Accounting News Roundup: The Golden Age of Tax Avoidance; People Issues in Accounting; SEC Filing Tips for Crooks | 08.29.14

Businesses Are Winning Cat-and-Mouse Tax Game [DealBook]You tax folks are really pulling your weight! "Across corporate America, companies large and small are finding new ways to address one of the business...
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Accounting News Roundup: KPMG Scrutinized for Espirito Santo; Going Concern Disclosures; Life at Deloitte Includes Getting the Gym All to Yourself | 08.28.14

KPMG Faces Criticism for Espírito Santo Audit Work [WSJ]Given BDO's experience, maybe the HoK should've seen this coming: "In KPMG LLP's Lisbon office, few clients provided as much audit work as the Espirito...
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Accounting News Roundup: Burger King Has Its Non-inversion Reasons; Goal It Up, EY; Unpredictable Work Hours | 08.27.14

Inversion Critics and Investors May Be Misjudging Burger King Deal [DealBook]Steven Davidoff Solomon piles up evidence that indicates this deal isn't about taxes: "Ontario has a tax rate — 11.5 percent...
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Accounting News Roundup: EY Meets Key and Peele; Inventory Problems; Don’t Save Work for Later | 08.26.14

Burger King to Buy Tim Hortons for $11.4 Billion [DealBook]BK is off to Canada with a little help from WB: "Burger King Worldwide agreed on Tuesday to buy the Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons for...
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Accounting News Roundup: Have An Inversion Your Way; Curb Your Entrepreneur Enthusiasm; Staying In Touch Without Being Weird About It | 08.25.14

Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons [DealBook]Have it your way, BK: "If completed, the deal would mean Burger King’s corporate headquarters would move to Canada, raising the specter of yet another...
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Footnotes: Kount the KPMG Hats!; GOP War Over Taxes; A Sandwich Held Hostage | 08.22.14

Kaption this. Great showing by #TeamPhil and @KPMG_US at @TheBarclaysGolf today. #LetsGoLefty! pic.twitter.com/njdLyP4uT1 — KPMG Mickelson (@MickelsonHat) August 22, 2014  You can't stop Roddy Boyd,...
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Who Will Be the Next CEO of Deloitte?

Last Friday we learned that Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria had decided to call it a career after 34 years at the Green Dot. The news came as a bit of surprise, especially since Joe is only 57 and would be...
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Crony Links: Poetic Project Management; Calculator Memories; Talking to Talent

You might as well face it, you're addicted to links. Open Items Changing Industry Specialization as an Audit Senior AccountingWEB Can Project Management Be Poetic? AWEB Forums Sales-Tax Holidays: Good...
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Homer Simpson Shares Grover Norquist’s Anger Over George Bush’s Broken Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Our pal Tony Nitti has done us all a great service by compiling a Guide To Every Tax Reference In 'The Simpsons' Marathon. Should you take my advice and take some time off next week, you can catch a few...
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Use All Your Vacation Days, Even If It Means Making Less Money

Last week, we linked to this WSJ article about how some companies are getting their employees to take time off by paying them. The mere idea of this is ludicrous, but this is America and if there's one...
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