Common Traps CPA Exam Candidates Fall Into and How to Avoid Them

With the exception of a few freakishly talented Elijah Watt Sells Award Winners, most candidates find the path to CPA licensure to be one of the bumpiest roads they have ever been on. Failure on the CPA...
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FAF Throws Aside Accounting Standards to Announce “The Best Press Release Ever”

Looks like happy hour started a little early in Norwalk today, as what was supposed to be a test email went out to subscribers of FAF's Action Alert as if it was a real press release: Kip later issued...
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Grant Thornton Sees Itself Out of American Realty Capital

"The accountant for eight nontraded real estate investment trusts managed by Nicholas Schorsch's privately held real estate manager, American Realty Capital, has resigned. Grant Thornton on Jan. 22 resigned...
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The Case For Coming Out at Work

Accounting firms' PR departments have seemed bent on talking about "covering" of late along with the usual diversity and inclusion nonsense, encouraging their professionals to "be themselves." As we all...
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Accounting News Roundup: Deloitte on Top Again; Farewell, KPMG; FASB Delays a Delay | 01.29.15

Deloitte retains top spot among "Big Four" accountants-survey [Reuters]Bragging rights go to Uncle D: "Deloitte has retained top spot among the world's "Big Four" accountants, a survey showed on Wednesday,...
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There’s No Stopping the Growth of Accounting Master’s Programs

You may have heard that accounting is the jim-dandiest college major around. Any site that throws up a lazy “Careers” section has accounting near the top of any “Best Careers” listicle.    And...
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Busy Season Zen: This Hamster Looks a Lot Like You at Team Lunch

This busy season, you're probably going to be eating a lot of pizza. So much so that by the time busy season is over, you'll probably have a Walter White moment if anyone dares show you one more pizza. Since...
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Attention, People Who Love CPA Exam Stats, NASBA’s 2014 Candidate Performance Book Is Here

Hot off the presses, the latest CPA exam candidate performance book is out: The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announces the release of the 2014 Uniform CPA Examination Candidate...
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Congratulations, Audit Managers, You Made Glassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs List

We're used to "accountant" making stupid lists from Yahoo on the world's best careers but what about this Glassdoor list of the 25 best jobs that came out today? Glassdoor explains the formula: The Glassdoor...
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Accounting News Roundup: Yahoo and Alibaba; Accountants Wanted in Connecticut; Flu Season at the Office | 01.28.15

Obama Drops Plan to Raise Taxes on ‘529’ College Savings Accounts [WSJ]The White House had been taking heat from both Rs and Ds so they dropped the provision since it became "such a distraction." Yahoo...
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