Friday Footnotes: Chief Accounting Officer Gets Hosed; Getting Desperate For Managers; Fake It Til You Make It | 12.19.14

Prostitute beats off taxman in Oslo court This is marginally SFW depending where you W [The Local] US regulators close small Minnesota bank Is Bank Fail Friday a thing again? [AP] Did Property Mogul ‘Scapegoat’...
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IRS Commish Is Still Bitching About Budget Cuts, Threatening a Terrible Filing Season Ahead

Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday. About half the people who call the IRS for assistance...
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PwC’s Bob Moritz Is Feeling Generous, Gives Us This Selfie

Has anyone seen that picture of Bill Gates going around Facebook that says he'll give a bunch of money to every dipshit who shares it? Yeah, it's fake. It's actually based on a piece of paper he held up...
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The Best Part About This Guide to Getting Hired by Deloitte Consulting Is The Guy Who Says Don’t

So, Bloomberg Businessweek has this nice fancy guide to getting hired by Deloitte Consulting. I'd share it here but it's proprietary and obviously the person who put it together spent a lot of time and...
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Accounting News Roundup: Another Too Big to Fail; CFOs Behaving Badly; An Accountant’s Side Job | 12.19.14

Regulators designate MetLife for high-risk financial oversight [LA Times]Too Big to Fail, y'all! "Federal regulators Friday designated MetLife Inc. for special oversight, saying the insurer is so big that...
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How to Be Smart with Your Corporate Data

The cyber attack against Sony Pictures revealed a treasure trove of titillating sensitive corporate data: emails that revealed the true feelings of certain producers for certain movie stars, sensitive...
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DoD Figured the Navy Didn’t Need a Flashy Name on Its Audit Opinion

In press releases you didn't read this month news, the Department of Defense announced earlier this month that it had awarded contracts to audit the Army, Air Force, and Navy. Let's see who the lucky winners...
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The Monthly Close: Billing This Dump to the Client

I see Greg is wearing the same blue shirt he wore to AWeb Live, unless he happens to own several of the same exact shirt. Not outside the realm of possibility. Enjoy! By: [author-name] This article...
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Be Social, Don’t Skip the Party, and Other Redundant Holiday Party Advice

Yes, it's that time of year. And apparently some of you need to hear this stuff because people who are paid to write about it (not me) continue to write about it. Now that we've gotten that out of the...
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Accounting News Roundup: The Art of Uncertain Tax Positions; IRS Is Broke; Too Late to Save Enron? | 12.18.14

It’s Probably Too Late Now, But I Think I Could Have Saved Enron [Clickhole]This young man has a brilliant idea to save Enron: "It probably means nothing now, 13 years later, but if I were in charge,...
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