Footnotes: Accountant Murderer Gets Sentenced; Tax Avoidance; Let’s Not Labor | 08.29.14

Ed. note: we're cutting out early for the long weekend in case you didn't notice. As usual, we're lurking around, so give us a holla if you need anything. Otherwise, we'll meet you back here on Tuesday....
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The PCAOB Has Added Some Interesting New Language to Inspection Reports

While we were ragging on EY yesterday for taking it up the AS5 from the PCAOB, we happened to notice some interesting new language in the inspection report. Now, this is not surprising as the PCAOB clarifies...
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This PwC Job Listing Gives Just a Little Too Much Information

So you're a skilled international tax person looking for a new gig. You come across this job posting on LinkedIn and find it interesting: Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading...
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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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Footnotes: Accounting for Intangibles; You Remind Me of Crazy Eddie; Deloitte Digital’s New Offering | 08.28.14

Accounting for brands: Untouchable intangibles Accountants seem content to live with such quantum weirdness. Brand values can “swing wildly”, says Alan Teixeira of the International Accounting Standards...
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Hasten Your Departure with Pre-Written Microsoft Word Resignation Letters

Are you ready to pull the plug on your current gig, but feel intimidated by that blinking cursor at the top left-hand corner of a Word document? Microsoft Word has you covered with an array of prewritten...
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PwC Is Getting Into the Virtual Food Service Business

PwC learned me a new phrase today: digital spaghetti! dig•it•al spa•ghet•ti– the art of creating new words that describe something technical to educate your friends and co-workers; helpful when...
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EY Hits 50% Failure Rate on PCAOB Inspection, Gets a Grade of LOL on AS5

Today, the PCAOB released its latest inspection report on the firm formerly known as Ernst & Young. Now, before we get into that, let's get into a little history because everyone loves history, right? EY...
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The Anatomy of a Failed DAM Project

As a consultant, I have seen many DAM projects unfold that ranged from nearly perfect to raging fiascos. In the spirit of learning from mistakes made by others, what follows are some of the most common...
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KPMG Vice Chair Thinks the Future of Audit Includes 100 Percent Testing

Let's pretend you're an alien who just landed on Earth and for some odd reason you decided accountants are the supreme beings of this planet, therefore you want to read all about them and clicked on over...
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