Footnotes: EY Settles Sino-Forest; Freddie Mac Sues Deloitte; Commuting in the Future | 09.19.14

Ernst & Young settles with OSC in Sino-Forest, Zungui cases [Globe and Mail] 2014′s Most & Least Fair State Tax Systems [WalletHub] Designing the Commute of the Future [HBR] Inverse logic This...
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Accounting News Roundup: America’s Tax Attitude; CFOs Doing Alright for Themselves; Big Brother at Work | 09.17.14

A Brief History of America’s Attitude Toward Taxes [HBR] Alibaba’s Governance Leaves Investors at a Disadvantage [DealBook] Accounting firm latest outfit to stake out spot in city core The City: Detroit;...
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Accounting News Roundup: Disclosing Non-disclosure; Going Into Business with Friends; AgFeed Settles | 09.16.14

Relaxed Rules for Small-Company IPOs Raise Concerns [CFOJ]Companies that disclose that they're not disclosing even admit that it's a risk: "Emerging growth companies themselves are admitting in their [Securities...
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Accounting News Roundup: Andersen Tax Explains the Name; RadioShack CFO Quits After 7 Months; Happy September 15th | 09.15.14

Andersen Tax CEO Explains Name Change [AT]They've, like, been planning to do this for a while now: “To put the subject matter into context, when Andersen imploded in 2002, we tried to do a U.S. tax-only...
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Crony Links: 2nd Tier vs. Regional; Accountants Get Religion; Making Employees Happy

These links are non-denominational.  Open Items Choosing Between 2nd Tier and Large Regional Firm AccountingWEB What Happens When Accountants Get Religion AWEB Forums Qualities of a Great Accountant The...
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Accounting News Roundup: Deloitte Toronto Going for Hardcore Hoteling; Rallying for Cash Accounting; Your Next LinkedIn Connection | 09.12.14

‘Hot desking’ trend grows: No offices or assigned seating at new Deloitte headquarters [FP]Packing 'em in (even the OMP) like sardines: "Even the top dog, the managing general partner in Toronto, has...
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Accounting News Roundup: Alibaba *Could* Defraud Investors (If It Wanted To); Crowe Horwath Hiring in South Bend; Improvements to Excel for iPad | 09.11.14

Short-Seller Carson Block Says He’s Wary of Alibaba [DealBook]Block told accounting students and "aspiring investors" at Baruch that : “If Alibaba wanted to defraud investors, it absolutely could.”  What...
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Accounting News Roundup: PwC on Climate Change; REITs Are All the Rage; Future Big 4 Burnouts | 09.10.14

This Legendary Accounting Firm Just Ran the Numbers on Climate Change [MoJo]Odd thing #1: Seeing PwC mentioned in a Mother Jones article. Odd thing #2: PwC issuing doomsday reports on climate change. Split...
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Accounting News Roundup: IFRS Holdouts; GE Tax Guy’s Predictable Opinion on Inversions; Sending Cold Emails to Bigshots | 09.09.14

Non-IFRS Accounting Zones Dwindle in Number [CFOJ]The Magnificent Seven: The U.S., China, Egypt, Bolivia, Guinea-Bissau, Macao and Niger."In 106 countries, all or most domestic public companies are required...
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Accounting News Roundup: Mission Impossible: Conflict Minerals Reporting; Linklaters and EY Mentioned Together Sans Lehman; TNSTAAFL | 09.08.14

SEC Preps Mutual Fund Rules [WSJ]More rules to keep you all employed: "The Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing new rules to boost oversight of mutual funds, hedge funds and other firms as part...
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