Based on Employability

Another day, another ranking. This time, LinkedIn did the math and figured out which accounting school tops the list in jobs. Makes sense, isn't that why you go to college in the first place? Here's how...
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Let’s Play Spot the Spelling Error at Meet the Firms with Grant Thornton

This suspect was spotted at University of South Carolina: Wonder if GT is in the market for a proofreader? By: [author-name] This article was syndicated via RSS from: http://goingconcern.com/post/lets-play-spot-spelling-error-meet-firms-grant-thornton
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Accounting News Roundup: Talk About Culture Some More; Deloitte Fights Back; KPMG’s Latest Money-Making Plan | 10.01.14

SEC Charges Two with Insider Trading on Pershing Square’s Announcement on Herbalife [SEC]The SEC’s orders find that Filip Szymik of New York City and Jordan Peixoto of Toronto engaged in insider trading...
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Footnotes: Big 4 West Side Story; Do The Right Thing; Lehmaversary | 09.30.14

Ernst & Young Settles Over Audits of Sino-Forest, Second Chinese Company And it only cost them $7.2 million CAD. Good thing they can afford it. [WSJ] What to Do When the Wrong Answer Seems Right An...
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SEC Accuses Mayer Hoffman McCann of Really Stupid and Obvious Independence Violation

Let's break down this order from the SEC, filed last week, as simply as we can because A) I'm still high on cold pills and B) ain't nobody got time for that. Mayer Hoffman McCann (MHM) is "associated with"...
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Prospective Intern Wants to Know if Firm Will Let Him Go on Vacation During Internship

Yes, this was actually posted over at /r/accounting and no, it doesn't seem this person is a troll: Next week is when Big4 interviews happen and I hope to not only be interviewed but also get offered...
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KPMG Is Looking for Volunteers to Receive More Thorough Audits

Yes, you read that correctly. After all, in changing the value of audits, KPMG doesn't want to force anyone to do it because that just wouldn't be cool. In a piece written for economia, Tony Cates, UK...
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