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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Grant Thornton’s Philadelphia Office Gives a Purple Rose to Former Bachelorette Contestant

Where do you go in life after you've been eliminated from The Bachelorette? To Grant Thornton, natch. 42-year-old Sean Denham has 20 years of public accounting experience and most recently served as partner...
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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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So You Failed the CPA Exam Before the Holidays, Now What?

While countless CPA exam candidates are likely still shaking off their celebration hangovers from yesterday, you're one of the lucky few who failed. Perhaps just barely, perhaps spectacularly. Whether...
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Duh of the Day: Consulting Work by Audit Firms Could Possibly Impair Audit Integrity

The rise of non-audit services offered by accounting firms could threaten the quality and integrity of independent audits, said Steven Harris, a key member of the government’s watchdog agency. Although...
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Gartner Names 6 Leaders in Resurgent Information Archiving Space

The financial crisis that started in 2008 changed many things. Financial companies closed down. CEOs lost their jobs. IT changed, too. Over the past few years data governance preservation has become...
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Let’s Discuss: Why Is Everyone in Public Accounting Obsessed with Sports?

SPORTS. Love 'em or hate 'em, chances are you've been caught up in a casual conversation at your office about them. For those who don't build their entire Sunday and some weeknights around a bunch of dudes...
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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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The AICPA’s New Diversity Tool Is Guaranteed to Make the Profession Almost As Diverse as South Dakota

Diversity sucks in the accounting profession. I think it sucks, and I live in Utah. You may not remember, but the black population in Utah dropped 20 percent in 2004 because Karl Malone went to play for...
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