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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Free CPE: How To Develop Qualified Prospects For Your Practice

Event Date: August 20, 2014, 2:30 pm ET In this session we'll review best practices for how to generate interest in your firm’s services. Topics include: Web Based Marketing Strategies Appointment...
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Accounting News Roundup: Agree to Disagree on Inversion Legislation; Accidents Happen in Life at Deloitte; Americans Suck at Math | 07.24.14

Obama Administration Presses for Retroactive Legislation on Tax Inversions [DealBook]Everyone in Congress agrees that they can't agree on tax reform so a quick fix on inversions is necessary. Unfortunately,...
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Footnotes: CEOs Get Optimistic; Rich People Love New York; Life at Deloitte Is One Long Meeting | 07.23.14

CEOs are mostly optimistic about the future, says KPMG study [KPMG] Tale of the Tapes: IRS head confirms investigators have found backup tapes in Lerner probe IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying...
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