AICPA Courting Beliebers Now

The world needs #CPAs even more than it needs @justinbieber. See why we're needed oh so badly: http://t.co/7ckJj1gYol — ThisWayToCPA (@ThisWayToCPA) January 23, 2015 Fishing for RTs from Justin Bieber?...
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Accounting News Roundup: KPMG’s New Atlanta Boss; No One Wants Simpler Accounting; Treasury Secretary Gets Bogus IRS Calls | 01.23.15

Americans' Satisfaction With Federal Taxes on Low Side [Gallup] This required a survey? "Americans' satisfaction with the amount that Americans pay in federal income taxes roughly ties the lowest percentage...
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Accounting News Roundup: Accountants Fighting Climate Change; A New Starter on PwC’s Oscar Team; London Mayor Settles with IRS | 01.22.15

Accountants can help fight climate change [Economia]The Head of Sales for Siemens Financial Services believes in you! "Using core analytical and risk management skills, accountants can help organisations...
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Accounting News Roundup: SEC’s Probes; Grant Thornton’s Billions; New York’s Flat CPA Numbers | 01.21.15

SEC Gets Busy With Accounting Investigations [WSJ]The agency filed 99 accounting-fraud enforcement actions for the fiscal year end of Sept. 30. That's up from 68 in the previous year. Grant Thornton Achieves...
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Accounting News Roundup: A Greek Accounting Tragedy; Keep Your Best Employees; PwC Does Davos | 01.20.15

Greece’s Accounting Problem [NYT]USC Professor Jacob Soll outlines the country's lack of ability to keep its numbers straight. Billy Moore named CFO of Grant Thornton [GT]He succeeds Russ Weiman on August...
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Accounting News Roundup: UK Closes Book on HP-Autonomy; EY Law’s Expansion; Stop Overreacting | 01.19.15

We're observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day so we're keeping a light publishing schedule. As always, Open Items is the 7-11 of the accounting world and if you need to get in touch, you can email us. HP-Autonomy...
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Accounting News Roundup: Deloitte’s Hoteling; BDO’s New Partners; PwC’s Counting Engagement | 01.15.15

In "hoteling" concept, Deloitte says it has sufficient space for huge workforce [SA]The firm's senior manager for ops describes it thusly: "A lot of people are in for only a couple of hours a day. They'll...
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If Your Accounting Firm Uses Timesheets, For the Love of God, Track Your Time Daily

Let me preface something here in order to prevent a flood of hate-emails from Ron Baker and his ilk -- timesheets need to die. They need to die a slow and agonizing death. But actually, a quick death would...
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Accounting News Roundup: Nominate Your Top Public Accountant; Newly Merged Connecticut Misses Chance for Great Name; Weird Ideas to Curb Worrying | 01.14.15

Nominations Open for Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals [AT]FYI: "A group calling itself the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals is now accepting nominations for the 2015 "Top 10 Public...
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Accounting News Roundup: The Cost of Timesheets; Escaping Accounting’s Demise; Pot and Business Ethics | 01.13.15

Workers Are Bad at Filling Out Timesheets, and It Costs Billions a Day [HBR]A recent study from AffinityLive found that professional service sector loses 50 million hours, $7.4 billion a day, tracking...
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