Accounting News Roundup: AbbVie and Shire Make a Deal; EY Still Dealing with Madoff Fall Out; Stand Up to a Jerk Store Boss | 07.18.14

AbbVie to Buy Shire for $54 Billion [WSJ]Let's make a tax deal: "U.S. drug maker AbbVie Inc.  said Friday it reached a deal to buy Shire PLC for about $54 billion, one of the largest deals to date where...
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Footnotes: EY Chairman Thinks of the Kids; Legislating Bitcoin; Your Mom’s Basement | 07.17.14

Big jump in number of millennials living with parents reported More Americans than ever live in multigenerational households, and the number of millennials who live with their parents is rising sharply,...
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The New York Times Compares Americans for Tax Reform to Terrorists

When you think of "extremist groups," you probably think of grainy videos shot in a cave with Arabic text scrolling across the bottom. But here at home, we have a different kind of extremist group. The...
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Spain Can’t Seem to Locate Missing Auditor Before Court Date

I smell a Ken Lay coming on here: Spain's High Court said on Thursday the judge investigating the collapse of wireless networks provider Gowex had issued a search and detain warrant for the company's auditor,...
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The #2 Reason California CPAs are Disciplined by the Board May Surprise You

Forgive me for that Upworthy-esque piece of hit bait excuse for a headline, I almost went it "CPAs Are Getting Disciplined in California; You Won't Believe Why!" so I guess it's not as bad. In the Winter...
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The Essentials of Finance – Free Kit

The Essentials of Finance, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Finance related decisions.The following kit contents will...
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The Essentials of CFO’s

The Essentials of CFO's, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your CFO related decisions.The following kit contents will help...
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Guy Leaves KPMG, Can’t Resist the Urge to Write a Sappy Farewell Email

There are basically three types of farewell emails: rambing, angry, expletive-littered rants (also called the Bridge Burner -- a GC favorite) clever bro fist goodbyes that read like press releases dry,...
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Groundbreaking Study Discovers Big 4 Partners Tend to Be Hardworking, Male, and White

What makes a Big 4 partner? Chris Carter, Crawford Spence and Claire Dambrin (academics, natch) set out to find that answer, looking specifically at partners in Canada, France and the UK. You will not...
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Accounting News Roundup: The Case Against the Corporate Income Tax; Deloitte Loves Nevada; CEOs and Colorful Language | 07.17.14

We Don't Need a Corporate Income Tax [Bloomberg View]Megan McArdle has a plan: "[T]here is no such thing as a fair, simple corporate tax code that can’t be gamed. And the harder we try to squeeze them...
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