Crony Links: Screwing Up Delegation; Great Accountants; Discussing Pay

These links are brought to you by Dewey, Cheetum & Howe. Open Items Messed up on recruiting season AccountingWEB The 16 Ways to Screw Up Delegation AWEB Forums Qualities of a Great Accountant The...
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(UPDATE) This EY Fade Haircut Is Just the Worst

A young man has just pledged his #loyaltEY to EY in a creative way. We aren't sure how else to explain it, really. I guess you just have to see the tweet.   @EYMichael @EYLisaT @EYKates #selfie #selfEY...
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Ex-Accounting Professor Invited Students Over to Party, Secretly Filmed Them Using Bathroom (Allegedly!)

This kind of reminds me of that very special Golden Girls episode where Blanche went to college to finish her degree and was propositioned by her professor to get some "extra credit." Even though she was...
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Grant Thornton to Employees: “Your Compensation Notice Is In the Mail”

We wondered why our premature Grant Thornton compensation thread was a tad crickety. Now we know. From our tipster: We just got a message from National HR regarding comp adjustments.  It appears that...
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Accounting News Roundup: KPMG’s New Audit Clients; Earnings Management; Mark Cuban’s Not Crazy About Inversions | 07.25.14

KPMG, Marcum Lead Pack in New Audit Clients for Q2 [AT]Small wins: "Interestingly, neither firm led the way in new market cap audited, new assets audited, or new audit fees. Ernst & Young topped the...
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Actiance Wants to Help Companies Curb Social Media Mistakes

New York politician Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal. Actor Ashton Kutcher’s defense of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Former corporate communication director Justine Sacco’s...
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Footnotes: Xero’s Future Plans; Bosses From Hell; EY Looks to Grow | 07.24.14

SEC Announces Additional Charges in Football-Related Boiler Room Scheme [SEC] Xero is eyeing a U.S. IPO [AT] Inside The Complicated Mess Of Discrimination And Diversity In Hiring A spate of recent studies...
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This Complete Idiot Cheated on the Open Book Ethics Exam, Ratted Self Out

So here's the deal. This guy Nathaniel Paredes was disciplined by the California Board of Accountancy, and we get to read all about it in the latest edition of the CBA Update. In case you aren't aware,...
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#TBT: That Time Mustang Was Marketed to Harried Public Accountants

Should a harried Public Accountant drive a relaxed private fun car like Mustang? The California Board of Accountancy tells us the average yearly salary for a CPA in 1964 was $6,708.42. A 1966 Mustang,...
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PwC Is Trying to Get Some Color Up in This Mofo

A special program developed by employees at the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the nonprofit Diversity Awareness Partnership is teaching youngsters that careers in finance are not strictly...
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