Inside Deeper Weekend and the Grassroots Movement to Transform the Accounting Profession

I had no idea what to expect at Thriveal’s 4th Annual Deeper Weekend other than ludicrously passionate accountants. It was held over two days in early November at a small gallery in West Greenville,...
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The Monthly Close: Nothing’s Hotter Than Prostitution with Accurate Receipts

Sometimes the month just gets away from you. Luckily, we all worked hard to get this wrapped up so none of us had to work over a holiday weekend. Have a great Thanksgiving. By: [author-name] This...
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Accounting News Roundup: Microsoft Coughs Up Change for Chinese Tax Evasion; An Accounting Pot Practice?; BDO Gunning for McGladrey | 11.26.14

We're calling it a half-day here and suggest to anyone who's actually working today to do the same. We'll be off tomorrow and Friday, returning Monday. If you have an Open Items emergency, we'll do our...
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Accounting News Roundup: KPMG’s News Head of VC Tax; Twitter CFO’s Misfire; Casey’s BooBoo | 11.25.14

KPMG names Chadwick national tax leader for venture capital [Reuters]Chadwick. Francois Chadwick. "Chadwick has more than 20 years of experience in client servicing and is currently VC tax leader in the...
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Accounting News Roundup: Holy Accounting; Unhappy Managers; Marriage and Stalled Careers | 11.24.14

Pope Francis on the role of accountants in society [CGMA]ICYMI, Frank expects a lot from you: "The current economic climate makes the issue of work even more pressing. Given your professional vantage...
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Accounting News Roundup: KPMG and McLaren; Showing Respect for Employees; A Cuddling Business | 11.21.14

KPMG laps up McLaren’s F1-style analytics [FT]This is real future of auditing stuff: "Through the alliance, KPMG will be able to introduce an audit model that is forward looking and predictive, based...
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Accounting News Roundup: Pile On PwC; Productive Procrastination; The Anti-App App | 11.19.14

U.S. Audit Regulator Scrutinizing PwC Over Caterpillar Tax Advice [WSJ]Michigan Senator Carl Levin rattled some cages: "In April, Sen. Levin sent a letter to the PCAOB requesting that it 'conduct a formal...
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BDO Fixin’ to Acquire UHY Texas

Following up its purchase of Ohio's SS&G, BDO announced today that it had reached agreement with UHY Advisors to execute....err...acquire its Texas Practice: The UHY Texas practice provides a broad...
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Accounting News Roundup: Africa’s Accounting; Lots of Bad Managers; Stop Saying “I’m a Workaholic” | 11.18.14

Africa Makes Strides in Corporate Accounting, Governance [CFOJ]Blasphemy! "Just because they don’t have the best accounting records doesn’t mean they don’t have a good business." 70% of managers...
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Accounting News Roundup: Deloitte’s Internal Startups; Bragging About Audited Numbers; Facebook at Work | 11.17.14

Islamic finance body AAOIFI to discuss global accounting standards [Reuters]I'm sure this will cause some fretting over adoption of "Sharia GAAP." Deloitte offers its staff the chance to be the boss of...
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