Avon Just Broke Off From Its Trade Group, Would CPAs Ever Follow Suit?

Earlier today, Colin and I were talking about things within the profession that are overrated. The billable hour, Excel, Big 4 firms... you know what we mean. Someone threw the CGMA out there and we all...
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8 goal-oriented steps to a more engaged workforce

Employee engagement is this year’s buzzword – so much so, people are getting tired of hearing it. Buzzword or not, however, there’s no denying that an engaged employee is a productive employee. In...
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Public Accounting Positions, Ranked

In the spirit of Internet lists, we humbly present public accounting positions, ranked from best to worst. You are welcome to bicker about this ranking in the comments. 1. Intern 2. Associate 3. Partner 4....
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Starry-Eyed Graduates in the UK Choose PwC As Britain’s Most Prestigious Employer

Another day, another ranking. Today's list comes courtesy The Times. For the sixteenth time, the Times has whipped up a list of the Top 100 Graduate Employers. By asking 18,336 graduates who left UK university...
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CPE Comedy Event: Holy Mother of Fraud

CPE Comedy Event: Holy Mother of Fraud Attend This Event Use the registration box below. This session will be a live event at the location specified. CPE CREDIT WILL BE...
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Mad Scientist Gets Prison Time for Using His Dog and Cat in a Tax Avoidance Scheme

You know, I often joke that my cats Buck and Cash are interns, assistants, accountants, and CEOs of the fictional company that is my home office. But this guy clearly took that too far when he used his...
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Accounting News Roundup: America’s Tax Attitude; CFOs Doing Alright for Themselves; Big Brother at Work | 09.17.14

A Brief History of America’s Attitude Toward Taxes [HBR] Alibaba’s Governance Leaves Investors at a Disadvantage [DealBook] Accounting firm latest outfit to stake out spot in city core The City: Detroit;...
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Payroll Checklist: A step-by-step compliance guide to each pay period, month and calendar quarter of the year

Year-end for Payroll and Accounts Payable doesn’t just begin in the third quarter, ramp up in the fourth quarter and wind down at the end of the first quarter of the next year. It’s often said...
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Footnotes: What the Consultants Are Doing; Worst Taxes in the World; Your Politics Stink | 09.16.14

Forget Zimbabwe, U.S. Tax System Ranks At Bottom, Just Better Than Portugal [Forbes] AICPA Urges Immediate Congressional Action on Tax Extenders [AICPA] The latest on Scotland [Twitter] The 'No' vote is...
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Three Out of Four Big 4 Firms Made the Working Mother 10 Best Companies List

The 2014 Working Mother 100 best companies list is out, and you can expect several self-congratulatory press releases to follow over the next few hours and days. The list itself is in no particular order,...
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